Effective October 15, 2020, the Department of the Treasury’s September 15 final rule (“Rule”) will modify certain regulations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) pursuant to the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). In a previous blog post, we noted that the Rule would change the

On September 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce published a Federal Register notice listing prohibited transactions with ByteDance Ltd. and its subsidiaries including TikTok, Inc., pursuant to President Trump’s August 6, 2020 Executive Order declaring TikTok a national security threat and directing Commerce to define the scope of prohibited “transactions” with TikTok by September

On September 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced prohibitions on transactions relating to the mobile applications WeChat and TikTok in order to “safeguard the national security of the United States” that were to become effective on September 20 and November 12, 2020. This announcement followed President Trump’s August 6, 2020 executive orders declaring

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency committee headed by the Department of the Treasury, has released its annual report for 2018. CFIUS is authorized to review transactions that could result in the control of U.S. businesses by foreign persons or companies, as well as non-controlling investments by foreign

On May 21, 2020, the Department of the Treasury published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to modify certain regulations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) pursuant to the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). While the CFIUS notification process remains largely a voluntary process with

On April 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Investment Security published an interim rule in the Federal Register that establishes a range of fees for formal written voluntary notices filed on or after May 1, 2020 with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The interim rule largely