Provided by Aimen Mir
Aimen heads Freshfields’ practice related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and is a leader in the firm’s global foreign investment review practice. As a core member of the firm’s national security practice, Aimen also advises clients on technology transfer policy and export control matters and other national security and foreign policy-based regulation of international business transactions.
Prior to joining Freshfields as a partner, Aimen managed the interagency CFIUS review process for eight years, first as CFIUS Staff Chair and then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the Department of the Treasury. In these roles, Aimen coordinated review, consensus, and final action by and among the nine CFIUS member agencies and other participating government agencies in over 1,000 transactions across all sectors of the economy. He also served as the principal U.S. government liaison with partner governments on foreign investment review issues, the principal liaison with Congress on CFIUS, and played a leading role in shaping and negotiating the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA), the most significant expansion of CFIUS’s powers in 30 years. During his time in government, Aimen also served as counsel in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Aimen Mir handles the CFIUS review process for a host of well-known clients. He frequently works with technology companies and manufacturers.
"He's super professional and at the same time very calm and focused." "Aimen Mir draws on his deep expertise to help clients navigate the complex issues surrounding CFIUS." "He has such a good knowledge base and is really good to work with."