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Recent developments in the US foreign investment review regulatory regime ("CFIUS")

Foreign investments into the US are subject to review by US authorities. This can affect Danish companies making greenfield investments in the US, those who want to expand their existing investments in the US or those looking for foreign investors for their US based activities.

Reviews of foreign investments in the US are administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS"), which reviews foreign investments on national security grounds. Recent regulatory changes entail that certain transactions now require a mandatory prior review by CFIUS. A failure to do so can lead to significant penalties. Importantly, as has been the case historically, CFIUS' jurisdiction remains ever-green - i.e., CFIUS may review a transaction at any point pre-closing or post-closing.  Upon the recommendation from CFIUS, the President of the United States may block or unwind a transaction. 

You are invited to participate in an online briefing on 21 September 15.00-16.00 conducted by Lise S. Test (Of Counsel) and Sylwia Lis (Partner) from the Washington DC office of Baker & McKenzie LLP. They will guide us through recent developments within this area and how these can affect Danish companies operating in the US.


  • 15.00 Welcome, Senior Leading Advisor, Peter Bay Kirkegaard, DI 
  • 15.05 CFIUS - recent developments, Lise S. Test and Sylwia Lis, Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • 15.30 Q&A
  • 16.00 End of session

The event will take place using Microsoft Teams, and a link will be sent to registered participants.