The US Committee on Foreign Investment publishes its annual report and reviews several national security aspects of the increasing number of acquisitions by Asian companies

Parties to transactions that might implicate US national security interests may elect voluntarily to submit a notification to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the multi-agency committee charged with conducting national security reviews of acquisitions by foreign persons of US businesses. CFIUS, or the US President, may seek to impose mitigation measures on – or completely block – the transaction if it is deemed to threaten US national security interests. CFIUS recently issued its annual report for calendar year 2014 (the Report). The Report indicates that, in 2014, acquisitions by Chinese foreign acquiring persons accounted for the largest number of transactions reviewed by CFIUS for the third year in a row – 16 percent of all such transactions – and

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Washington)

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Christine Laciak, Robert Schlossberg, The US Committee on Foreign Investment publishes its annual report and reviews several national security aspects of the increasing number of acquisitions by Asian companies, 19 February 2016, e-Competitions Foreign Investment, Art. N° 79007

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