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EACCNY, 'CFIUS in Action: Trade, Economic and Security Issues CFIUS Creates on Both Sides of the Atlantic'

Speaker: James D. Rosener

8:00-10:30 AM (ET)
EACCNY, 'CFIUS in Action: Trade, Economic and Security Issues CFIUS Creates on Both Sides of the Atlantic'

8:00–8:30 AM | Check In and Networking
8:30–10:00 AM | Program
10:00–10:30 AM | Networking

Join the European American Chamber of Commerce - New York (EACCNY) for a seminar covering CFIUS and its trade, economic and security implications on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the midst of globalization, there is a growing recognition that protection of critical industries and technologies is becoming more important.

While the U.S. regulatory framework has provided a process by which companies could pre-clear covered acquisitions so that the purchasing company can avoid a requirement that there be a divestiture on national security grounds, recent developments in the law and its application have heightened the need for careful consideration of the consequences for any acquisition of a U.S. company by a foreign buyer.

Conversely, the absence of a comprehensive investment control framework at the EU level creates a high degree of uncertainty for foreign investors facing different investment control screening regimes from different member states. From the perspective of the common market in the EU, it is also seen as problematic that approximately half of the member states do not have any investment control regulations. Against this background, the European Commission has taken the initiative and brought forward a proposal for regulations establishing a unified investment control framework across the EU.

This program will discuss the response to the existential threat represented by this state of events to buyers and sellers, and how to address that threat. This is a “must attend” seminar for any person involved in mergers and acquisitions, as well as in minority investments, in the U.S. and/or the EU.


  • James Rosener, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Sascha Leske, Partner, Noerr LLP
  • Federico G.M. Mennella, CFA, Managing Director, Rothschild & Co.
  • John Du, Partner, JunHe

Pepper Hamilton is a founding member of the EACCNY.


Pepper Hamilton LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 37th Fl.
New York, NY 10018


There is no cost to attend.

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