Doreen M. Edelman provides unattributed commentary in a Wall Street Journal article on how U.S regulators may halt a $36.6 billion takeover of London Stock Exchange Group PLC by Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd., which made an unsolicited offer on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The London exchange is subject to regulations by several U.S. regulatory agencies, including by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. According to Edelman, who regularly advises clients on CFIUS compliance and the risks associated with cross-border M&A and investment transactions, “There will be significant U.S. government concern about the security of data and influence of capital flows that could result from the transaction.” (subscription required to access article)