CFIUS Mitigation: iCarbonX and PatientsLikeMe Inc

Status:  Mitigation


Acquirer:  iCarbonX (China)

Acquired:  PatientsLikeMe Inc (US)

Value:  US$100 million

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Training Material Available: Export Controls and Technology Transfers Conference – June 19-20, 2019 | Washington DC

DataGeorge Grammas’s presentation on “Strengthening Trade Compliance in Line with Recent Legislative Developments and Impacts to Controls via an Examination of Extraterritorial Applications, Order of Review, and Classification” is now available in our Learning Center, in which you can also find other training resources and information. Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: Edwards Vacuum, Atlas Copco and Brooks Automation’s Semiconductor Cryogenics Business

Status:  Clearance


Acquirer:  Edwards Vacuum LLC (US); Atlas Copco AB (Sweden)

Acquired:  Semiconductor cryogenics business of Brooks Automation, Inc. (US)

Value:  US$675 million

Industry:  Industrial Products and Services

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CFIUS Mitigation: Beijing Kunlun Wanwei Technology Co. and Grindr Inc.

Status:  Mitigation


Acquirer:  Beijing Kunlun Wanwei Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

Acquired:  Grindr Inc

Value:  US$245 million

Industry:  Software; Information Services

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Huawei Motions for Summary Judgement in Complaint Against US Government

On May 28, 2019, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese telecommunications company, and its US-based affiliate, Huawei Technologies USA, Inc. (collectively “Huawei”), filed a Motion for Summary Judgment. (See Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment, Huawei Technologies USA, Inc. et al v. United States of America, et al, No. 4-19-cv-159-ALM (E.D. Tex. filed May 28, 2019) (hereinafter Mot. Summ. J.).) Continue Reading

Prime Minister May Resigns – Another Twist in the Brexit Saga: What Does This Mean for Trade?

Brexit DoorBy now, avid watchers can agree that Prime Minister May’s resignation will further complicate the already-complex Brexit landscape. Her tenure in office had been looking increasingly challenged for some time. The immediate trigger for her resignation was her final attempt to get her Brexit deal done, which included the offer of the possibility of a further referendum. This proved more than her party could accept, and the party would have forced her out of office had she not agreed to resign.  Continue Reading

Brexit Insights: Transatlantic Perspectives – NEW Perspective: Spain

Our Brexit team resides on both sides of the Atlantic and has multifaceted expertise to help you with any aspect of your Brexit planning and preparation. We have sectoral and subject expertise, backed by political and legal understanding and technical ability for in-depth analysis, which together can ensure you are properly informed and prepared for any Brexit scenario and post-Brexit transition.

NEW: Brexit Insight from the EU-27: Spain

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US-Russia: Anticorruption, Sanctions, Counter-sanctions and Compliance for Companies Doing Business – Webinar Presentation Material – Russian Counter-sanction Legislation

Russian Counter-sanctions: Bill Introduced to Criminalize Dissemination of Information That May Result in Introduction or Expansion of Sanctions Against Russian Persons

Following our recent webinar, our Moscow Team prepared an analysis of a draft Russian legislation that would prohibit media communications that reveal non-compliance with sanctions or facilitate imposition of sanctions and would also impose criminal penalties on those that disclose or transfer information to organizations “directly or indirectly” under the control of an “unfriendly state”, any company organized under the laws of an “unfriendly state”, and persons affiliated with such organizations if such transfer or disclosure leads to the imposition or expansion of sanctions.  Continue reading to learn what the bill could mean for businesses based in Russia and elsewhere.

Here are some additional sanctions, anticorruption and compliance related content from us that may interest you:


The presentation slides for the this webinar is now available in the Learning Center section of this blog.  Please contact the presenters with questions.


Our webinar with Lexology to discuss the evolving anti-corruption, sanctions landscapes with respect to the US and Russia and resources for companies to strengthen compliance is set for May 16, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 am EDT. Continue Reading

Registration Now Open: From EAR to ITARnity: Ever-challenging US Export Controls Compliance – September 16-18, 2019 | Winchester, UK

DataRegistration is now open – visit here.

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming three-day US export controls workshops sponsored by our International Trade Practice with EGADD and Rolls Royce – this year in Winchester, UK. Trade Practitioner George Grammas will once again present on export controls topics and host workshops.

For additional information about the workshops, please contact Brinley Salzmann and Karen Hayhoe.