As we covered in October, CFIUS has published enforcement guidelines, but has yet to levy any fines. So we asked readers to predict when we’d see the first penalty for “failure to file a mandatory declaration or notice.” The line was set at April Fool’s Day, 2023. Readers took the “over.” Results inside.
Outbound investment reviews are not on the radar screens of U.S. institutional investors or companies. Yet. That’s according to a new FIW survey, which showed nearly half weren’t aware of the potential for outbound investment reviews. Details on impact, preparedness, and expert insights are inside.
The new CFIUS enforcement guidelines warn of penalties for three “acts or omissions,” including failure to file a mandatory declaration or notice. So, when will that first fine come? The line has been set at April Fool’s Day, and a free one-year subscription goes to any reader who picks the right date.
The vast majority of Foreign Investment Watch readers (69.1%) believe that President Biden will issue an Executive Order requiring national-security reviews of outbound foreign investments in China and other nations. Details on timing and the business impact are inside.
Based on questions from readers, we’ve decided to do a quick pulse survey on the prospects for a national-security review regime for outbound investments. Is an Executive Order coming? How about legislation? When? Take the survey, and we’ll publish results in an upcoming edition.
Among the more interesting data points in our third annual CFIUS survey: The vast majority of non-notified inquiries (81.3 percent) were related to transactions within the last three years. Also of interest: Most respondents would like to see formal guidance from the Committee. Details inside.
How many of your clients have been contacted by CFIUS regarding a non-notified transaction? And how old were those transactions? That’s just some of the data we’ll share in our latest study. The survey is only 10 questions, and should take you 60 seconds. Please take it now, thanks!
A new survey from a global consulting firm has found that U.S. voters “broadly support export controls and investment screening” for critical technologies on national security grounds. However, voters seem to have little appetite for total bans. Details, data and the complete survey are inside.
According to a new survey conducted by Foreign Investment Watch, both corporate executives and outside counsel feel more knowledgeable about CFIUS, and feel better prepared to comply with filing obligations or inquiries from the Committee. Details and data inside.