CFIUS: Investments From China, CFIUS Risk, Going Forward Under the Biden Administration

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Course Materials

This CLE course will guide counsel to U.S. businesses accepting foreign investments and examine the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). The panel will also discuss lessons from recent Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) decisions. The panel will offer best practices for companies navigating the CFIUS process in light of recent developments.


The Trump administration sought to curb Chinese investment in the U.S. and established roadblocks over which such investment must overcome. Foreign investment concerns were not limited to China. As the Biden administration takes shape, there is uncertainty about how the new administration will address the issue.

The FIRRMA was signed into law in August 2018, expanding the scope of national security reviews of foreign investments in the U.S. and making mandatory declarations for some foreign investments. Under the law, the government was given regulatory authority over future investment controls. With a new administration in place, counsel must understand its approach to foreign investment and the CFIUS risk involved, and be prepared to navigate through the CFIUS process.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines the current approach to foreign investment and potential changes to the CFIUS process that the new administration may bring. The panel will discuss investments from China and the CFIUS risk involved, and the increasing CFIUS caseload.



  1. Implications of the new administration for foreign investment
  2. Investments from China and the CFIUS risk
  3. Increasing CFIUS caseload


The panel will review these and other relevant issues:

  • How does the new administration impact the challenge to get clearance for acquisitions that raise national security concerns?
  • What steps should counsel and companies take to comply with the regulations and address potential issues when considering foreign investment opportunities or working with foreign investors?
  • What are the lessons for counsel from recent CFIUS decisions and other relevant developments?


Schomig, Keith
Keith Schomig

White & Case

Mr. Schomig is counsel in the Firm's National Security and CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United...  |  Read More

Walker, Andrew
Andy M. Walker

Accenture Strategy

Mr. Walker is a strategy consultant and advisor to clients who are working to understand the business and financial...  |  Read More

Donahue, Jack
Jack F. Donahue

Managing Director
Accenture Strategy

Mr. Donahue is an executive in Accenture’s strategy consulting practice where he works with the leaders of Tech...  |  Read More

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