U.S. and UK Venture Investment and National Security. A joint discussion with CFIUS and BEIS

Over the last couple years, regulators in the United States have made major changes to the rules surrounding foreign direct investment (FDI) and national security – i.e. the CFIUS regime. Now, regulators in the UK are preparing to do the same, working on passage of the National Security and Investment (NSI) bill, which would grant the Department for Business Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) powers that may even go beyond those currently held by CFIUS.

Dates Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 16:00 to 17:00
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In this webinar, we’ll bring together government speakers from both BEIS and CFIUS and expert private sector advisers to discuss: 

  • How CFIUS is impacting FDI today; 
  • How BEIS may affect it soon; and 
  • What private sector companies and investors should take away from the recent and forthcoming reforms.

Our expert panel

  • Sarah Mackintosh, Deputy Director National Security and Investment, BEIS
  • Joshua Jungman, Deputy Director, Office of Investment Security Policy and International Relations, U.S. Treasury 
  • Paolo Palmigiano, Partner and Head of Competition, EU and Trade Practice, Taylor Wessing 
  • Stephen Heifetz, Partner, Wilson Sonsini
  • Joshua Gruenspect, Partner, Wilson Sonsini
  • Michael Labriola, Partner, Wilson Sonsini

Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. We take a single-minded approach to advising our clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. We support clients wherever they want to do business. The firm has a sector focus with experts in technology, media and communications, life sciences and private