CFIUS Releases Annual Report to Congress

March 13, 2015

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) was established decades ago to identify and recommend responses to threats to US national security posed by acquisitions by non-US entities of controlling stakes in US businesses. CFIUS recently delivered its Annual Report to Congress on all notices filed with CFIUS in 2013 and all reviews or investigations completed during the year. The report holds important insights for non-US entities contemplating acquisitions and other investments in the United States.

After a comprehensive summary, it is noted that the key lesson from this year's annual report for foreign investors is that they should avail themselves of the voluntary notification process. Dechert has represented many clients through CFIUS reviews, including major players in the energy, telecommunications, high technology, defense, and infrastructure industries.

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