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National Security Scrutiny Of Mergers Rising: Experts

Law360 (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As national security reviews of foreign acquisitions in all industries surge and Congress stands poised to make the first major changes to the review process in a decade, an increasing number of foreign acquisitions in the U.S. energy sector are ending up under federal scrutiny over security concerns.

In addition, the significance of the energy industry to the national infrastructure has become widely acknowledged in the post-9/11 political climate, according to experts.

“Certainly, the energy sector is now considered to be one of the infrastructure sectors...
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