Skadden is one of the few large law firms with integrated CFIUS and corporate practices. We counsel clients — companies, private equity funds, venture capital firms, and sovereign wealth and other government-related funds — on structuring and negotiating transactions to anticipate and address regulatory concerns in the earliest stages of transaction planning. The group has been repeatedly recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global for both International Trade: CFIUS Experts and Corporate M&A, with the guide highlighting the firm’s “work with a diverse collection of U.S. and international companies, aided by its phenomenal strength in M&A.”
Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in some of the largest and most complex transactions reviewed before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Defense Security and Counterintelligence Agency (DCSA, formerly the Defense Security Service) and Team Telecom — an executive branch group comprising the U.S. Departments of Justice, Defense and Homeland Security — as well as investment reviews governed by the Investment Canada Act (ICA) and foreign investment control (FIC) regimes in Asian and European jurisdictions. The group has deep experience in numerous industry sectors, including technology, energy, real estate, financial services, health care and pharma, manufacturing, natural resources, transportation, critical infrastructure, consumer goods, robotics and autonomous systems, vehicle manufacturing, travel and leisure, chemicals, aerospace and defense, and government services.