Tag Archives: M&A

CFIUS Update: CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. and Quanergy Systems, Inc.

Status: Mitigation; Clearance Acquirer:  CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. (Cayman Islands) Acquired:  Quanergy Systems, Inc. (US) Value:  US$1.4 billion Industry:  Autonomous Vehicles; Artificial Intelligence; Internet of Things… Continue Reading

CFIUS Clearance: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern

Status: Clearance Acquirer:  Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (Canada) Acquired:  Kansas City Southern (US) Value:  US$29 billion Industries:  Transportation; Infrastructure; Railway Update:  On August 16, 2022, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP; NYSE: CP) announced that “it has received the required regulatory clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) for the … Continue Reading

Talk to the Experts: Multi-country M&A Is Getting More Complex: Evolving FDI Regimes Across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the US

International M&A practitioners are used to dealing with CFIUS for any transaction involving assets in the US. The Europeans M&A practitioners are, however, catching up, and many multijurisdictional deals will now face clearance in a number of countries. The latest addition to the list, the UK National Security and Investment Bill, is broad in scope … Continue Reading

Accounting for CFIUS Regulatory Risk in Transactions Involving Property Rights at Airports and Maritime Ports

New rules went into effect on February 13, 2020, that implemented the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA), expanding the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the US agency that reviews foreign investments in the US for potential national security concerns. The new rules include CFIUS … Continue Reading

Polish Government to Adopt Stricter Control Over Private Investments

Like various other European Union member states, Poland has taken the first step to passage of a new act intended to screen foreign direct investments in Polish companies. The goal of the legislation is to protect Polish companies against take-over by non-EU/EEA investors. This post is being published for The Trade Practitioner as part of … Continue Reading

CFIUS: Interim Rule Establishes Filing Fees as of May 1, 2020

UPDATE:  On April 29, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) issued an interim rule, effective May 1, 2020, concerning applicable filing fees for formal notice filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or Committee), essentially implementing the proposed rule issued on March 9, 2020.… Continue Reading

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
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