• Foreign Investment and National Security -- A political and legal "balancing act" (German)
  • June 23, 2011 | Authors: Steven H. Thal; Florian von Eyb
  • Law Firm: Phillips Nizer LLP - New York Office
  • The Spring 2011 issue of "Zur Information" discusses current developments in foreign investment control by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") after the passage of the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007. The article highlights some of the investors' most common investment traps and mistakes based on the example of CFIUS' recommendation to the President to unwind the purchase of sensitive computer technology by the Chinese company Huawei Technologies from the American company 3Leaf. Readers will find also find tips on how to obtain CFIUS clearance for an investment in the U.S. and a comparison to the German investment control system.