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Unveiling the New EU Foreign Investment Regime

To address growing geopolitical tensions and technological shifts, the European Commission presented, on 24 January 2024, five new initiatives for strengthening the EU’s economic security. Part of the package is a proposal for a new regulation on the screening of foreign investments, whose aim is to update Regulation 2019/452 (FDI Regulation), which is currently in … Continue Reading

U.S. Outbound Investment Restrictions and Notification Requirements Mandated by Executive Order: Currently Limited to Certain Investments in China Tech

On August 9, 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (“EO”) titled “Addressing United States Investments in Certain National Security Technologies and Products in Countries of Concerns,” mandating the establishment of an outbound investment regulatory regime.  The EO mandates that the Treasury Department, in coordination with other agencies, issue regulations to establish a … Continue Reading

DOJ and Commerce Department Launch Disruptive Technology Strike Force

On February 16, 2023, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that the DOJ and the Commerce Department were launching the “Disruptive Technology Strike Force,” to be led jointly by the DOJ’s National Security Division and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”), that “will focus on investigating and prosecuting criminal violations … Continue Reading

BIS Implements New Chinese Supercomputer and Semiconductor Manufacturing Export Controls

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule, 87 Fed. Reg. 62186, amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR parts 730-774) to impose new export controls on Chinese advanced computing integrated circuits (ICs), computer commodities containing such … Continue Reading