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CFIUS: A Concise Primer for Businesses

October 2012

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is a federal inter-agency committee that is charged with reviewing the national security implications of foreign investments in U.S. companies or operations. In this video, Josh Zive and Paul Nathanson provide a concise overview of CFIUS, including

  • how the CFIUS  review process works,
  • why companies undertake the time and expense of going through the voluntary filing process,
  • why CFIUS disapproves transactions, and
  • what foreign investors and U.S. companies should be looking out for in the near future.  

Josh Zive is a Senior Counsel in the Policy Resolution Group of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. He has developed particular, deep knowledge in the area of international trade, counseling clients on matters involving compliance with international trade regulations, economic sanctions, and issues related to U.S. and international anti-bribery laws. He has delivered presentations at anti-corruption seminars in the U.S. and abroad, and has helped leading international companies develop training and compliance programs designed to prevent violations of U.S. and international trade laws.