Diego A.Ortega

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.4662

Diego Ortega helps clients achieve favorable outcomes in international trade and national security matters involving economic sanctions, export controls, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and import compliance. He advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, and other cross-border transactions and compliance initiatives in diverse industries, including aerospace and defense, pharmaceuticals, energy, logistics, and advanced manufacturing.

Diego assists clients in complying with laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). He advises clients on determining and obtaining licenses, implementing compliance policies and procedures, conducting internal investigations, and preparing disclosures to relevant government agencies. Diego also counsels clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and foreign investment matters, including reviews before CFIUS.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Diego was an associate at an international law firm in their international trade and national security group.

Experience

  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • TriMas to sell Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day is advising TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • LORD Corporation acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day advised LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • NEP Group acquires SOS Global ExpressJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of SOS Global Express, an independent international freight forwarding and full-service logistics company that specializes in supporting clients in broadcast, entertainment, music, and professional sports teams and leagues.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • International Wire Group acquired by affiliates of Atlas HoldingsJones Day advised International Wire Group Holdings, Inc. ("IWG") in connection with its acquisition by affiliates of Atlas Holdings LLC.
  • Polychem acquired by The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Polychem Corporation in its acquisition by The Sterling Group.
  • 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.
  • Black Box acquired by AGC NetworksJones Day advised Black Box Corporation (Nasdaq: BBOX) in its acquisition by AGC Networks Ltd, a majority-owned subsidiary of Essar Global Fund.
  • PolyOne acquires Fiber-Line for $120 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions, in its $120 million acquisition of Fiber-Line, a global leader in customized engineered fibers and composite materials.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires majority interest of Gaylord Chemical Company, LLCJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in its acquisition of a majority interest in and related financing of Gaylord Chemical Company, LLC, a specialty chemical producer.
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