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.