International Transactions

Today’s global marketplace hinges, in large part, on the ability of companies to expand internationally. To do so effectively, growing global companies need legal counsel that has the international business experience and connections to create relationships that comply with diverse jurisdictional laws and regulations, while promoting business interests. With a strategic focus on global markets and trade, we work to ensure that cross-border transactions meet our clients’ objectives anywhere in the world.

Our team has represented companies of all sizes in more than 100 countries on a wide range of international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, technology transfers and licensing, debt and equity financing, contracts and commercial agreements and international trade compliance matters.

Our diverse practice includes representation of U.S. companies investing abroad, as well as non-U.S. companies investing in the U.S. We also have been involved in transactions involving only international companies.

Given the importance of an efficient tax structure to any international transaction, we work closely with our International Tax team to devise the appropriate corporate and tax structure, taking into account all domestic and foreign laws and options. By collaborating with our International Tax team to determine the appropriate location and business formation for the structure, we are able to create the optimal international business venture for our clients.

Learn more about our International Tax practice.

As forward-looking legal advisors, we prepare our clients to anticipate and respond to the increased scrutiny by U.S. authorities over international transactions, particularly under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Export Administration Act, Office of Foreign Asset Control and tax reporting regulations for foreign assets.

Learn more about our Mergers and Acquisitions practice.


"They are very well prepared to handle matters of importance and complexity, and pay equal attention to smaller matters and inquiries as well."

– Chambers USA 2013

  • Chambers USA 
    • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity in Florida (2011 to 2016)
    • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded in New York (2011 to 2016)
    • Corporate/M&A in Ohio (2007 to 2016)
      • Band 1 (2010 to 2016)

  • The Legal 500 United States: M&A/corporate and commercial: M&A middle-market (sub-$500m) (2010 to 2016)

    • Tier 1 (2010, 2015, 2016)
  • BTI Client Service 30: BakerHostetler advanced 19 positions to #9 (2016)

  • The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards

    • Global M&A Deal of the Year: Europe (2016)
      Represented the Franchise Relationship Committee of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) in a highly complex transaction, valued at $18 billion, that combined CCE, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners SA and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG to establish Coca-Cola European Partners Plc., a new Western European bottler that is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, based on net revenue. 

  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2016)

    • National Tier 2
    • Metro Cleveland, Tier 1
    • Metro Columbus, Tier 2
    • Metro Denver, Tier 3
    • Metro Orlando, Tier 2

  • The M&A Advisor

    • “M&A Deal of the Year ($500 million to $1 billion)” 2015 for the creation of two separate public companies with The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Media Group. This deal was also awarded the 2015 “Sector Deal of the Year (Media)”.

    • “Middle Market Deal of the Year (over $100 million to $250 million) 2014” for the acquisition of two television stations from Granite Broadcasting by The E.W. Scripps Company.

    • “Sector Deal of the Year” (from $100 million to $1 billion)” in the “Technology, Media and Telecom Category 2012” for representation of The E.W. Scripps Company’s purchase of McGraw-Hill’s Broadcasting Group.

    • “Middle Market Deal of the Year” (from $100 million to $250 million) from for the sale of Characters Licensing, a subsidiary of Scripps responsible for the licensing of the Peanuts characters, Dilbert, Fancy Nancy, and others to the Iconix Brand Group and family members of the late Charles Schulz.

  • Named in the 2012 edition of India Business Journal's list of leading U.S. law firms doing business in India.

  • Featured as a firm to watch in The Deal magazine.


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