What is CFIUS?


The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency committee that assesses the potential national security risks of foreign direct investment in the U.S. Often called a “black box,” CFIUS operates in a classified environment. Aimen Mir and Colin Costello of Freshfields shed light on the CFIUS review process and its recently expanded scope of jurisdiction, and examine CFIUS's reputation for secretive deliberation and decision-making.

 

Aimen Mir is a partner at Freshfields in the antitrust, competition and trade practice and global sanctions and trade practice.

Colin Costello is a CFIUS Client Advisor at Freshfields in the national security practice.


Additional Resources

Watch the full interview Powers of the Modern CFIUS

Navigating CFIUS  (Freshfields Insights)

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)  (U.S. Department of the Treasury)