Many of our clients operate globally. They include U.S. entities conducting business internationally and non-U.S. companies seeking to do business in this country. Our cross-border work spans across industries, including healthcare, technology, financial institutions, manufacturing, retail and energy, and includes transactional, litigation and compliance experience.
We have actively pursued a strategy of building relationships with leading law firms around the globe to better serve our clients. Through our firm’s active membership in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, and SCG Legal, our attorneys and clients have direct access to more than 300 preeminent law firms with more than 30,000 attorneys in more than 100 countries around the world. We leverage these relationships to ensure that we can offer seamless service to our clients for their cross-border needs. Our clients have been particularly pleased that most of these firms are local firms, rather than a small outpost of a global firm. These leading local firms know the local politics, customs, mores and cultures in their respective countries.
Our international work emphasizes:
Our in-house language capabilities include Arabic, Chaga, Chinese, Estonian, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Marathi, Russian, Spanish, Sukuma, Swahili and Urdu.
Many of the attorneys in this practice area bring a roster of governmental services and relationships to bear in our litigation and advocacy work including relevant positions at the federal, state and local levels.
Represented Akebono Brake Corporation in equipment lease transactions and in connection with payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) transactions in excess of $150 million
Advised Carlex Glass America, a subsidiary of Japan-based, publicly-held Central Glass Co., Ltd., in its acquisitions
Represented a group purchasing organization in a strategic relationship with a medical manufacturing company and establishment of a Chinese representative office to procure all types of medical and consumer products from China