HWG represents sellers and purchasers of defense and critical infrastructure businesses to obtain investment clearances from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), negotiate security agreements with other Executive Branch Agencies (the “Team Telecom” process), and obtain agency consents for license transfers.

Representative matters

  • Represented seller of global undersea cable network before the CFIUS (which terminated its review without formal investigation), Team Telecom, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (which granted a first-ever expedited review for such a transaction and approved transaction in record time), and Congress.
  • Represented buyer of foreign-owned U.S. fiber-optic network before the FCC and Executive Branch, resulting in first-ever termination of a security agreement.
  • Successfully represented seller of U.S. mobile carrier to foreign buyer before the FCC and the CFIUS.



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