Akin Gump Discusses Uptick in CFIUS Review Activity

On September 19, 2017, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the “Committee”) released its annual report (“Report”) to Congress. One day later, CFIUS also released more limited data on foreign investment activity in 2016 (the “2016 Table”). CFIUS is an interagency body with authority to review investments that could result in foreign control of U.S. businesses—referred to as “covered transactions”—for potential national security concerns.

The Report summarizes CFIUS activities in 2015, the most recent year for which complete data on foreign investment activity is available. Notably, CFIUS has historically published its statutorily mandated annual report … Read more