Background - Practices (Details)

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States


For non-U.S. headquartered companies investing in the United States, as well as for the U.S.-based businesses targeted for acquisition, obtaining clearance from CFIUS — which reviews the national security implications of certain foreign investments in the United States — involves a process that can be complex and opaque. The International Trade Group at Crowell & Moring includes lawyers who know the CFIUS process inside and out, having represented companies throughout the CFIUS process since its inception.   We counsel companies on (1) identifying U.S. national security implications early in the consideration of potential transactions, (2) determining whether to submit a voluntary notice to CFIUS, (3) undertaking the filing process, and, ultimately, (4) managing the many formal and informal considerations involved in obtaining CFIUS clearance.