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Our clients are U.S. and foreign companies and individuals that do business around the world. They demand an experienced legal team that can craft tailored solutions to their global challenges. We provide it, helping them take advantage of opportunities wherever they arise.
 
We counsel and represent clients from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe doing business in the United States, as well as U.S. and non-U.S. clients doing business elsewhere around the world. They operate in varied industries including real estate investment and development, aviation, biotechnology, commercial lending, construction, energy, financial services (including fintech), information technology, infrastructure, insurance and reinsurance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, sports, and telecommunications.
 
Our comprehensive transactional and litigation services help clients navigate the full range of issues they face, including those related to: mergers and acquisitions; distributing goods and services; immigration; tax structuring; regulatory compliance; establishment of U.S. and non-U.S. entities for operations; and financing. We have seen the obstacles clients face when doing business globally, and often act as business counselors as well as lawyers, helping clients understand the challenges that await them—and achieve their goals.  

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Policy and Practice Changes Impact the O-1 Visa

Policy and Practice Changes Impact the O-1 Visa

November 7, 2018

During the Trump administration’s 22 months in office, no new laws or regulations have been passed governing the O-1 nonimmigrant visa for foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics.

Employers Must Plan Ahead to Mitigate H-1B Visa Processing Delays

Employers Must Plan Ahead to Mitigate H-1B Visa Processing Delays

March 31, 2018

The Trump Administration has passed no new immigration legislation or regulation. However, the administration’s stated focus on protecting the American worker, as articulated in its 2017 Buy American and Hire American Executive Order, has affected H-1B visa processing times to the detriment of employers seeking to either bring their best overseas talent to the United States, or to recruit qualified foreign nationals to work here.

New Tax Law Eliminates 30-Day Safe Harbor Against CFC Status

New Tax Law Eliminates 30-Day Safe Harbor Against CFC Status

March 31, 2018

The recent tax law changes have focused primarily on corporate income tax, and in the international context, mostly on outbound tax matters.

Trends Against BITS and Investor State Dispute Resolution

Trends Against BITS and Investor State Dispute Resolution

March 31, 2018

In my first Expect Focus International article, I suggested that investors doing business outside the United States should do so in countries that have entered into bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with the United States.

Beyond the European Union: How the GDPR Affects US Companies

Beyond the European Union: How the GDPR Affects US Companies

February 19, 2018

The effective date of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect many organizations across the globe, even those not located in the EU.

3 Things Contractors Should Do Now to Ensure “Buy American” Compliance in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Order

3 Things Contractors Should Do Now to Ensure “Buy American” Compliance in the Wake of Trump’s Executive Order

April 21, 2017

"Buy American, Hire American" is no longer just a campaign slogan. It is the subject of an Executive Order signed by President Trump on April 19. The order details the Trump administration’s policy of ensuring compliance with existing domestic preference requirements.

China Tightens Regulations on Investing Insurance Funds in Shares of Listed Companies

China Tightens Regulations on Investing Insurance Funds in Shares of Listed Companies

March 8, 2017

The entire Chinese economy, including its insurance industry, has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Speculative investments have become an inevitable byproduct of this growth. One of the most well-known examples of a risky insurance company investment was the bitter takeover battle by Evergrande and Baoneng for control of China Vanke Co. Ltd. (Vanke), China’s biggest real property company (by sales).

Considerations for Foreign Travelers to the U.S. Under the New Administration

Considerations for Foreign Travelers to the U.S. Under the New Administration

March 8, 2017

Travel to the United States, with its new immigration enforcement-minded administration, will require foreign travelers to be even more aware of the rules governing border protection, and take advantage of the travel programs still available to ease the inspections when entering the United States.

Leasing Retail Stores in New York City

Leasing Retail Stores in New York City

March 8, 2017

New York City is a fascinating and dynamic retail market. It is also one of the most competitive and challenging, requiring a careful and methodical approach to leasing to avoid potential commercial and legal pitfalls

Post-Election Update on Cuba

Post-Election Update on Cuba

March 8, 2017

Prior to President Trump’s inauguration, and in an effort to continue normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations, President Obama ended the "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy which since 1995 has granted Cubans who touch American soil the right to stay and get on a faster track to U.S. citizenship.

Rules of the (International) Road

Rules of the (International) Road

March 8, 2017

Going international is a complicated undertaking. Your specific situation and concerns will determine the steps required. Some issues you must consider as you contemplate international operations.

Tightening the Tax Screws on International IP Structures

Tightening the Tax Screws on International IP Structures

March 8, 2017

For many years prudent international tax planning for multinational enterprises has included structures designed to minimize global taxes by developing or holding intangible property (IP) in foreign subsidiaries located in low-tax jurisdictions.

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