Foreign Acquisitions Merit CFIUS Analysis: An Overview

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT) -- Mergers and acquisitions that will result in the foreign ownership or control of an American business could be subject to prior review and approval by the multiagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Various statutes over the last 35 years have renewed and strengthened the CFIUS process, originally established by President Gerald Ford under an executive order. The most recent action occurred in 2007, when Congress enacted the Foreign Investment and National Security Act (FINSA) in the wake of Dubai Ports World's ill-fated...
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