JohnCheretis

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.3424

John Cheretis concentrates his practice on advising clients in complex international trade, national security, and government contracting matters. He has assisted clients with evaluating and structuring cross-border investments and supply chains, as well as navigating investigations and regulatory proceedings.

John has significant experience advising clients with respect to U.S. foreign direct investment regulations and national security considerations. John has represented clients in investment reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and in structuring transactions to mitigate CFIUS risks. He has also counseled companies in a variety of U.S. customs matters, including classification, valuation, and country of origin determinations, as well as compliance with Withhold Release Orders and other import restrictions administered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). John has also represented clients in seeking tariff relief in proceedings before the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

John has also assisted clients with understanding and complying with various economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and export control issues arising under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

John maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented U.S. veterans in obtaining disability benefits as well as individuals seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief.

Experience

  • Global internet infrastructure provider acquires nine data centersJones Day advised a global internet infrastructure provider in the acquisition of nine data centers, including colocation and related network services.
  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day acted as U.S. counsel to Parker Hannifin Corporation in the £6.3 billion acquisition of Meggitt plc, a leading international company headquartered in Coventry, United Kingdom, specializing in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires DynapowerJones Day advised Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), a leading industrial technology company and provider of sensor-rich solutions and insights for customers, in connection with its acquisition of Dynapower Company, LLC, a leading provider of energy storage and power conversion systems, from private equity firm Pfingsten Partners for $580 million in cash.
  • Meridian Bioscience agrees to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transactionJones Day is advising Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in its $1.53 billion all-cash acquisition by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners.
  • American Industrial Partners portfolio company Vertex merges with VectrusJones Day advised Vertex Aerospace, a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners, in its stock-for-stock merger with Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC), at an implied value for Vertex of approximately $2.1 billion.
  • Sonepar sells Vallen Distribution to Nautic PartnersJones Day represented the Sonepar Group – a Paris-headquartered global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services – in the sale of Sonepar's subsidiary business, Vallen Distribution, to Nautic Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Rhode Island.
  • FirstEnergy sells $2.4 billion minority transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp. in its $2.4 billion sale of a 19.9% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission, the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses.
  • Albaugh acquires RotamJones Day advised Albaugh, LLC in the $197.5 acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences Limited, a company headquartered in Hong Kong and publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
  • Technology company obtains favorable resolution of U.S. Senate inquiryJones Day lawyers successfully represented and advised a U.S.-based smart home technology provider in resolving a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee inquiry into supply chain practices.
  • Riverside sells Bohemia Interactive Simulations to BAE SystemsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Bohemia Interactive Simulations (Bohemia) to BAE Systems, one of the world’s largest defense contractors.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corp announces joint venture for Martinez Renewable Fuels Project with NesteJones Day is advising Marathon Petroleum Corp. in the formation of a joint venture with Neste to convert Marathon’s idled refinery in Martinez, California into a 730 million gallons per year renewable fuels facility.
  • Monster Beverage acquires CANarchyJones Day advised Monster Beverage Corporation in the $330 million acquisition of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC, a craft beer and hard seltzer company.
  • Virginia parents obtain injunction against mask mandate in Loudoun County public schoolsJones Day assisted Virginia parents in successfully challenging the Loudoun County School Board’s mask mandate, which required public school students to wear masks throughout the school day regardless of their parents’ wishes.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires three companiesJones Day advised Integrated Power Services (IPS) in the acquisition of Industrial Electric Machinery (IEM), Reed Electric & Field Service, and A+ Electric Motor.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Andronaco IndustriesJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Andronaco Industries, a leading provider of corrosion-resistant flow control technologies.
  • Procter & Gamble Company acquires TULA LifeJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its acquisition of TULA Life, Inc. from L Catterton Partners and L Catterton Europe SAS.
  • STERIS sells renal business to EvoquaJones Day advised STERIS in the $196.3 million sale of its Renal Care business to Evoqua Water Technologies, a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • American Industrial Partners acquires RelaDyne, Inc.Jones Day advised American Industrial Partners in its acquisition of RelaDyne, Inc., a leading distributor of lubricant, fuel, and diesel exhaust fluid providing customers with integrated reliability management services for industrial and commercial businesses, from Audax Private Equity.
  • American Industrial Partners subsidiary Vertex Aerospace announces acquisition of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training and Mission Critical Solutions business linesJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company, Vertex Aerospace, of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training, Professional Services, Mission Critical Solutions, and Modernization and Sustainment business lines.
  • Sempra Energy sells PXiSE Energy SolutionsJones Day advised Sempra Energy in the sale of membership interests in PXiSE Energy Solutions to Yokogawa Electric Corporation.