3 Things To Know About CFIUS' Recent Activism

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT) -- Before investing in the United States, foreign companies and their U.S. targets should consider the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a federal interagency committee empowered to review foreign investments in United States companies for national security concerns.

If a proposed transaction presents national security concerns, CFIUS has the power to require the parties to mitigate those concerns or, if they cannot be mitigated, to block the transaction. And if a transaction has not been submitted for preclosing review, CFIUS can...
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