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President Trump Blocks $1.3 billion Sale of Lattice Semiconductor to China-backed Buyer

Citing national security concerns, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Sept. 13, 2017, blocking the proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Portland, Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor by Canyon Bridge Investments, a Chinese-owned investment fund based in California.  The move comes as foreign investment transactions, particularly those with a China nexus, are subject to increasingly intense … Continue Reading

Chinese Investments in the U.S. and CFIUS Review

After Africa, South America and Europe, Chinese companies are increasingly focusing on investing in the United States.  This recent trend raises some potential issues under the rules governing foreign investments in the United States administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).  Although Chinese investments that may be subject to review … Continue Reading