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FIRRMA Grip, World ECR

July 2021

Partner Giovanna Cinelli, who leads the firm’s international trade and national security practice, told World ECR she has seen no slowdown in Chinese investments in US technology companies despite countries’ fortification of investment regulations. “I’m seeing Chinese investments continue, and we are actually seeing CFIUS filings being made for Chinese investments across industries,” she said. “We do note a granular focus on proper export classification to make sure the definitions of critical technology are identified adequately so that parties can rely on those classifications to determine whether mandatory CFIUS filings are needed. And then we’re seeing overall a much more refined due diligence process to make sure that any gap or areas of interest for the government can be identified earlier on in the transaction process,” she said.

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