Samantha Mobley

Email: Samantha Mobley
T + 44 20 7919 1956

Samantha Mobley is a partner in the Competition, Trade and Foreign Investment department of Baker & McKenzie’s London office. She headed Baker McKenzie’s Global Antitrust and Competition Group, a team of over 300 competition and antitrust specialists worldwide for six years and is currently a leader in our Global Foreign Investment Practice. Samantha has significant experience of advising on complex multi-jurisdictional mergers and has a strong understanding of the importance of working effectively and strategically with global regulators. In addition to antitrust and merger control, she advises on the implications of foreign direct investment rules for cross-border transactions. On foreign investment matters, she works closely with our Tier 1 trade team, given their export control national security expertise.

Sunny Mann

Email: Sunny Mann
T + 44 20 7919 1397

Sunny Mann is a Partner and leads the Global International Trade team, ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 UK for more than twenty years.  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”.

Tristan Grimmer

Email: Tristan Grimmer
T + 44 20 7919 1476

Tristan Grimmer is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s London office and the UK Head of the International Trade Practice Group. He is also a member of the Compliance & Investigations and the International Trade and Competition practice groups. Tristan advises clients on the management and mitigation of a range of international trade compliance risks, notably in the areas of sanctions and export controls. Tristan is also highly experienced in advising on the implications of the UK  foreign direct investment rules for cross-border transactions and has closely followed the UK Government’s development of their foreign investment regime. He has advises clients across industries handling a wide range of trade law issues in transactional, commercial and compliance contexts, and on regulatory investigations and strategy in front of national and supra-national authorities.

Anahita Thoms

Email: Anahita Thomas
T + 49 211 3 11 16 121

Anahita Thoms heads Baker McKenzie’s International Trade Practice in Germany. 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.

Sylwia Lis

Email: Sylwia Lis
T + 1 202 835 6147

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.

Rod Hunter

Email: Rod Hunter
T +1 202 452 7084

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.