Virtually every business is impacted by the global marketplace. When it comes to operating internationally, it’s crucial to have solid legal counsel advising you based on experience and local insight. Our attorneys are well-versed in the nuances of doing business outside of the United States and representing overseas companies and investors doing business in America.

We have an international network of foreign firms who are leaders in their jurisdictions and bring deep local knowledge. We have hand-selected the firms with whom we work internationally, and our lawyers have cultivated strong, long-standing relationships with these firms by country. If you are acquiring a company in Brazil, buying or leasing a facility in India, litigating a contract dispute in China, or investigating an alleged FCPA violation in Nigeria, we can immediately connect you to the strongest in-country legal team to handle your matter while exercising the degree of oversight you, as our client, require. We continuously monitor our legal network — with an eye toward evaluating quality and cost of service — in order to remain confident in our ability to identify and partner with the best resources for our clients in any jurisdiction.

No matter the locale, we can efficiently and effectively manage your initiative or help solve your concern.

Quick Facts

  • 500 attorneys worldwide
  • 8 offices in the US and UK
  • Ability to identify strong in-country legal resources and experts for any given matter
    • Global network of vetted law firms by country, industry and experience
  • Ability to advise international clients on US laws and regulations, including:
    • Access to US capital markets, including listings and public offerings
    • Acquiring and selling US-based companies or corporate assets
    • Financing, acquiring, and developing or leasing US real estate assets
    • Selling products in the US
    • Intellectual property rights protection, including litigation
    • Compliance with US financial services regulations
    • Compliance with US privacy laws
    • Antitrust and competition law requirements
    • Labor and employment laws and other regulatory issues
    • Strategic alliances, partnerships, and marketing arrangements
    • Foreign ownership laws, immigration, and taxation

  • Strong track record advising US clients looking to:
    • Access overseas capital sources and comply with local regulations
    • Acquire international businesses and assets
    • Establish business relationships and strategic alliances
    • Protect intellectual property globally
    • Protect directors and officers managing companies or investments with non-US interests

Areas of Focus

  • Crisis Response, Risk Management & Executive Protection
    • Complex corporate structures and indemnification
    • Consumer product safety
    • Corporate compliance and investigations
    • Director and officer liability
    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act
    • Fund management liability
    • International liability and indemnification issues
    • Privacy and security
    • SEC investigations
    • Terrorism

  • Financings & Corporate Transactions
    • Business structure
    • Debt financing
    • EB-5 financing through the Investor Visa Program
    • Fund formation
    • International taxation
    • Joint ventures
    • Manufacturing and distribution agreements
    • Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
    • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), US Agency for International Trade and Development (USAID), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and other bilateral and multilateral financings
    • Project development and financing
    • Public offerings
    • Real estate investment trusts and related funds
    • Research agreements
    • Restructurings
    • Strategic alliances
    • Technology transfers
    • Venture capital and other private placements

  • Government Contracts & Grant Matters
    • International trade and export control laws
  • Immigration & Other Cross-Border Personnel Matters
    • Alignment of immigration and international tax advice
    • Compliance with in-country labor and immigration laws
    • Concierge-level immigration services for executives and key employees relocating to global destinations
    • EB-5 Investor Visa Program
    • Identification of in-country counsel for complex and routine corporate immigration processes
    • Strategic planning for expanding a workforce

  • Intellectual Property
    • IP litigation
    • IP portfolio monetization
    • IP strategy counseling
    • Licensing agreements
    • Patents and copyrights
    • Technology transfers
    • Trademarks

  • International Taxation
    • Advising non-US investors on issues of US business transactions and real estate acquisitions
    • Advising US and non-US residents on applicable tax treaties
    • Advising US clients on international operations and offshore investment activities
    • Structuring international business operations

  • Litigation
    • Anti-money laundering
    • Complex tort and product-related litigation
    • Complex litigation and dispute resolution, including class and derivative actions
    • Director and officer liability
    • Employment litigation
    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act
    • Government investigations and enforcement defense
    • Intellectual property litigation
    • International arbitration
    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
    • Securities Litigation

  • Real Estate
    • Advising on project finance for large-scale projects
    • Analyzing and structuring complex transactions
    • Coordinating projects of significant scope and complexity
    • Representing corporate clients in their foreign real estate legal requirements
    • Forming funds for international real estate investors
    • Identifying lenders in the global marketplace for US and non-US projects
    • Negotiating throughout the development process
    • Representing clients in foreign data center investments

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Thomas R. Burton III

Thomas R. Burton III

Member / Chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Richard R. Kelly

Richard R. Kelly

Member / Chair, International Practice

Jonathan L. Kravetz

Jonathan L. Kravetz

Member / Chair, Securities & Capital Markets Practice; Co-chair, Life Sciences Practice

Cynthia J. Larose

Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

John R. Pomerance

John R. Pomerance

Member / Co-chair, Private Equity Practice

Representative Clients

  • Dräger
  • Adlens Ltd.
  • Crawford Healthcare Holdings Limited
  • NICE Systems, Inc.
  • Royalty Pharma
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.