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In his latest quarterly IFLR National Security Column, Harry Broadman argues CFIUS should regularly assess impacts of its actions on foreign investors interested in US market
Law firms are warning clients that the recent White House executive order is the first of many actions aiming to distance the US economy from China
The new rules result from years of mounting China-US tensions and aim to close a loophole in US export controls
The decision to restrict certain investments is a further step towards decoupling from China, but mutual dependency will put that logic to the test
Measures such as the CHIPS Act and a projected reverse CFIUS regime have already been made public, but companies should prepare for more
Devin DeBacker is chief of the foreign investment review section in the DOJ's national security division
Upcoming rules that will tighten outbound investment controls could also apply to past transactions
The scope and detail of the new rules are still unclear, but market participants should prepare the best they can to avoid reputational damage