Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS")

Overview

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") is authorized to review "any transaction that is proposed, by or with any foreign person, which could result in control of a U.S. business by a foreign person." The purpose of the reviews conducted by CFIUS is to identify and address any national security risk that arises as a result of such and potentially to request that the President determine whether to suspend or prohibit a covered transaction or take other action. CFIUS focuses solely on national security concerns, not on other national interests. (Investors, both U.S. and foreign, should also be aware of the transactional review that is conducted by the Federal Trade Commission pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, which is intended to address antitrust issues. See the HSR Page.)

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