Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

Gardere has an extensive and growing practice specific to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. CFIUS is an interagency group chaired by the U.S. Department of Treasury that is authorized to review transactions for national security purposes. Combining the expertise of our government contracts attorneys with that of our international trade team and information technology attorneys, we frequently advise companies on foreign acquisitions of and investments in U.S. businesses.

Our team is skilled in assisting foreign companies seeking to make acquisitions of U.S. companies with transactions typically involving technology – information technology, internet and systems to protect privacy. We are also experienced at advising U.S. businesses prior to the transaction or merger. We have a working knowledge of the arrangements needed to resolve U.S. government security concerns and the experience necessary to negotiate national security agreements, proxy agreements, special security agreements and administrative agreements.

In addition, our team has a broad range of knowledge in U.S. export control regulations, enabling us to advise clients on transactions involving controlled products and technologies. We regularly represent clients in the aerospace and defense industries. We also have long-standing relationships with representatives from the U.S. government, including the executive branch agencies that comprise CFIUS – a critical element to a successful outcome.

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