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Our interdisciplinary team regularly:

  • negotiates and prepares cross-border commercial agreements, including licenses, supply agreements and joint ventures
  • represents companies in international mergers and acquisitions
  • helps clients establish and operate cross-border branches or subsidiaries
  • counsels clients in matters concerning international tax, trade, data privacy  and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • assists with cross-border financing strategies
Results

Closing deals
that open
opportunities.

  • Closed a complex transaction for a specialty pharmaceutical client in which a Chinese pharmaceutical entity invested in our client and agreed to collaborate with our client to develop and manufacture pharmaceutical products in China.
  • As general counsel for an NYSE-listed company with worldwide location, we closed an acquisition of a Canadian public company for $56MM in cash, $118MM in our client’s stock, and the assumption of approximately $235MM of the acquired company’s debt. The acquisition required working with local counsel in Canada to resolve issues under Canadian securities laws.
  • Obtained a favorable IRS private letter ruling for a foreign corporation permitting a retroactive “C” corporation election with the IRS for a domestic subsidiary formed as an LLC.
  • Represented a U.S. pharmaceutical company and its India-based subsidiary in numerous licensing and joint venture transactions with major educational and government organizations in India and represented them in their sale to a British entity. We also represented a principal of the acquired entities in a spinout of these entities, which involved, among other issues, special purpose financing arranged through an Indian private equity fund and coordinating U.S. and Indian tax and securities laws.
  • Represented a leading Canadian provider of diagnostic imaging technology in negotiating and preparing documentation for a series of distribution transactions pursuant to which its technology will be used in conjunction with the products of the world’s top three major radiological equipment manufacturers and radiology information systems (RIS) vendors.
  • Represented a U.S. manufacturer in a joint venture with a Chinese partner for the construction of a manufacturing facility in Shanghai.
  • For an expanding U.S. Internet technology company, we set up a holding company in the Netherlands and counseled the client on its expansion into China and other countries in Europe and Asia.
  • For a British bicycle manufacturer and distributor, we structured its U.S. subsidiary and the related intercompany agreements.
  • Advised a U.S. software firm opening a Brazil sales office and determined methods for reduction of taxes on repatriated profits.
  • Advised a foreign corporation on its entry into the U.S. market for the distribution of EU manufactured machine parts.
  • Represented a Singapore-based public company in its joint venture with a privately held U.S. company to develop and market hardware and software products for postal, courier and logistics markets.
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