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Clifford Chance

2001 K STREET NW, WASHINGTON DC 20006-1001, USA
Tel:
Work +1 20006 1001
Fax:
Fax +1 20006 1001
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Web:
www.cliffordchance.com

George Kleinfeld

Tel:
Work +12029125126
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Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Regulatory Enforcement & White Collar, Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Risk Management

Position

George Kleinfeld advises leading financial institutions, industrial enterprises, trading companies and global investors on US sanctions issues and compliance with US sanctions laws and regulations. He has participated in a wide range of US sanctions investigations and enforcement actions as well as designing compliance programs and providing compliance training and risk analyses for multinational corporations and financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Asia and the Americas. He also advises clients on compliance with US export controls and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and has obtained scores of national security clearances for foreign acquisitions of strategic US business assets from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

George works closely with the firm's global corporate, capital markets and finance practices to resolve complex due diligence and transactional issues in his areas of expertise.

Education

University of Pennsylvania (MS, Economics) 1984, University of Pennsylvania (JD, order of the coif) 1983, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (BS, magna cum laude) 1980


United States: Dispute resolution

International trade

Within: International trade

Benefiting from a 'unique global coverage', Clifford Chance's Washington DC-based team provides 'reliable and accurate advice' to an impressive roster of banks and international corporates on economic sanctions and export controls compliance and enforcement matters. The 'superb' George Kleinfeld is 'able to draw upon vast experience of dealing with regulators and different client types' and has an 'excellent knowledge across OFAC and DOC regulations and sanctions'. Kleinfeld also handles CFIUS work, including his recent involvement, alongside lawyers from Germany and London, on the clearance necessary for Cinven, on the $2.6bn sale of Germany-based CeramTec to an investor consortium led by BC Partners. Lead US partner for the firm's global risk team, litigator David DiBari and Wendy Wysong, who splits her time between Hong Kong and Washington DC, have been advising Chinese telecoms company ZTE in a US investigation of unauthorized exports of US-origin telecoms equipment to Iran and other embargoed countries. 'Superb' counsel Jacqueline Landells also regularly provides 'able support' to Kleinfeld on OFAC matters, and Joshua Fitzhugh, who was formerly an in-house lawyer at BAE Systems, has an 'excellent understanding of the aerospace industry' and its international trade implications.

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