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60-Second CFIUS: CFIUS Clears Chinese Wind Farm Deal

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60-Second CFIUS: CFIUS Clears Chinese Wind Farm Deal

CFIUS has cleared a greenfield wind farm project in Texas, to be built by GH America Energy, a subsidiary of Shanghai-listed Guanghui Energy Co., Ltd. The project is...

29 June 2020

60-second CFIUS: CFIUS Clears Another Deal: Huatai Securities – OBS Financial Services

CFIUS cleared another China acquisition. The clearance came in late February but was only publicly announced by the NYSE-listed buyer in its recent SEC filing.The deal involves the...

17 June 2020

60-second CFIUS: CFIUS moves away from NAICS code classification and towards export control licensing requirements

On May 21, 2020, the Department of the Treasury published a proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”) which would modify certain provisions in the regulations of the Committee on...

17 June 2020

60-second CFIUS: Senate Bill Would Support US Semiconductor Industry

CFIUS has almost cut off international funding for the US semiconductor industry. Much of that funding—minority investments and acquisitions—came from China, which has a stated national policy of...

17 June 2020

CFIUS clearance rate on China deals drops 33 percent under Trump

This article was first published in Foreign Investment Watch.According to a recent study conducted by an international law firm headquartered in Asia, Chinese deals have been “more difficult to clear during the...

26 May 2020

60-Second CFIUS: CFIUS Clears Taiwan Acquisition of US Semiconductor Company

The common wisdom is that CFIUS will not clear any China-related semiconductor deal. This isn’t true – Chinese acquisitions of US semiconductor companies have cleared at about the...

04 May 2020

Into A New Era: Changes and Challenges in the Legal Regime for Foreign Investment in China

The National People’s Congress of the PRC approved the Foreign Investment Law of the PRC at the closing meeting of the second session of the 13th NPC on...

21 March 2019

Cir Rules on Scope of FCPA Jurisdiction

The US Second Circuit rules that non-US individuals and companies are not subject to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act if they are not employees or agents of...

31 August 2018

U.S. Senate and House Pass Bill to Enhance CFIUS’s Power

On August 1, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the FIRRMA of 2018 as part of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

14 August 2018
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How to Remove a Company from the EAR Controlled Entity List

The Bureau of Industry and Security issued a rule amending EAR by adding forty-four Chinese entities to the Entity List.

09 August 2018
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Trump Blocks His First CFIUS Deal – What Can We Learn from it?

Implication of the Blocked Lattice/Canyon Bridge Transaction of Future CFIUS Filing by Chinese Investors.

11 October 2017

All change, or no change, for marketing non-EU funds in Europe?

A brief overview of the ESMA advice in relation to non-EU country access to the AIFMD passport

22 July 2016
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