Changes to CFIUS Reviews under the Trump Administration: The Outlook for FDI amid Shifting U.S. Policy, Proposed Legislation and an Evolving Deal-Making Climate

January 31, 2018 9:15am

Del Renigar
Senior International Policy & Trade Advisor
General Electric

William A. Reinsch
Senior Advisor
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Nova J. Daly
Senior Public Policy Advisor
Wiley Rein LLP

Panel Moderator

Farhad Jalinous
White & Case LLP

  • Recent proposals, including:
    • the expansion of CFIUS’ jurisdiction
    • countries of concern
    • proximity issue
  • If the Department of Agriculture and HHS will be added as permanent members-and what that would mean in practice
  • Proposed expanded definition of “national security” to include food safety and security
  • Status and impact of proposals on:
    • the technology and real estate industries
    • JVs
    • passive investors under 10% and changes to minority investors
    • new technology that is not already export-controlled
    • IP licensing
  • DoD Report on China and Technology Transfers
  • Status of the proposal to change the national security mandate and incorporate an economic test
  • Findings in the GAO Report
  • The expanding range of industries tied to national security, including companies that have databases of personal information on individuals or mapping information
  • How investors and targets view the current deal-making climate, including the future of Chinese investment in the United States