The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) Handbook

April 24, 2017

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency committee that reviews controlling foreign investments in U.S. businesses (including mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers) that may raise national security concerns. Wiley Rein has published the CFIUS Handbook, which discusses the composition of the Committee, the rules that govern such national security reviews, key definitions, and important considerations for successfully navigating the review process.

Wiley Rein's International Trade Practice, recognized by Chambers USA as one of the country's elite international trade practices, has extensive experience counseling clients in transactions that involve nearly every industry sector that has been subject to CFIUS review. We have substantial expertise assisting parties with transactions that involve sophisticated technology and classified information. Our work includes the negotiation of national security, proxy, and special security agreements. We advise clients on strategies to mitigate national security risks and to address political and public relations issues at the national and local level.

An excerpt of the CFIUS Handbook can be read here.

For a complete copy of the Handbook, or for more information about CFIUS, please contact Daniel B. Pickard (202.719.7285 or or Nova J. Daly (202.719.3282 or

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