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David J. Levine focuses his practice on all aspects of international trade and related regulatory matters. He counsels clients on import relief, customs, export controls, trade sanctions, anti-boycott and anticorruption laws, and related trade laws and procedures. David represents clients in antidumping and countervailing duty cases and related federal appellate litigation, trade controls and customs audits and enforcement proceedings, trade-related legislative and rulemaking proceedings, and trade negotiations. Read David Levine's full bio.
THE LATEST: Further Efforts to Broaden the Scope and Impact for CFIUS Reviews of Foreign Acquisitions of US Businesses
By David Levine and Mary Strimel on Mar 17, 2017
Posted In Agriculture, Mergers & Acquisitions
We reported earlier on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and its legal and practical authority to review M&A transactions for possible risks to US national security posed by foreign ownership of a US business. Sens. Cornyn (R-TX) and Schumer (D-NY) reportedly are working separately on legislation to strengthen CFIUS, which...
By David Levine and Mary Strimel on Feb 23, 2017
Posted In Mergers & Acquisitions
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS, commonly pronounced “syphius”) reviews M&A transactions that may pose a risk to national security through foreign control of a US business. (See our recent article). CFIUS is composed of members from the Departments of Treasury (chair), Homeland Security, State, Defense and other agencies. It has...