Recent Changes to the Laws Governing CFIUS, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and its Impact (10 October 2018)

Asian Institute of International Financial Law
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Seminar

Recent Changes to the Laws Governing CFIUS, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and its Impact

Simon Luk
Partner, Winston & Strawn

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Room 723, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong

In August 2018, the U.S. Congress approved the bipartisan Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”), expanding the scope of transactions subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), which reviews and screens foreign investment transactions for national security concerns. Changes bought by the new law will have significant impact on foreign investments in the United States. In this seminar, Mr Luk will explain the new legal framework regulating foreign investment in the United States: the role and jurisdiction of CFIUS, key components and process of a CFIUS review, as well as the recent changes brought by FIRRMA and their implications.

Simon Luk is a partner based in Winston & Strawn’s Hong Kong office and chairman of the firm’s Asia practice. He focuses his practice on international corporate transactions, representing multinational corporations in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and capital market fund raising. Mr Luk has been recognised as a leading lawyer in the Corporate and M&A field by reputable legal publications such as Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000. A frequent speaker and writer on M&A topics, Mr Luk is well-placed to authoritatively lay out the foundations of cross-border M&A practice. He is the author of four books, including “Private Equity in Hong Kong and China”, “Mergers and Acquisitions in Hong Kong” and “Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and Financing”, published by LexisNexis.