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CFIUS, Upping the Ante, Asian Legal Business

November 2022

Partners Carl Valenstein and David Plotinsky spoke to Asian Legal Business about the new set of criteria on international investment reviews introduced by US President Joseph Biden and strategies for companies looking to invest in the United States.

“One example is microcomputing, where the recent executive order highlights the close scrutiny, the committee will give to transactions involving semi-conductor technology,” said David.

“In non-controlling venture capital transactions, foreign investors often take a less than 10 percent interest and give up any right to a board seat or observer rights, any right to material non-public technical information and any involvement in substantive decision making to deprive CFIUS of jurisdiction,” said Carl.

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