At a time when the U.S. government is tightly monitoring, and even rejecting, foreign investment transactions, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has recruited a former top official of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States as a partner in Washington, D.C.

Aimen Mir will lead a CFIUS practice for the Magic Circle firm. Mir was until May 2018 deputy assistant secretary for investment security at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was one of the few key CFIUS officials reviewing and approving foreign investment transactions. CFIUS is an interagency committee responsible for screening deals involving foreign investment into the U.S. for national security implications.