Businesses operating and investing in critical technology sectors face an unprecedented and quickly-evolving risk environment, spurred by recent significant advances in technology, and geopolitical events and crises. The past months have seen a number of developments related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and President Biden also recently issued an Executive Order (EO) regarding outbound foreign investment in certain critical technology sectors (i.e., semiconductors, microelectronics, AI, Quantum).
Join Waqas Shahid of Charles River Associates and Aimen Mir of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as they review and discuss:
- Key takeaways from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) 2022 Annual Report to Congress
- Developments in CFIUS’s approach to addressing national security risk and its impact on dealmaking
- Key elements and terms of the outbound investment EO and associated Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)
- Impact of the EO and ANPRM on US businesses operating and investing in critical technology sectors
- Impact of the expansion of CFIUS-like laws outside the US and prospects for foreign outbound investment controls