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Our objective is to facilitate our clients’ legal transnational business objectives, to advise the client on legal issues, especially the avoidance of potential obstacles, and to resolve problems, by providing the client with high-quality, cost-effective, legal services both in the United States and overseas.

The firm contracts with foreign attorneys, enabling the firm to provide clients promptly with high quality, up-to date, accurate advice for transactions in many countries at considerable less cost than would otherwise be possible.

Our clients’ transnational transactions are facilitated by our capability to assist in sourcing and negotiating financing; providing advice and assistance on joint-ventures and other strategic or contractual relationships, acquisitions, mergers, licensing, franchising and other international business operations and projects; aiding with US and foreign governmental and other regulatory requirements, privatization policies and procedures, international telecommunications transactions; import, export and other trade issues, both on the national and international level and working with WTO, NAFTA, DR CAFTA and other regional trade arrangements; dispute avoidance procedures, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms as well as providing virtually all other necessary legal services required by a client to properly undertake business activities outside the United States and/or with foreign partners in the U.S.

  

Our Practice Areas Include:

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, CORPORATE & FINANCE LAW
Foreign investment, financing of overseas operations and transactions, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, establishment of foreign branches, Commercial sales contracts,  transfer of technology, export, import, employment agreements, franchise agreements, licensing agreements, agency agreements, countertrade.
PRIVATIZATION OF STATE  ENTERPRISES
Selling existing state owned facilities. transferring control of facilities, licensing concessions, franchising, BOT, structuring transactions, consulting and negotiating.
INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENT
Preparing bids, consultations on qualifications, applications, bids, negotiating with governments and other entities, structuring transactions, filing and challenging protests as well as other administrative representation.
INTERNATIONAL BANKING
Investment banking, establishing offshore corporations, trusts, not-for-profit organizations, negotiating and structuring transactions, drafting agreements , reviewing regulations, evaluating investment partners.

ARBITRATION
Mediation, negotiation, drafting arbitration and mediation clauses, serving on arbitration panels, enforcing or vacating arbitration awards,  International Centre for the settlement of Investment Disputes [ICSID], UNCITRAL, AAA, ICC, London Court of International Arbitration and other organizations, Advise and assist in international trade disputes under WTO, WIPO, NAFTA, MERCOSUR, CARICOM, the GATT etc.
INTERNATIONAL TAX
Consultations, audits, analysis, advise on tax treaties, provide analysis on tax implications in structuring transactions, trust and estate maters involving multinational jurisdictions, transfer pricing review, tax regulation, compliance programs.

CUSTOMS &  INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Customs compliance programs, tailored customs manuals, mock audits, line reviews, protests, petitions, customs valuations, transfer pricing analysis, ruling requests, trademark infringement matters, detentions, seizures, draft buying agent agreements, origin determination matters, marking issues, drawback, carnet, free trade zone and sub-zone consulting, harbor maintenance tariff refunds, NAFTA, American-Israel Free Trade, MERCOSUR, antidumping, countervailing duty reviews and litigation, legislative reviews, seminars.
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