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CFIUS Releases Long-Awaited 2015 Annual Report

USA - September 26 2017 The Trump administration is making significant changes to longstanding trade policies. Among the flashpoints is the Committee on Foreign Investment in…

Evan Abrams, Alexis J. Early

UN and US Impose New Sanctions on North Korea Amidst Increasing Hostility

North Korea, USA - September 26 2017 As tensions continue to escalate between the United States and North Korea - and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un trade increasingly harsh…

Alexis J. Early, Brian Egan, Jack R. Hayes, Edward J. Krauland, Meredith Rathbone, Zhu (Judy) Wang

European Commission Proposes EU-Wide Scheme for Screening Foreign Investments in the EU

European Union - September 25 2017 The European Commission issued on September 13th 2017 a Proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework on the screening of foreign direct…

Alexis J. Early, Guy Soussan

Open Investment? Trump Blocks Lattice Semiconductor/Canyon Bridge Deal, Following CFIUS Recommendation

USA - September 13 2017 As many CFIUS-watchers were expecting, the President has just blocked the Lattice Semiconductor/Canyon Bridge deal. CFIUS recommended that the…

Evan Abrams, Alexis J. Early

Significant FinCEN Action Against BTC-e, Implications for Virtual Currency Exchangers

USA - July 31 2017 On July 26, 2017, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the US Department of the Treasury assessed a civil monetary penalty of $110,003…

Alan Cohn, Brian Egan, Jack R. Hayes, Edward J. Krauland, Jason M. Weinstein