Christer L. Mossberg

Christer L. Mossberg: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


Christer Mossberg’s practice centers on advising companies investing in U.S. businesses that own technologies classified as having national security implications. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group, Christer works primarily in international trade and transactions, dispute resolution and general corporate law. He advises clients on all aspects of international business, including investment transactions in the United States and abroad, contracting with the federal government, international trade disputes, national security matters, technology transfers, homeland security issues, licensing of intellectual property, corporate compliance under export control regimes and other multilateral trade arrangements.

Christer counsels clients on the often complex issues that arise in the defense and government contract fields, including contract procurement, novations and terminations; national security review of foreign acquisitions; and structuring national security arrangements to meet concerns regarding foreign ownership, control and influence. He also helps Eversheds Sutherland (US) clients address licensing and compliance matters under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations. Christer has extensive experience helping companies conduct internal investigations and defend charges of export control violations. In recent years he has represented clients in the steel, nuclear energy, defense, aerospace and high-tech industries.

Selected Experience

Advised NEC on the reorganization of its defense sector business.
Advised on defense sector contracts and licenses.
Advised on Department of Energy contract and regulatory issues.


Christer is a former Fulbright professor and a frequent speaker on international business and trade issues, technology transfers, including cross-border acquisitions, and structuring technology transfers to address national security concerns. He is co-editor and co-contributor to Fortresses and Icebergs: the Evolution of the Transatlantic Defense Market and the Implications for U.S. National Security Policy, a two-volume work recently published by Johns Hopkins University.


The Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference, University of Helsinki (May 2012)
International Conference on American Studies

U.S.-Japan Technology Forum (May 2011)
Vanderbilt University School of Law

Courses taught on the law governing trade, foreign investment and national security in international transactions (January 1, 2010)
Monterey Institute of International Studies Graduate Program

Tax Executives Institute (TEI) European Chapter Winter Conference (January 28, 2008)
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Areas of Practice (4)

  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nuclear

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0711  Phone
University Attended:
Indiana University Bloomington, Ph.D.; Bates College, B.A
Law School Attended:
University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall
Year of First Admission:
1988, New York; 1988, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, New York State Bar Association

Birth Information:
Helsingborg, Sweden, March 30, 1945

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