Numerous challenges are involved in international mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Issues that must be considered include ones relating to antitrust, export controls, intellectual property rights, cybersecurity, and national security.  Failure to do so can result in significant penalties being imposed on the acquirer for violations committed by the target entity prior to the acquisition, and in some instances, transactions can be unwound by the President pursuant to recommendations made by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which recently has been granted significantly expanded jurisdiction and powers pursuant to the Foreign Investment Risk   Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA).  Using hypothetical fact patterns, a panel of experienced in-house counsel, outside counsel and Government regulators will address the wide range of issues that are involved in international M&A.    

MCLE Credit: 1.5 Hours, 1.0 Ethics PENDING 

Sponsors: VSB Antitrust, Business Law, Intellectual Property, and International Practice Sections and Corporate Counsel

Andrea Dynes - Staff Vice President and Associate General Counsel, General Dynamics
Brian Reissaus - Staff Chairperson, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
Geoffrey M. Goodale - Partner, FisherBroyles, LLP
J. Brent Justus - Partner, McGuireWoods, LLP
Megan A. Gajewski Barnhill - Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP