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Andrew Astuno


Andrew Astuno

Andrew Astuno's practice is focused on US export controls, international economic regulations, and anti-corruption. Andrew, a former Policy Advisor at the US Treasury, specializes in conducting reviews for proposed foreign acquisitions in the United States before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He also advises US and international clients in matters involving compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Andrew develops compliance procedures, conducts due diligence on transactions, performs internal investigations, and counsels clients through government enforcement actions.

  • Represented major corporations operating globally in the aerospace, defense and security sectors; provided advice and counsel concerning US national security regulatory approvals for acquisitions, including export control compliance matters before the Department of State and the Department of Commerce.
  • Advised one of the largest investment groups in the world concerning many CFIUS covered transactions, spanning a wide variety of industries, including oil & gas, manufacturing of critical technologies, mobile satellite services and telecom services, among others. The values of these deals ranged from the hundreds of millions into billions.
  • Providing CFIUS guidance, through the investigation phase and negotiation of a national security agreement, concerning the foreign acquisition (including Chinese limited partnership interests) of the largest renewable energy infrastructure project in US history.
  • Successfully represented an agricultural investor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Moldova.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Notre Dame (BA Economics) 2007
  • University of Denver College of Law (JD) 2011
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Colorado 2011
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Washington D.C, 2018
  • Georgetown University Law Center (LLM Tax and International Legal Studies) 2020
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2024