New CFIUS Regulations: Ensuring Compliance in the Evolving CFIUS Landscape

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

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This CLE webinar will guide counsel on navigating the proposed new regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018's (FIRRMA) expanded scope. The panel will examine the potential impact of the rules on transactions subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and will discuss best practices in light of the proposed new requirements.

Description

In 2018, FIRRMA was enacted, which broadens the scope of CFIUS. Following confirmation of the first Assistant Secretary for Investment Security, a proposed draft of the long-awaited regulations to implement FIRRMA were published. The proposed regulations provide insight into how the Treasury Department will effectuate the expanded scope of national security reviews of foreign investments once the final regulations become effective by early next year.

The proposed regulations call for greater national security scrutiny and transparency. These proposed regulations create country specifications and definitions for excepted foreign states and excepted investors. The proposed regulations also introduce new terms, including "covered investments" and "covered control transactions."

Companies considering making or receiving foreign investments, and their counsel, must understand the implications of the proposed regulations for the CFIUS process and be able to navigate these regulations.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines the proposed new regulations and discusses how they impact the CFIUS landscape. The speakers will also offer best practices for navigating the proposed regulations.

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Outline

  1. Proposed new regulations
  2. Impact on the CFIUS landscape
  3. Compliance with the new requirements

Benefits

The panel will review these and other notable issues:

  • How do the new regulations change the CFIUS landscape?
  • What steps should counsel and companies take to comply with the new requirements?
  • How should counsel address potential issues when considering foreign investment opportunities or working with foreign investors in light of the new regulations?

Faculty

Jalinous, Farhad
Farhad Jalinous

Partner
White & Case

Mr. Jalinous heads the firm's National Security and CFIUS practice. His experience includes negotiating some of the...  |  Read More

Schomig, Keith
Keith Schomig

Counsel
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
Partner
Accenture Strategy

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

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