When M&A And National Security Don’t Mix

Law360 (October 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An act recently passed in Congress, intended to tighten controls on foreign capital inflows, could derail your best-laid deals.

The Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (FINSA) will soon tighten the screws on foreign capital flowing into the United States. Foreign investors and their U.S. partners must be prepared to face new risks and uncertainties, including deal delays and political interference, starting on Oct. 24, when FINSA goes into effect.

FINSA emerged out of a policy debate in Washington over the need for added...
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