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Committee on
Foreign Investment in the
United States (CFIUS)
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The determination of whether to make a CFIUS filing related to a foreign acquisition of a U.S. business is highly fact-dependent.  As CFIUS reviews become more complicated and time-intensive, and as CFIUS’ profile and its role in the U.S. national security infrastructure grow, it is essential to have experienced counsel assist with any potential CFIUS matter.

Our team is well-equipped to advise on any CFIUS matter – from counseling on whether a filing is needed, to preparing a notice if the decision is made to file, to working closely with CFIUS and opposing counsel to ensure a smooth review process.  The team comprises lawyers with expertise in the laws and issues related to anti-trust, communications, corporate transactions, cybersecurity, economic sanctions, energy, exports, government contracts, technology transfers, and other areas that often trigger national security concerns.  This has enabled us to offer practical and effective CFIUS support to clients such as the following: 

  • Private Chinese company acquiring U.S. alternative energy provider
  • Private ITAR-registered U.S. high-technology company in sale to Israeli buyer
  • Chinese state-owned enterprise acquiring an interest in laser-welding joint venture
  • Canadian company considering acquisition of U.S. defense contractor
  • Publicly traded Japanese conglomerate acquiring U.S. utility assets
  • Middle Eastern company considering acquisition of U.S. ecommerce company
  • Publicly traded Hong Kong entity purchasing U.S. energy company holding public mineral rights
  • European joint venture acquiring U.S. weapons business
  • Chinese web retailer purchasing U.S. web retailer

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