The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on The CFIUS Landscape in 2018 and Beyond: Practical Guidance to the Hazy Road

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: The CFIUS Landscape in 2018 and Beyond: Practical Guidance to the Hazy Road LIVE Webcast. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 31, 2018 - This event is scheduled on February 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET.

    Event Synopsis:
    On November 8, 2017, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), a long-awaited bill aimed at modernizing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review and approval process, was finally introduced. Over the last years, the CFIUS has struggled to stay apace with the surge of foreign investment in the U.S. The new bill specifically directs the CFIUS to update regulations and to address national security concerns implicated in the acquisitions of sensitive U.S. technology by "countries of special concern". Under FIRRMA, CFIUS oversight would also be expanded to include certain joint ventures, minor-share investments in critical technology and infrastructure sectors, and real estate transactions near military facilities or other sensitive government facilities.

    FIRRMA is not the only legislative effort to revamp the CFIUS review process. The United States Foreign Investment Review Act, introduced on October 18, 2017, also proposed to review the economic impact of any foreign acquisition alongside the CFIUS national security review. Considering these legislative proposals, it is critical for U.S. and foreign companies to understand how CFIUS review process works and monitor any developments that might impact foreign investment in the U.S.

    In this LIVE webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an overview of the current developments in CFIUS review landscape and its implications to foreign investments in the U.S. They will offer practical guidance in light of these potential changes.

    Key topics include:
    1. CFIUS Background and Context
    a) Policy BS
    b) CFIUS Development
    c) Metrics
    2. Current CFIUS Process
    a) Authority
    b) Composition
    c) Key Concepts/Concerns
    3. Practical Issues/Considerations with the Current Process
    4. CFIUS Prospective Options
    a) Drivers
    b) Legislative Options
    5. Prospective Tips and Thought

    Speakers/Faculty Panel
    William A. Newman
    Barton LLP

    Randall H. Cook
    Senior Managing Director
    Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

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