CFIUS: A Practical Overview for Dealmakers

Insights CFIUS: A Practical Overview for Dealmakers Daanish Hamid · June 21, 2022

The Department of the Treasury recently held its inaugural conference on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). During this conference, various government officials emphasized the expanding role of CFIUS with respect to performing national security screenings of foreign investments in U.S. businesses and real estate. CFIUS is particularly interested in ensuring data security, supply chain integrity, and R&D protection. Government representatives made it clear that they expect dealmakers to be proactive in their engagement with CFIUS at any stage of a transaction. Our international regulatory partner, Daanish Hamid, prepared the following guide to assist dealmakers in achieving a basic understanding of the growing significance of CFIUS with respect to cross-border M&A and investment transactions. Mr. Hamid regularly represents both investor- and company-side clients before CFIUS and its member agencies. He has guided several national security reviews to a successful conclusion.

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Daanish Hamid is a partner in Rimon’s Washington DC office with over 20 years’ experience. He advises clients on national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and has led several successful CFIUS filings with respect to corporate deals. Mr. Hamid also handles compliance and investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering laws, economic sanctions, and fraud. His practice covers mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital, joint ventures, technology licensing, commercial transactions, and general corporate matters as well.
Mr. Hamid works with emerging companies, private and publicly-listed multi-national businesses, PE/VC firms, and financial institutions. Several of his clients are involved with software, semiconductors, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence/big data, autonomous vehicles, robotics, e-commerce, financial services, fintech, education, biotechnology, defense/aerospace, renewable energy, healthcare, and international development.