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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Experience

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

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