Cross Border / International


Businesses increasingly depend on their ability to negotiate agreements and execute transactions around the world to be successful. But the laws governing doing business internationally are wide-reaching and complex and your ability to keep up may determine your company’s fate.

Our attorneys provide sophisticated counsel on a wide range of cross-border matters, including:

  • Corporate transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial agreements
  • International tax
  • Government regulation
  • Litigation, defense, and arbitration
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor relations and employee benefits
  • Environmental and other safety and health-related issues
  • Product liability matters
  • Other business services

We serve as trusted advisers to both U.S.- and foreign-based entities, including multinational corporations, financial institutions, family offices, and entrepreneurs, in helping structure, negotiate, and document transactions and joint ventures across national borders.

Many of our attorneys are fluent in multiple languages and have strong legal relationships in countries worldwide. Our familiarity with the business culture in countries around the globe, allows us to serve as effective advocates for our clients. Importantly, our Asia practice has helped Asia-based and U.S.-based companies successfully conduct both inbound and outbound transactions.

How We Can Help

  • Agreements between U.S. and non-U.S. entities, and sovereignty and international law
  • Cross-border sales of goods and services, and technology and other intellectual property transfers
  • Structuring acquisitions and divestitures, investments, joint ventures, sales of businesses, repatriation of earnings, currency transactions, and the insuring of foreign investment
  • International trade, including:
    • Trade remedies and International Trade Commission (“ITC”) practices
    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and anti-corruption
    • Customs and border protection
    • Import/export controls and economic sanctions
    • Trade agreements and treaties
    • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) compliance
  • Cross-border tax matters, including structuring inbound and outbound investments, branch profits tax, transfer pricing, interest-stripping, tax withholding, and tax treaties
  • The establishment of foreign entities, including hybrid entities, controlled foreign corporations, passive foreign investment companies, and the maximization of foreign tax credits on worldwide income and tax residency issues
  • Debt, equity, and hybrid financings and restructurings involving public and private sources of capital
  • All aspects of workouts and insolvency matters, including transactional and litigation matters
  • Real estate matters, including development and planning, projects and construction, debt and equity financing, mezzanine, preferred equity origination, non-performing loan workouts, pool acquisitions, distressed debt acquisition (including loan-to-own strategies), investment, corporate occupation, tax, finance, securitization, real estate investment fund formation
  • Preparation of successful EB-5 (inbound investment) transactions
  • Prosecuting and litigating U.S. and international patent, trademark, and copyright law
  • Complex, multijurisdictional, and international maritime and admiralty matters


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