Trump Administration Considering Use of IEEPA To Restrict U.S. Technology Transfer to China04.12/Blog
Reports suggest that the Trump Administration may declare an emergency under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to grant the CFIUS authority to review technology transfer transactions even where there is no transfer of “control.”
Spring 2018 CFIUS Briefing04.10/Alert
How can parties help CFIUS say “yes?” The key is to begin with the data, identify problems early, and be proactive.
Trump Administration Takes Action Following Section 301 Investigation03.23/Blog
President Trump’s latest directives regarding the USTR’s Section 301 investigation into China has wide-ranging implications for in-bound Chinese investment. Here’s what you need to know.
CFIUS and China: Separating Fact from Fiction02.12/Alert
It's true that a few high-profile deals have been abandoned due to CFIUS concerns. But many other transactions--including three recent ones involving Chinese acquirers--have been cleared.
Three Key Aspects of the Proposed Reform to the CFIUS Process11.18/Blog
A bill updating the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. and the national security review process has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate. Here's what you need to know.
President Trump Issues Executive Order Blocking Proposed Acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor09.13/Blog
For only the fourth time in 30 years, the President blocked the proposed acquisition of a U.S. company following a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The alert explains the reasoning behind the Executive Order that prevented a Chinese consortium from acquiring a U.S. semiconductor company at a time when concerns about Chinese investment in the United States are growing.
Senate Minority Leader Urges President Trump to Suspend Chinese Acquisitions of U.S. Companies08.01/Blog
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer has written to President Trump asking him to order the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to suspend the approval of all covered transactions by Chinese entities. This article discusses Sen. Schumer’s position and possible upcoming legislative action.
CFIUS and Real Estate06.26/Alert
The expanding influx of foreign investments in U.S. real estate has drawn the attention of three key U.S. Senators amid national security concerns.
New Details Emerge on Legislative Proposal to Modernize CFIUS Process06.23/Blog
A bipartisan group in Congress is working to modernize the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review process due to increased foreign direct investment and perceived threats to national security. The proposed legislation would focus on nations posing the greatest threat and give CFIUS clearer authority to review investments.