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President Obama cites national security considerations to block Chinese investment in wind farm projects
  • Herrick Feinstein LLP
  • USA
  • 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

The new conflict minerals rule: an overview for private equity and venture capital professionals
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2012

September 19, 2012During late August, the SEC adopted its long-awaited conflict minerals rule, which it was required to adopt under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

US Federal Court requires CFIUS to show greater transparency
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2014

In a significant ruling, a US federal appeals court has found that, in blocking the acquisition by Chinese nationals of several wind farm projects

Ralls case affirms President’s broad CFIUS authority
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • China, USA
  • March 14 2013

On February 22, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed all but one claim in a lawsuit filed by Chinese-owned Ralls

In its denial of a power plant sale, FERC sheds light on the meaning of control and the importance of mitigation
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2013

"The decision marks a rare instance of FERC flatly rejecting a proposed sale of a power plant under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and provides

Burma sanctions: US eases sanctions, imposes reporting requirements
  • Dentons
  • Myanmar, USA
  • July 24 2012

Following the announcement this May that the United States would lift certain sanctions on Burma (Myanmar), on July 11, the US Treasury Department, in concert with the US State Department, outlined two general licenses to the Burmese Sanctions Regulations that ease certain US financial and investment restrictions

The Ralls case: CFIUS authority is challenged and the government fights back
  • Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2012

On October 29, 2012, the United States Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss a historic lawsuit filed on September 12 by the Ralls Corporation, a US company owned by two Chinese nationals affiliated with China’s Sany Group, against the President of the United States, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the Secretary of the Treasury

US President orders Chinese acquisition unwound
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • China, USA
  • October 4 2012

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

Ralls Corp sues President
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • 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

Senator Schumer raises trade concerns over Chinese bid for Canadian oil producer
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2012

On July 27, 2012, Senator Charles Schumer of New York sent an open letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner, who serves as the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (“CFIUS”