AFIRE Virtual Event: Focus on CFIUS

Online, December 1, 2020


Tuesday, December 1 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Originally established in the 1970’s, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is a United States Government committee that reviews the national security implications of foreign investments in US companies or operations.

With rising trade tensions between the US and other countries—especially China—the reach and implications of CFIUS decisions are having a growing impact on foreign investment into the US.

This discussion highlights the current status of CFIUS policies for commercial real estate decisions, and potential implications on the future of foreign direct investment.

All attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion through this brief three-minute AFIRE CFIUS survey (closes Dec. 1, 2020).

This event is open to all members and invited guests.


Joseph A. Benkert, Senior Advisor, National Security, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Barry Green, Head of US, Lighthouse Real Estate Investments

Nicholas Spiliotes, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Charles Capito, National Security and Government Contracts, Public Procurement Practices, Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Launched in early 2020 as part of AFIRE’s membership events program, AFIRE Virtual Events provide a recurring digital format for AFIRE members to stay connected beyond in-person meetings.

Other special virtual events, outside the weekly scheduled, focus on specialized and timely topics, as well as supporting ongoing education and research.

AFIRE Virtual Events are recorded and made available for members only.


Asmait Tewelde, Meeting Director 202 312 1404

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