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Treasury Department Releases Interim Rules and a Pilot Program Implementing Aspects of New Foreign Investment Reviews by CFIUS

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) published two sets of interim rules on October 10, 2018, implementing certain provisions of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (“FIRRMA”). In addition to...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Fall 2018: Congress Enacts CFIUS Reform in Effort to Strengthen Foreign Investment Rules

President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) on August 13, 2018, which was included as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). FIRRMA...more

Congress Finalizes CFIUS Reform as Final Passage Appears Imminent

After conferees from the U.S. House of Representatives (House) and U.S. Senate (Senate) reached agreement on the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), the House on Thursday, June 26, 2018, passed...more

UK Proposes Enhanced Scrutiny of Foreign Investment

The UK government has published proposals for extending government scrutiny of investment to address the national security risks posed by acquisitions of ownership of, or control over, certain entities or assets....more

House of Representatives Passes CFIUS Reform as the Trump Administration Reiterates its Support

The U.S. House of Representatives (the House) on June 26, 2018, passed legislation designed to reform and strengthen the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee), the...more

The Coming Storm? CFIUS Reform and Considerations for Private Equity

As the United States Congress debates new legislation to strengthen reviews of cross-border transactions for potential national security concerns, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the...more

CFIUS at a Crossroads: Congress Considers Significant CFIUS Reform on Heels of CFIUS Annual Report and Blocked Chinese...

After a summer of discussion surrounding the U.S. government’s ability to control Chinese investment in U.S. companies, members of the House and Senate have introduced new legislation that seeks to improve the government’s...more

Germany: New Notification Obligation Regarding Certain Foreign Investment Transactions in Germany

Highlights: - Acquisitions of 25% or more of a Germany company by a non-EU/EFTA investor are subject to the German foreign trade law. - Certain industry sectors of the German economy have been identified to be of...more

EU Calls for Greater Scrutiny of Foreign Investments in Strategic Sectors

In his State of the European Union speech on September 13, 2017, the President of the European Commission (the “EC”), Jean-Claude Juncker, announced a proposed regulation which would create a new framework for closer...more

Germany: Recent Amendments on Review of Foreign Investments - Steps to Take When Making an Investment in Germany

The German government agreed last week to amend the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (AWV) to address potential concerns raised by foreign investments in certain sectors of the German economy. The amended AWV...more

Recent Developments on Review of Foreign Investment into Germany: Is the German Government Tightening the Rules?

A brief orientation on the German foreign investment approval procedure - Highlights - - For the first time ever the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has withdrawn an already granted...more

U.S.-Russia Business Climate Likely to Change Under Trump Presidency

Donald Trump’s election has the potential to significantly reshape U.S.-Russia relations, but whether any change occurs will depend largely on his willingness to offer Russia a clean slate and whether the U.S. Congress...more

Macroeconomic Surveys from the BEA: A Primer for Asset Managers and the Financial Services Industry

For many U.S. asset managers and other financial services providers, the recent BE-10 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad (BE-10) and the upcoming BE-180 Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions...more

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), which promises significant trade liberalization and investment protection, is...

After 10 years of negotiations, trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries representing 40% of the world’s economy and one-third of global trade have reached a trade agreement, referred to as the Trans-Pacific Partnership...more

Commerce Department Extends Deadline for BE-10 Reports and Important Clarifications for Asset Managers and Insurance Companies

On Thursday, May 28, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued an automatic one month extension to all first time filers of the BE-10 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. The extension grant, coming one day...more

New Reporting Requirements Regarding Foreign Investment and Ownership

This article originally was published in the Winter 2015 Edition of the Dechert Private Equity Newsletter but has been updated to reflect recent guidance from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Affairs (BEA) on...more

CFIUS Releases Annual Report to Congress

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) was established decades ago to identify and recommend responses to threats to US national security posed by acquisitions by non-US entities of controlling...more

New Reporting Requirements Regarding Foreign Investment and Ownership

With the globalization of the economy, most private equity funds are likely to own companies based in the United States that have operations or subsidiaries outside the United States, and/or have interests in non-U.S....more

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