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US Treasury Proposes Regulations To Implement FIRRMA And Expand CFIUS Reviews Of Foreign Investment In The US; Comments Due October 17, 2019
On September 17, 2019, the US Treasury Department proposed much-anticipated regulations to implement FIRRMA and expand the jurisdiction of CFIUS to review, and potentially block or require changes to, ...
United States
24 Sep 2019
US Government Restricts Certain Exports To Huawei And Affiliates By Adding It To Entity List While Permitting Temporary Narrow Exceptions
On May 16, 2019, the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security issued a final rule amending the EAR by adding to the Entity List Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and 68 of its non-US affiliates.
United States
7 Jun 2019
US Department Of Justice Sharpens Its Focus On Foreign Lobbying And Influence
Two recent steps by the Department of Justice ("DOJ") demonstrate a new commitment to enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act ("FARA").
United States
21 Mar 2019
US Government Shutdown Ends; National Security Reviews By CFIUS Of Foreign Investments Into The US Resume
The agreement to end the partial government shutdown means that the operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") have resumed.
United States
1 Feb 2019
US Government Shutdown: Effects On US Government National Security Reviews Of Transactions Involving Foreign Investors
The partial federal government shutdown, now in its 27th day, has halted a range of government operations.
United States
23 Jan 2019
Pilot Program Launches, Expanding CFIUS Jurisdiction Over Foreign Investment In Sensitive U.S. Businesses And Mandating That Parties File
With the recent passage of the U.S. Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act ("FIRRMA"), businesses and investors have been watching closely to see exactly how the law will expand the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS").
United States
21 Nov 2018
2018 US Midterm Elections: Implications For Business
The results of the US midterm elections will have implications for how business gets done in Washington during the next two years.
United States
14 Nov 2018
Technology, Investment And Security: The Modernization Of CFIUS - What Does It Mean For The Global Investor?
On August 13, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, or FIRRMA, legislation designed to enhance US national security and protect US technological achievements and superiority.
United States
12 Nov 2018
The "New NAFTA" And Its Revised Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Ending with final bilateral negotiations between the US president and the Canadian prime minister that concluded September 30, the United States, Canada and Mexico have reached agreement...
United States
10 Oct 2018
Congress Enacts New Legislation Reforming CFIUS And US Review Of Foreign Investment
The US House and Senate have passed, and will soon send to President Trump for his signature, a bill that includes a major reform of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS"),
United States
9 Aug 2018
Legislation May Affect US Reviews Of Foreign Investments
Calls to increase scrutiny of foreign investment in the United States have gained strength in the US Congress, and now there are several proposals for changes to the multi-agency CFIUS.
United States
15 Nov 2017
CFIUS Scrutiny Of Foreign Investments Into US Is On The Rise
In September 2017, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") released its annual report to Congress detailing its activities in 2015.
United States
29 Sep 2017
United States Blocks Foreign Acquisition Of US Company, Citing Security Risks
On September 13, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an order prohibiting the $1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation by Canyon Bridge Fund I and its Chinese venture capital fund partner, ...
United States
19 Sep 2017
Withdrawal From NAFTA Remains An Option If Renegotiation Talks Fail
On April 27, 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that he would not withdraw from the NAFTA "at this time," after securing agreement from Canada and Mexico to renegotiate elements of the agreement.
United States
3 May 2017
Foreign Ownership Of Federally Leased Property To Draw New Scrutiny
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report that calls attention to the prevalence of foreign ownership of office space and other real property leased to the federal government.
United States
14 Feb 2017
US President Blocks Proposed Chinese Acquisition Of German Semiconductor Company On National Security Grounds
These systems are used to produce the multilayer crystalline films necessary for semiconductor production.
15 Dec 2016
US President Blocks Proposed Acquisition By Chinese Partnership Of US Assets Of German Semiconductor Company On National Security Grounds
For just the third time in history, a US president has formally blocked a proposed foreign acquisition of a US business due to national security concerns identified during the review process by CFIUS.
8 Dec 2016
Outlook For International Trade Negotiations And Agreements Under A Trump Administration
Candidate Trump ran for US president on a platform heavy on fair-trade/anti-globalization rhetoric.
18 Nov 2016
Trans-Pacific Partnership Takes On E-Commerce, Cybersecurity And Encryption
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) was signed on February 4, 2016. The TPP concerns a wide range of issues and has been negotiated over several years by the United States and 11 Pacific Rim trading partners.
United States
8 Feb 2016
WTO Members Conclude Landmark Expansion Of Information Technology Agreement
The United States and more than 50 member governments of the World Trade Organization announced a landmark expansion of the Information Technology Agreement that will phase out hundreds of tariffs on information technology.
United States
22 Dec 2015
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