Tag Archives: foreign investment

COVID-19 Industry Update: Trade, Supply Chains, Defense and More

Countries around the world continue to enact policies aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 that both recognize the importance of trade to their respective economies, but also seek to address domestic demand for key goods – especially medical supplies – related to the crisis. Similarly, some recent government policies around the world have shifted … Continue Reading

Webinar: International Sanctions and Impact on Exports, Investments and Projects – April 6, 2020

In recent years, we have witnessed the rise of international sanctions and the increase of export and import controls. This, together with the blocking regulation (with which third countries try to mitigate the extraterritorial effects of US sanctions) has added uncertainty to international trade.… Continue Reading

CFIUS Pilot Program: New Mandatory Filings for Non-passive Foreign Investments

On October 10, 2018, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued an interim rule, set to take effect on November 10, 2018, creating a “Pilot Program” that will require certain non-passive foreign investments to file an abbreviated “Declaration” filing with CFIUS. The rule is currently open for comments until November 10.… Continue Reading

CFIUS Reform: Understanding FIRRMA

On August 14, 2018, legislation reforming the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), and dual-use export controls, the Export Controls Reform Act (ECRA), were signed into law as part of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) (H.R. … Continue Reading

More Power to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)

The media has reported on various potential plans and ideas being discussed by lawmakers to further expand or improve the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’s (CFIUS) scope and authorities. To date, no legislation has been introduced in Congress, and only few details about what has been proposed is publicly known.  Based on … Continue Reading
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