Analysis

Reciprocity In CFIUS Reviews Might Hit Chinese Deals Hardest

Law360, New York (March 14, 2017, 3:23 PM EDT) -- There appears to be growing momentum behind the notion that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States should incorporate investment reciprocity into its national security reviews of inbound transactions, a policy shift that would weigh the heaviest on Chinese buyers if enacted.

Investment reciprocity — the idea that the U.S. should block a foreign entity’s investment in a particular industry when a U.S. buyer would be similarly blocked in that entity’s country — has been on politicians’ radar since before Donald Trump took office.

Lawmakers from both parties have floated the idea in various pieces of legislation in recent...

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