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U.S. Court rejects challenge to CFIUS national security review

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • China, USA
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  • October 23 2013

This blog previously reported in July 2013 on a lawsuit that Ralls Corporation brought against the President of the United States and the Committee

President Obama cites national security considerations to block Chinese investment in wind farm projects

  • Herrick Feinstein LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 23 2012

President Obama, following a recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, issued a divestment order to reverse an acquisition of four wind farm projects in Oregon by a company owned by Chinese citizens

Ralls Corp sues President

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • October 7 2012

Ralls Corp. filed a lawsuit October 2 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against President Obama, the Committee on Foreign Investment, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner for blocking the firm from owning or building four wind farm projects near the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman’s restricted airspace in Oregon

US President orders Chinese acquisition unwound

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • China, USA
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  • October 4 2012

US President Barack Obama has blocked the acquisition of four wind farms by a Chinese-owned corporation

Man bites dog: Congress lobbies CFIUS on steel development joint venture

  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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  • China, USA
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  • August 4 2010

As widely reported, 50 members of the U.S. Congressional Steel Caucus sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Geithner on July 2 asking the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to “thoroughly investigate” a Chinese investment in a Mississippi steel project on grounds that it would permit the Chinese government to exploit the American market through a U.S.-based business and possibly threaten national security