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Investment with Borders: Restrictions on Foreign Investment in U.S. Businesses Under Trump Administration

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June 21, 2019
12 pm – 1:30 pm EST

Last year, the U.S. government significantly expanded the powers of its interagency committee, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), to review foreign acquisitions of and investment in U.S. businesses.

Non-U.S. companies that seek to acquire or invest in U.S. businesses may now have an obligation to obtain CFIUS approval for both controlling and non-controlling, non-passive investment. Certain technology transfers outside the United States will also be restricted. Investment in critical technology faces particular scrutiny.
The expanded authority makes it imperative for foreign companies seeking to acquire or invest in U.S. businesses to take a proactive approach towards compliance.
The presentation will cover these and other key issues:

  • What are the new CFIUS requirements?
  • What transactions are covered?
  • Which industries are targeted?
  • How should foreign companies comply with the new requirements?


This program is eligible for 60 minutes Substantive CPD credit in Ontario and 60 minutes CPD in BC. Recognition of this activity as CLE by the Barreau du Quebec is pending. For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.


Nevena Simidjiyska
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

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