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What Is The Committee On Foreign Investment In The United States (CFIUS)?


Speaker: John Kabealo

Webinar Date: September 10th, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST

Presentation: INBLF CFIUS Presentation

In recent months, the U.S. has threatened to and succeeded in blocking a number of foreign investments in U.S. businesses. The recent cases involving TikTok, Grindr and more highlight the extraordinary authority vested in the President of the United States to regulate foreign direct investment.In the U.S., these reviews are conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a federal, interagency panel that has broad authority to review investments in U.S. businesses and block, suspend or place conditions on investments.

As more countries establish foreign direct investment screening regimes, a review of CFIUS, its authorities and how it functions will provide attendees a working knowledge of how to plan for and address CFIUS issues in investment transactions.

The webinar will cover:

  • What is CFIUS and how does it function?
  • What types of transactions trigger CFIUS jurisdiction?
  • How does the CFIUS process unfold?
  • How should I plan for CFIUS issues?

Our speaker:

John Kabealo is the founder of Kabealo Law. John has advised hundreds of companies on issues relating to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and other matters.

John’s pragmatic and creative solutions, driven by a deep knowledge of the regulatory landscape, the practical concerns of regulators, and a thorough understanding of corporate transactions, have been directly credited with saving clients millions–and in one case, more than a billion–dollars in revenues and operating expenses.

John has successfully presided over some of the most complex and challenging cases before CFIUS and DCSA, and he has negotiated national security agreements with the U.S. government across a broad range of sectors, including the telecommunications, defense, energy, technology and financial industries. John has handled cases involving investments from every region of the world, and he has a deep knowledge of the unique issues presented by each industry and each region.