Chase D.Kaniecki

Of Counsel

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For nearly 10 years, Chase Kaniecki has helped clients achieve their goals in and navigate complex issues associated with international trade and national security matters. Specifically, Chase's practice focuses on CFIUS, economic sanctions, export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. Clients in the energy, semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, transportation, and other sectors have relied on Chase to handle their CFIUS filings.

Chase advises and represents clients in foreign direct investment matters, including filing CFIUS notices and negotiating mitigation agreements. He also represents and provides advice to clients in economic sanctions and export control matters, including issues related to the various embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), as well as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Chase also represents and provides advice to importers in all types of U.S. customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues. His trade remedy experience includes antidumping and countervailing duty matters, as well as additional duties imposed under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. In addition, Chase counsels clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Chase has written extensively and presented on CFIUS, U.S. sanctions, export controls, and customs and trade remedy issues. Chase, along with other members of the Firm's International Trade & National Security group, is a member of the Aerospace Industries of America.

Experience

  • Shiseido to acquire Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day is advising Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • Parker Hannifin acquires Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC for $1.725 billion cashJones Day advised Parker Hannifin Corporation in its $1.725 billion cash acquisition of Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC.
  • Western Digital acquires Kazan NetworksJones Day advised Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) in its acquisition of Kazan Networks Corp., a provider of industry leading NVMe™-over-Fabric (NVMe-oF) ASIC and adapter products for next-generation data center architectures.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires MMC Packaging Equipment Ltd.Jones Day was U.S. counsel to Tekni-Plex, Inc. with respect to trade compliance and anti-bribery/anti-corruption matters in the acquisition of automation equipment solutions manufacturer MMC Packaging Equipment Ltd.
  • Panalpina and DSV join forces by way of CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange of stockJones Day advised Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Basel, Switzerland, one of the world's leading freight forwarders, with respect to German, EU, and U.S. securities law aspects and foreign direct investment filings in connection with the combination with DSV A/S, Hedhusene, Denmark, by way of a CHF 4.6 billion (US$4.6 billion) public exchange offer of DSV to all Panalpina shareholders to tender their Panalpina shares (listed at SIX Swiss Exchange) against DSV shares (listed at NASDAQ Copenhagen).
  • Diodes to acquire Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately US$428 millionJones Day is advising the Special Committee of the Board of Diodes Incorporated in a transaction to acquire Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation for approximately US$428 million in cash.
  • BBA Aviation to sell Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day is advising BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Tekni-Plex acquires Lameplast SpAJones Day acted as co-counsel to Tekni-Plex, Inc. in its acquisition of Lameplast SpA, an Italian healthcare packaging company, from Milan-based private equity firm Aksìa Group.
  • Cabot sells its Specialty Fluids business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited for $135 millionJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in the sale of its Specialty Fluids Business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd., for $135 million.
  • Chroma acquires 20.5 percent of CamtekJones Day advised Chroma ATE Inc., a leading Taiwanese corporation, in its acquisition of approximately 20.5 percent of the shares of Camtek Ltd. at $9.50 per share.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • LORD Corporation to be acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day is advising LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • Polychem acquired by The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Polychem Corporation in its acquisition by The Sterling Group.
  • Cylance acquired by BlackBerry for $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader, in its $1.4 billion acquisition by BlackBerry Limited, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards.
  • API Technologies Corp. sells EMS division to Kitron ASAJones Day advised API Technologies Corp., a portfolio company of long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in the sale of its EMS division in the United States, to Kitron ASA.
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires HFM PackagingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, in PPC’s acquisition and related financing of HFM Packaging Ltd., a market leader in the production of flexible packaging using labels as peel and reseal closures for personal care markets.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Trico Group acquires Performance Pumps business of UCI International HoldingsJones Day advised Trico Group Holdings, LLC in connection with its acquisition of the Performance Pumps business of UCI International Holdings.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 2, 2019
      The New M&A Paradigm: Guiding Your Company in Today's Global Environment - International Trade Regulation
    • November 27, 2018
      CLE Academy: Section 232 and 301 Tariffs and Expanded CFIUS Review of Foreign Investments
    • October 17, 2018
      Impact of FIRRMA on Private Equity Funds: Expanded CFIUS Review of Foreign Investments, New Filing Requirements
    • May 30, 2018
      Jones Day's 2018 Speaker Series: CFIUS: Current Practice and Upcoming Changes
    • September 20, 2017
      Staff-level Briefing on Trade Tools and Enforcement, Congressional US-China Working Group
    • September 29, 2015
      Trends and Developments in International Trade: What You Need to Know
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