Dealmakers Squeezed As CFIUS Emphasizes Geography

Law360, New York (October 5, 2012, 4:44 PM EDT) -- The federal government's recent decision to block a Chinese-owned company's wind farm development near a naval base in Oregon showcased its willingness to scuttle deals based on proximity to high-security sites, forcing attorneys to navigate ambiguous national security standards to avoid botched transactions, experts say.

While the notoriously tight-lipped national security deal regulator, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., has always considered location relative to U.S. security centers, dealmaking attorneys say geography appears to have taken on a new significance after the denials of...
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