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US Commerce Department Offers Huawei and Affiliated Suppliers Interim Reprieve by Granting Temporary General License Until August 2019

On May 22, 2019, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is expected to publish in the Federal Register a Final Rule creating a 90-day Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and the 68 affiliated Huawei entities (collectively, the “Huawei Listed Companies”) that were added to the … Continue Reading

Trump Secures US Telecom Supply Chain with Executive Order; Related Huawei Actions

On May 15, 2019, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) titled “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.” The long-awaited EO addresses the use in US communications networks of technologies from certain types of foreign companies.… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: ARRIS International plc, Brocade Communications Systems and Broadcom

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  ARRIS International plc (England and Wales) Acquired:  Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (US); Broadcom Ltd. (Singapore) Value:  US$800 million Industry: Telecommunications; Network and Data Solutions; Semiconductors… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: BC Partners/Medina Capital/Longview Asset Management and CenturyLink

Status:  Clearance Acquirer:  BC Partners (United Kingdom); Medina Capital (US); Longview Asset Management Ltd. (Canada) Acquired:   CenturyLink, Inc. (US) Value:  Approx. US$2.3 billion Industry:  Technology Services; Network and Data Solutions… Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Intelsat, SoftBank and WorldVu

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing   Acquirer:  Intelsat S.A. (Luxembourg);  SoftBank Group Corp. (Japan) Acquired:  WorldVu Satellites Limited (Bailiwick of Jersey, Channel Islands) Value:  Approximately US$1.7 billion Industry: Telecommunications; Aerospace   On February 28, 2017, Intelsat S.A., a Luxembourg corporation and provider of critical communications infrastructure to customers in the network services, media and government sectors, and … Continue Reading

CFIUS Clearance: Mitel Networks Corporation and Polycom, Inc.

Status: Clearance   Acquirer:  Mitel Networks Corporation (Canada) Acquired: Polycom, Inc. (U.S.) Value:  Approximately US$1.96 billion Industry: Telecommunications   On April 15, 2016, Mitel, a Canadian company, announced a definitive deal to acquire Polycom, a US business, to make a global leader in communications technologies.  See Mitel press release (April 15, 2016).   On June 28, 2016, 74 days … Continue Reading
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