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CFIUS: What’s changing, why and what’s next?

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


When the United States Congress enacted the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernisation Act (FIRRMA) in August 2018, it swept in the most comprehensive reform of the CFIUS review process ever. CFIUS recently released draft regulations that will implement FIRRMA’s far-reaching provisions by February 2020. With more mandatory filings and expanded jurisdiction on the horizon – and hopes of becoming ‘excepted’ – CFIUS considerations are playing an increasingly larger role in international deal making. Join this webinar to learn more about these draft regulations and other key CFIUS issues. Topics to be discussed include:

  • CFIUS trends and developments;
  • key driving factors;
  • CFIUS in the current US political landscape; and
  • proposed FIRRMA regulations.


Aimen Mir

Aimen Mir is a partner in Freshfields’ Washington-based antitrust, competition and trade practice and its global sanctions and trade practice. With more than a decade of experience shaping and implementing US national security and investment policy, Mr Mir focuses his practice on the national security review of foreign investments conducted by the interagency CFIUS, US technology transfer and export control policy and other national security and foreign policy-based regulations of international business transactions. In his leadership roles, Mr Mir managed the CFIUS review process. He also served as the principal US government liaison with partner governments on foreign investment review issues and played a leading role in shaping and negotiating the recently enacted FIRRMA, the most significant expansion of CFIUS’s powers in 30 years.


Aimen Mir


14 November 2019
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
55 min