Foreign Investment Reviews and the New Administration

Though foreign investment in the United States is generally open for new investments, foreign companies acquiring US assets through mergers and acquisitions may be subject to approval through the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The dramatic increase in Chinese investment in the US -- more than double in 2016 over the previous year, largely through M&A – means that CFIUS has played a larger role in the process.

The Trump administration and members of Congress have suggested changes may be on the horizon, potentially including reforms to the interagency committee or on new restrictions on investments by state-owned enterprises or in particular sectors.

Please join the US-China Business Council (USCBC) for a discussion about the current CFIUS process, its role in the US-China trade relationship, and the possible changes under consideration. Panelists will include Rodney Faraon [Partner] of Crumpton Group, Stephen Heifetz [Partner] of Steptoe & Johnson, and Jeff Zelkowitz [Head of Financial and M&A practice] APCO Worldwide.

This event is for members and invited guests of USCBC only. Registration is required.

Though foreign investment in the United States is generally open for new investments, foreign companies acquiring US assets through mergers and acquisitions may be subject to approval through the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The dramatic increase in Chinese investment in the US -- more than double in 2016 over the previous year, largely through M&A – means that CFIUS has played a larger role in the process.

The Trump administration and members of Congress have suggested changes may be on the horizon, potentially including reforms to the interagency committee or on new restrictions on investments by state-owned enterprises or in particular sectors.

The event featured a discussion of the current CFIUS process, its role in the US-China trade relationship, and the possible changes under consideration. Panelists included Rodney Faraon, Partner of Crumpton Group, Stephen Heifetz, Partner of Steptoe & Johnson, and Jeff Zelkowitz, Senior Director and Global Financial and Mergers, Antitrust & Competition Practices Lead, APCO Worldwide.

Event Details

When:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where:
US-China Business Council
1818 N St., NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Registration

Deadline:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Cost:
No charge

Event Contact

Contact:
Megan Kelly
Phone:
202-429-0340, ext. 237