Chinyelu Lee’s practice focuses on assisting both domestic and foreign clients solve international trade and national security-related problems that arise in the context of cross-border deals.
Chinyelu has experience representing a broad-range of clients in foreign investment reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and its member agencies, including by negotiating security agreements with the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Defense (DoD), the National Security Division of the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security. He also represents parties negotiating security agreements with the DoD’s Defense Security Service (DSS) to mitigate foreign ownership, control, and influence (FOCI) over companies with access to classified information.
Chinyelu represents a wide-range of clients negotiating sanctions and anti-money laundering provisions in various merger & acquisition, lending, and underwriting agreements. He has also represented clients pursuing licenses from, or making voluntary disclosures to, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and in sanctions-related matters before the Department of State and the United Nations Security Council.
Chinyelu also has extensive experience negotiating agreements and drafting disclosure for private placements related to asset-backed securitizations, including collateralized loan obligations.
Chinyelu joined the firm in 2013.