Opportunities for US Funds/Startups during COVID-19 & FIRRMA

Presented by the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Barristers Club

Opportunities for US Funds and Startups during COVID-19 & FIRRMA

Date Thursday September 24, 2020
Program 12:00-1:15 p.m. 
MCLE 1 Hour


John Kabealo 
Founder, Kabealo PLLC 

William Newsom
Cooley LLP

Roger Royse
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP 


Angela Kwok 
Counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP 

FIRRMA expands CFIUS’s authority to review or even rewind minority foreign investments in “covered transactions” related to a U.S. company that involves specified “critical technology”, “critical infrastructure” or having access to “sensitive personal data” of U.S citizens. However, FIRRMA also specifically carves out a U.S. “Investment Fund” exception. With careful planning and well drafted fund documents, a qualifying U.S. fund is allowed to receive foreign funds and invest in “covered transactions” without subject to CIFUS review or mandatory reporting and in compliant with FIRRMA. 


  • What will make high-tech startups subject to CFIUS review under FIRRMA
  • What is the advantage of US VC funds
  • How can a US fund comply with FIRRMA
  • CFIUS mandatory review process

Section Co-Chairs

Anna Liu, Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners  & Liên Payne

For a printable flyer, click here.

Event Code: B200231


Free BASF Law Student
 $35 Section Member
 $45 BASF Member
 $60 Nonmember


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9/24/2020 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only. CA

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