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Wiley Rein Publishes Updated Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) Handbook

November 13, 2018

Wiley Rein's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and National Security Practice has published an updated CFIUS Handbook (Third Edition). CFIUS is an interagency committee that reviews controlling foreign investments in U.S. businesses (including mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers) that may raise national security concerns. The updated CFIUS Handbook provides an overview of the national security review process, details key changes to the process as a result of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), and highlights important considerations for successfully navigating a CFIUS review/investigation.

Wiley Rein has unparalleled experience counseling clients in transactions that involve nearly every industry sector subject to CFIUS review. We have substantial expertise assisting parties with transactions that involve sophisticated technology and classified information. Our work includes the negotiation of national security, proxy, and special security agreements. We advise clients on strategies to mitigate national security risks and to address political and public relations issues at the national and local level.

An excerpt of the CFIUS Handbook can be read here.

For a complete copy of the Handbook, or for more information about CFIUS, please contact a member of our CFIUS and national security practice listed on this alert.