Developing Strategies For Key Transactions
A business that makes a major decision in such areas as mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, procurements, and location of facilities without developing and executing a strategy may find the path to completion more arduous if not entirely blocked. Deals involving foreign companies can draw scrutiny, while transactions related to sensitive technology or national security face an uphill review from the start. We have significant involvement in a wide range of transactions across a swath of industries where Congress and other “inside-the-Beltway” players were crucial to eventual success or failure.
Gauging Political Reaction To Business Decisions
We not only represent companies seeking antitrust approval of mergers but also have first-hand experience as former executive branch officials and Congressional attorneys shaping the political reaction to private sector business activity. We assist companies trying to either shape the political environment to move a deal toward completion or to create an atmosphere delaying or blocking a transaction it seeks to hinder.
Navigating the Maze of Foreign Investments
Our team is well-versed in transactions that require Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) or export controls review, or implicate other security questions. Our team’s experience reviewing and negotiating CFIUS and related transactions gives us unique knowledge of how the process works, what challenges exist, and how to navigate through the various federal regulatory schemes.