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The Impacts of Foreign Investment Regulation on Venture Capital  

Author:  Fatema Merchant.; Reid Whitten.

Source: Volume 53, Number 03, February 1 2020 , pp.25-29(5)

Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation

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New regulations implementing FIRRMA significantly expand CFIUS’s jurisdiction to review transactions of particular interest to the venture capital industry. The authors describe key issues in FIRRMA for the industry, notably evaluating technology for export controls, emerging and foundational technologies, application to sensitive personal data, the definition of principal place of business, and the rules on excepted investors.

Keywords: Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (“FIRRMA”); Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”)

Affiliations:  1: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP; 2: Sheppard, Mullin.

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