Thought Leadership 06.26.17
Renewed focus on national security concerns surrounding foreign acquisitions of U.S. real estate.
Matthew Rabinowitz advises companies on compliance with import/export regulations, anti-corruption laws, and OFAC sanctions. He further assists companies navigate the CFIUS review process.
Matthew is an associate in Pillsbury’s International Trade Group, assisting U.S. and international companies across multiple industries comply with import/export regulations, anti-corruption laws, and OFAC sanctions. He works with companies to obtain classifications and licenses for EAR and ITAR controlled items, advises on OFAC sanctions policies, conducts country of origin reviews, and helps companies build comprehensive FCPA policies and procedures.
Matthew also assists U.S. sellers and foreign buyers obtain clearances from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), with a particular focus on China-related transactions.
Regulation of Foreign Investment and National Security
Successfully represented Chinese government-owned client in CFIUS review of acquisition of a global semiconductor equipment provider.
Successfully obtained CFIUS clearance representing seller of power management integrated circuits for consumer electronics in connection with acquisition by Chinese-owned joint venture.
Provided U.S.-based semiconductor company with CFIUS risk assessment of potential foreign investors, and ultimately obtained CFIUS clearance in connection with $1.3 billion acquisition.
Successfully obtained CFIUS clearance for Chinese-based consortium in connection with acquisition of a semiconductor company.
J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2012
B.S., Georgetown University, School of Business, 2009
magna cum laude; Member, Georgetown Scholarship Program/Alumni Mentor Program
District of Columbia