Ross Evans is a member of the EU, Competition and Trade team in London, who specialises in advising companies in the technology, telecoms, engineering, and fintech sectors on how to manage a rapidly changing landscape of competition/antitrust, trade law, and national security and investment regimes.
He regularly advises clients in relation to UK public interest intervention rules and national security and investment issues, and on global foreign investment review strategy, leveraging his expertise in trade and export control laws and competition merger control regimes, and an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies.
Rod Hunter, a partner in the Washington, DC office, regularly advises on U.S. foreign investment regulation, including reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and procedures relating to mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under national industrial security regulations. He previously served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and senior director for international economics at the National Security Council (NSC), the White House office that coordinates trade policy and supervises CFIUS. A recognized expert in the field, he has served as an expert witness on CFIUS in civil litigation and has testified before Congress during the legislative process leading to recent amendments to CFIUS’ authorizing legislation.
Callie C. Lefevre
Callie is an Associate in Baker McKenzie’s Washington, DC office in the International Commercial practice. She has experience advising on international trade law, particularly national security reviews of foreign investments and compliance with US export controls and trade and economic sanctions.
Sylwia Lis is a partner in the Washington, DC office. She has extensive experience advising clients on national security reviews of foreign investments, including representation before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Sylwia also advises companies on US law relating to exports and reexports of commercial goods and technology (EAR), defense trade controls (ITAR), and trade sanctions (OFAC) – including licensing, regulatory interpretations, M&A due diligence and regulatory notifications (DDTC/ITAR notification process), compliance programs and enforcement matters.
Sunny Mann is a Partner and leads the EMEA and UK International Trade team, ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500. His practice includes a focus on national security, foreign investment, export controls and trade sanctions matters. He has worked on a number of foreign investment review cases, including obtaining clearance for a high profile acquisition triggering potential defence and national security concerns, one of the very few cases to go through a full UK statutory review. In the Legal 500, Sunny is ranked as a “Leading Practitioner”.
Samantha Mobley is a partner in the EU, Competition & Trade Practice of Baker & McKenzie’s London office and a member of the London office Management Committee. She headed Baker McKenzie’s Global Antitrust and Competition Group, a team of over 300 competition and antitrust specialists worldwide for six years. Samantha has significant experience of advising on the implications of foreign direct investment rules for cross-border transactions. She has advised a number of companies on the implication of the reduced UK national security thresholds, as well as coordinating the global foreign investment review aspects of a proposed $12 billion joint venture between a FTSE100 company and a Fortune 500 corporate. Samantha is a Who’s Who Legal 2020 Leading Individual for Foreign Investment Review.
Karoline Phillips is an Associate in the EU, Competition & Trade Practice of Baker McKenzie’s London office. She has wide-ranging experience advising private equity firms as well as clients in a wide range of industries on the application of foreign direct investment rules.
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Alexander is an Associate in Baker McKenzie’s London office in the EU, Competition & Trade Practice. He has experience advising private equity and industry clients on foreign investment rules in a range of sectors (including consumer goods, media and technology).
Anahita Thoms heads Baker McKenzie’s International Trade Practice in Germany and is a Member of the firm’s EMEA Steering Committee for Compliance & Investigations. She has more than a decade of experience advising clients on foreign investment review matters and representing them in filings vis-à-vis the German authorities. She is regularly interviewed as an expert by the BBC, n-tv, Handelsblatt and other news stations and newspapers on trade and foreign investment issues.