How CFIUS Foreign Transaction Monitoring Broadened In 2020

Law360 (December 18, 2020, 4:50 PM EST) -- 2020 is a year we will not soon forget. 2020 was also a year full of dramatic changes for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

The committee's mandate remained the same — review foreign investments in U.S. businesses to protect national security — a phrase that is interpreted broadly. When necessary, the president is even authorized to prohibit a proposed transaction, or require a foreign person to divest their interest in a U.S. business on national security grounds.

However, this year new regulations were issued, the mandatory notification process changed, and for the first time companies are now...

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