William A. Newman, Partner, Barton LLP, to Speak at TKG's The CFIUS Landscape in 2018 and Beyond LIVE Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that William A. Newman, Partner, Barton LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The CFIUS Landscape in 2018 and Beyond: Practical Guidance to the Hazy Road LIVE Webcast". End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 24, 2018 - This event is scheduled for February 7, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET).

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    About William A. Newman
    Bill Newman advises Barton’s clients on the structuring and execution of sophisticated business and securities transactions as well as regulatory compliance for a variety of organizations. He actively represents operating businesses, investment funds and individual investors across a wide variety of industries, including financial services, investment management, energy, real estate, information technology, media, marketing, life sciences, software, manufacturing and distribution. Bill has extensive experience in the negotiation of complex business and commercial transactions involving multiple parties. Bill assists emerging growth companies in accessing U.S. capital markets and is often involved with mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures on behalf of Barton’s clients. His mergers and acquisitions experience includes representing investment funds in the purchase and sales of portfolio companies. He has considerable expertise regarding inbound investments in the United States and inbound acquisitions of U.S. businesses, including CFIUS regulation, an area in which he has written and presented extensively. He maintains an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating in Martindale, the highest rating in the legal profession for professional excellence and ethical standards. Bill received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School.

    About Barton LLP
    Barton LLP is comprised of an elite team of former partners of “BigLaw” who have joined together to create a progressive law firm. We view legal services as business services and our attorneys and staff are business people serving business clients to advance their business goals, which is why we say, “Barton Means Business – Changing the Way You Think About Lawyers.” Barton works at the intersection of law and business to provide client access to the legal acumen, business resources and relationships needed for success in an increasingly complex economic environment. Barton was featured as “Ones to Watch for 2016: The Best Boutique Law Firms” and was also named Best for Commercial Litigation in New York by Acquisition International magazine. Barton was recently nationally recognized by Law360 as one of 10 law firms “giving BigLaw a run for its money.” Ten of Barton’s attorneys were named Super Lawyers in Thomson Reuters’ 2017 annual survey of the top 5% of lawyers in the nation. For more information, please visit www.bartonesq.com.

    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

    About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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