Global Capabilities

Overview

With clients in more than 100 countries, ranging from software startups to multinational corporations, we counsel businesses across industries, including aerospace, construction, energy, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, media and maritime. As a full-service firm, we seamlessly coordinate multijurisdictional teams to protect and help clients navigate the complexities of international markets in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

BakerHostetler’s global teams guide some of the world’s largest companies through business, litigation and regulatory issues around the world. We also defend clients in multibillion-dollar securities fraud and money laundering investigations across the globe. For more than 10 years, we have represented Irving H. Picard, SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, recovering more than $14.3 billion through our litigation, investigations and other proceedings against approximately 400 defendants in more than 45 jurisdictions worldwide.

Our lawyers provide arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution representation for multinational companies, sovereign state governments, international organizations and private investors. We advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, contracts and commercial agreements, technology transfers and licensing, debt and equity financing, and compliance with laws and regulations governing international trade. Clients trust us to manage and enforce their patent and trademark portfolios worldwide; handle cross-border tax transactions and restructurings; and navigate export, sanctions and customs laws and trade agreements. We represent companies and government contractors in construction and other projects worldwide, and we also provide clients with compliance advice related to employment laws; immigration agency laws; and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Protection Act, and other privacy-related compliance requirements.

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  • Represented a Mexican company in a U.S. ADR offering and stock exchange listing.
  • Represented a German manufacturing company in connection with its global offering of high-yield bonds under Regulation S and Rule 144A and subsequent exchange offer for SEC-registered high-yield bonds.
  • Represented a Canadian oil and gas company in a series of transactions resulting in the sale of its assets to multiple purchasers and subsequent SEC deregistration.
  • Guided a client through responses to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) subpoenas regarding embargoed country activities and conducted an internal investigation of the matter, which OFAC decided not to penalize. Additionally, we developed a comprehensive export control and embargo/sanctions compliance program for the client.
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Professionals

Name Title Office Email
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Associate Washington, D.C.
Associate New York
Associate Houston
Partner New York
Partner Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Houston
Partner Philadelphia
Partner Orlando
Partner Orlando
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Chicago
Partner New York
International Counsel Washington, D.C.
Patent Agent Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Partner New York
Partner Columbus
Associate Houston
Partner Cleveland
Associate New York
Counsel Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate New York
Senior Advisor Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Partner Houston
Counsel Washington, D.C.
Partner Cleveland
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Partner New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Houston
Associate New York
Partner Chicago
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Associate Houston
Associate Costa Mesa
Partner New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
International Trade Analyst
International Trade Analyst Washington, D.C.

Experience

  • Represented a Mexican company in a U.S. ADR offering and stock exchange listing.
  • Represented a German manufacturing company in connection with its global offering of high-yield bonds under Regulation S and Rule 144A and subsequent exchange offer for SEC-registered high-yield bonds.
  • Represented a Canadian oil and gas company in a series of transactions resulting in the sale of its assets to multiple purchasers and subsequent SEC deregistration.
  • Guided a client through responses to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) subpoenas regarding embargoed country activities and conducted an internal investigation of the matter, which OFAC decided not to penalize. Additionally, we developed a comprehensive export control and embargo/sanctions compliance program for the client.
  • Represented Ford Motor Company in two U.S. Court of International Trade actions seeking refunds of $6.2 million estimated duties paid on imports and for approval of $4 million in drawback claims.
  • Guided a large aerospace parts manufacturer in the development and implementation of an enhanced export compliance program.
  • Assisted a client with the drafting of its form Master Services Agreement (MSA) with an eye toward new privacy laws in India to ensure that the client understood the practicality and implications of the privacy laws as they apply to existing relationships with the vendors and the negotiation of the MSA. The overall value to the client of the MSA was $700 million over the term of the contracts.
  • Tried and won a $197 million treble damage verdict against Nelson Bunker Hunt and others for manipulating worldwide silver prices and nearly crashing the U.S. economy. Major institutions, including Merrill Lynch, Prudential Bache, and Continental Grain, settled for a total of $60 million prior to trial.
  • Represented a German subsidiary of a major U.S.-based manufacturer in ICC arbitration with Brazilian energy developers to pay for and take delivery of equipment for use in the construction of an electric power generation station in Brazil.
  • Advised Europe’s largest newspaper and magazine publisher on transactions to sell its U.S. magazine business. Approximate transaction value $450 million.
  • Represented Orafol Europe GmbH, a privately held German company, in its $250 million acquisition via a reverse triangular merger for ORAFOL Europe GmbH of Reflexite Corp.
  • Provided U.S. tax advice on a several billion dollar, public acquisition of a multinational group of companies, including issues arising under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Act and the passive foreign investment company regime, as well as certain unique potential consequences of the recently-enacted inversion legislation.
  • Advised a Fortune 25 public company with respect to structuring a cross-border oil and gas joint venture including addressing U.S. trade or business and effectively connected income issue, title passage, and transportation income issues.
  • Advised a Fortune 100 company on the implementation of a global holding company structure in Europe, Asia, South America and Central America.

Recognition

  • Chambers Global
    • International Trade (USA) (2015 to 2017)
    • International Trade: Customs (USA) (2017 to 2019)
    • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (USA) (2017 to 2020)
    • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (USA) (2017 to 2020)
  • Chambers USA
    • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy – Nationwide (2017 to 2020)
    • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions – Nationwide (2017 to 2019)
    • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy – Nationwide (2017 to 2019)
  • Latinvex Top International Law Firms in Latin America (2019, 2020)
  • Law360 Practice Group of the Year – International Trade 2018
  • Law360 MVP – International Trade 2018
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (2017 to 2020)
    • Dispute Resolution: International Litigation (2017 to 2020)
    • Dispute Resolution: International Trade (2015 to 2020)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
    • International Arbitration – Commercial: National (2012 to 2020); Washington, D.C. (2012 to 2020)
    • International Arbitration – Governmental: National (2012 to 2020); Washington, D.C. (2012 to 2020)
    • International Trade and Finance Law: Washington, D.C. (2016 to 2020)
  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, BakerHostetler was named to the 2020 BTI Client Service 30 for the sixth consecutive year.

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