National Security Conversations: Get Smart About Excepted Foreign Investors
By Rick Sofield and Crystal Stapley
As part of its “modernization” effort, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a set of new regulations that will streamline the process of reviewing certain foreign investment transactions and expand the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), an interagency committee tasked with identifying and mitigating national security concerns associated with foreign investments in U.S. companies.
Vinson & Elkins’ National Security practitioner Rick Sofield, and Commercial & Business Litigator Crystal Stapley, recently sat down for another conversation to discuss a category of foreign investors which may be exempted from having to undergo the CFIUS review process. These are referred to as “Excepted Foreign Investors.”
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