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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.

  • 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.

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