Skadden is one of 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 holds deep knowledge and 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. The team 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.”
Skadden has extensive experience with non-U.S. national security review processes, including in Canada, the European Union, the U.K., Russia and Asian jurisdictions. We have counseled a variety of entities, based in the U.S. as well as overseas, in a broad range of transactions, including. representing purchasers, sellers, minority investors, financial institutions, private equity consortia and other institutional investors in some of the largest and most complex international transactions.
Skadden represents clients worldwide with respect to a wide array of matters involving international trade in goods, software, technology and services, as well as investments in the United States and abroad. We offer a unique range of services to help clients manage the risks and maximize the opportunities of an increasingly complex and challenging international trade landscape. Our attorneys have worked at the highest levels of the U.S. government and have extensive contacts with key trade officials in the administration, Congress, the diplomatic community, trade and foreign ministries around the globe and major international trade organizations.
For over 20 years, Skadden has added value to clients by helping them navigate the rapidly changing cybersecurity, privacy and technology landscapes to minimize their legal risk, and assisting them to maximize their revenue opportunities. Our team addresses the full range of cybersecurity challenges, including board and leadership counseling, cybersecurity preparedness reviews, incident response, federal government engagement, and regulatory compliance. In addition to the full scope of traditional cybersecurity legal support, Skadden also specializes in guiding clients to address the complex issues at the intersection of technology, privacy, national security, intelligence and law enforcement. Based on extensive experience working with U.S. and foreign government agencies and regulators, we identify the legal risks associated with cyber and other technology-related security concerns and assemble and coordinate multidiscipline teams of advisers across the firm to address the universe of legal, regulatory and legislative issues faced by clients.
We regularly advise clients on transactions and other matters that involve the aerospace, defense, government contracting industries as well as related regulatory considerations, sensitive technologies and national security issues. Our capabilities are backed by years of experience, both inside the federal government and in the private sector, navigating complex federal requirements in critical business sectors.