Treasury Dept.'s New Foreign Investment Regulations

Law360, New York (May 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With an estimated 2 trillion dollars controlled by sovereign wealth funds, investments in the United States by entities associated with foreign governments have been an increasing part of the M&A landscape.

Investments such as the proposed acquisition of Unocal by a Chinese government-owned company, the proposed acquisition of a British company, which held the rights to manage a number of U.S. ports, by a Dubai-owned company, and the proposed takeover of 3Com by a private equity firm with a Chinese-controlled entity as a minority partner have...
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