Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS)

Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS)

We have successfully handled a number of the most challenging CFIUS cases on record.

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  • Represented General Electric Company before CFIUS in filings with respect to the acquisition by ALSTOM, a French manufacturing firm, of the General Electric Rail Signaling business and a minority interest in the General Electric Digital Energy business.

  • Advised two major US financial services firms in connection with substantial investments by Chinese and Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds (completed without CFIUS review).
  • Represented a leading US supplier of communications equipment, software and services in a merger with its European counterpart, including a renowned research and development organization.
  • Represented a large European financial institution in connection with the acquisition of US transportation infrastructure and assignment to managed asset investment vehicles.
  • Represented a major US provider of information services in connection with its acquisition by a European publishing conglomerate, including large databases used for background screening.
  • Represented a leading Chinese financial institution in obtaining US bank regulatory authority approval to open a branch office in New York (not subject to CFIUS).
  • Advised private equity sponsors in the acquisition of a significant US defense contractor by limited partnership with multiple foreign investors (completed without CFIUS review).
  • Represented a major US defense contractor in connection with the sale of a satellite unit to a multinational satellite concern.
  • Represented a large European telecommunications company in connection with acquisitions of two US wireless companies.
  • Advised a large European defense concern in connection with the acquisition of an electronics unit from a major US defense contractor.
  • Represented a multinational wireless company in connection with the acquisition of a large US wireless company.
  • Advised a foreign party in connection with a proposed merger in the energy sector.
  • Represented a German company in connection with its acquisition of a Canadian shipping business that participates in the US Navy program.
  • Represented a large Asian technology company in connection with its acquisition of a US shipbuilder supplying the US Navy and acquisition of a US aerospace company.
  • Represented a US defense subcontractor when it was acquired by a multinational German corporation.
  • Represented a US defense subcontractor when it was acquired by the US subsidiary of a Japanese corporation.
  • Represented a British company in connection with its acquisition of a US developer and manufacturer of photonics and microwave products.
  • Represented a US maker of digital video surveillance and intrusion detection equipment and software when it was acquired by a large European defense concern.
  • Represented a US information technology company when an entity controlled by the French government bought a stake in the company and again when the company was sold to a Dutch entity.
  • Represented a British company in connection with acquisitions of three US companies supplying aircraft industry.

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