Tag Archives: Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

CFIUS Authority Expanded Via FIRRMA Implementing Regulations

UPDATE:  An annotated form of the full list of covered investment critical infrastructure and functions related to covered investment critical infrastructure as proposed by CFIUS that is referenced below is now available under the CFIUS Resources section of this blog. On September 17, 2019, the US Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations to implement the … Continue Reading

Advice for Chinese Companies: How to Cope with Strengthened US Export Controls and CFIUS – Seminars in Shanghai and Beijing – October 2019

Keep US Open to Chinese Business: 维持一个对华企业开放的美国: How to Cope With Strengthened US Export Controls and CFIUS 应对日趋严格的美国出口管制和CFIUS审查的实务指南 Friday, October 11, 2019 – Shanghai (2019 年10月11日,周五 – 上海) Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – Beijing (2019 年10月15日,周二 – 北京)… Continue Reading

CFIUS Reform: House and Senate Committees Unanimously Clear Bills That Would Greatly Expand CFIUS Authority

On May 22, shortly before the US Memorial Day holiday weekend, the US House and Senate committees with jurisdictions over foreign investments in the US unanimously passed their respective legislations that would greatly expand the authority bestowed on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The bipartisan, bicameral effort introduced the Foreign … Continue Reading

Proposed CFIUS Law Will Impose New Export Controls on US Businesses

The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 (S. 2098/H.R. 4311, FIRRMA for short) was introduced in Congress to reform the national security review of foreign acquisitions of US businesses by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee). However, FIRRMA extends well beyond this purpose of reviewing acquisitions … Continue Reading

Proposed Bill to Assess Chinese Acquisitions of US Financial Services Company and Temporarily Halt Pending Acquisitions

On November 2, 2017, Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ), introduced a bill that would “authorize a review of financial services industry requirements of the People’s Republic of China and the implications of such requirements on national security interests of the United States.” (H.R. 4235, 115th Congress, Nov. 2, 2017).  The bill would require the Secretary of … Continue Reading

Presidential Order on CFIUS Filing: Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, China Venture Capital Fund, and Lattice Semiconductor

Status: Presidential Order   Acquirer:  Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, Inc. (US); China Venture Capital Fund Corporation Limited (China) Acquired:  Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (US) Value:  Approximately US$1.3 Billion Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Electronic Engineering; Semiconductors… Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (22-28 August 2016)

TPP – Opposition Remains Strong.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) stated last week that the U.S. Senate will not vote on TPP’s implementing legislation during lame-duck session of Congress as many – including the Obama Administration – had hoped, saying: The current agreement, the Trans-Pacific agreement, which has some serious flaws, will not be … Continue Reading
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