Former Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary and leading authority on US national security review joins Freshfields’ market-leading global regulatory practice
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the leading law firm for global cross-border M&A, announced today that Aimen Mir, who for nearly a decade led the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, will join the firm as a partner in its expanding Washington, DC office as the leader of its CFIUS practice. Aimen will join a large global team of experienced and specialized foreign investment partners and counsel, some of whom were also enforcers before joining Freshfields.
As CFIUS Staff Chair, and then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the US Department of the Treasury, Aimen served as the most senior US government career official responsible for conducting US national security reviews of foreign investment, managing the disposition of over 1,000 transactions. Aimen also played a pivotal role in shaping and/or implementing the last two major overhauls of the CFIUS review process. In addition, Aimen served as the principal US liaison to other foreign investment regulators, giving him a unique insight to foreign investment regimes around the world.