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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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Brexit This Way

Brexit This Way

April 29, 2019

Reform May Mean More CFIUS Filings in Cross-Border M&A Transactions

Reform May Mean More CFIUS Filings in Cross-Border M&A Transactions

December 18, 2018

One aspect of implementing a cross border merger or acquisition transaction is the possibility that a filing with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) may be required.

Legal Due Diligence in Foreign Jurisdictions

Legal Due Diligence in Foreign Jurisdictions

December 18, 2018

Prior to acquiring an equity interest in a foreign company, U.S. investors tend to feel insecure when determining the scope of the legal due diligence process to be conducted.

The E-2 Visa: A Potentially Useful Tool in Cross-Border M&As

The E-2 Visa: A Potentially Useful Tool in Cross-Border M&As

December 18, 2018

Changes to corporate structure, including mergers and acquisitions, can have enormous implications for the U.S. immigration status of key workers and potential new hires.

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.

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