BCLP Paris Partners Antoine Martin and Joseph Smallhoover co-authored an article published May 6 by Option Finance on the unpublished conviction pronounced by the CFIUS. The CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) has announced the conviction of a company to pay a significant fine for non-compliance with an agreement to mitigate risks to US national security. This is a real first for the CFIUS, which usually remains discreet about its control activities. The CFIUS demonstrates its intransigence over the respect of the rules and its commitment to the application of agreements to preserve national security.