• New Federal Waters to Navigate for Foreign Investment in the United States
  • August 30, 2006 | Author: Christopher R. Wall
  • Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Washington Office
  • The federal government is moving toward increased scrutiny of foreigners' efforts to acquire "critical infrastructure" in the United States, particularly assets that could be related to national security. This means that foreign companies, especially those controlled by foreign governments, generally should expect more extensive reviews and investigations of mergers, acquisitions or takeovers that may affect sensitive U.S. assets.