Skadden is one of the few large law firms with integrated CFIUS/National Security and corporate practices. We counsel clients on structuring and negotiating transactions to anticipate and address regulatory concerns in the earliest stages of transaction planning. The group is recognized by Chambers USA as a “leading national security practice housing respected practitioners who offer in-depth expertise on matters such as compliance, reviews and investigations.”

Skadden’s CFIUS practice represents clients in navigating a variety of federal defense, homeland security, law enforcement, intelligence and other related issues arising from a broad range of precedent-setting transactions, government investigations and public-private collaborations implicating national security. We have successfully represented clients, including purchasers, sellers, minority investors, financial institutions, private equity consortia and other institutional investors, in some of the largest and most complex international transactions.

The firm’s experience with national security review processes has given the team a unique understanding of the arrangements necessary to resolve U.S. government security concerns presented by proposed transactions. With our experience in cross-border M&A, we are able to anticipate and address national security issues in the earliest stages of transaction planning. Moreover, our collaborative approach with the firm’s corporate practice allows us to proactively handle national security concerns as they arise.

Attorneys in our practice have formerly held positions within the federal government on Capitol Hill, within the CFIUS process and as members of the U.S. intelligence community. We have long-standing relationships with representatives from the U.S. government, including the executive branch agencies that make up CFIUS.

Our practice was ranked in the top tier by Chambers USA 2018 for International Trade: CFIUS Experts. In 2014, Skadden received a Chambers USA “Award for Excellence,” which cited our “incredible depth of CFIUS expertise.” Our attorneys repeatedly have been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America.