Members of the Firm’s International Trade Group represent private equity funds and corporate clients investing and operating in Europe, Asia and Latin America. We also represent non-U.S. clients with transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution matters in the United States. Our corporate clients come from a broad range of industries, from semiconductor technology, pharmaceuticals, software development, advertising services and automotive to construction and building products. We also advise multinational financial institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia on international banking and financial regulations affecting their operations. Many of our lawyers are fluent in foreign languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German, and the group draws upon other Bryan Cave lawyers fluent in a variety of other languages in our network to assist our clients globally.
We have been particularly active in representing parties in outsourcing transactions. We represent corporations that outsource their manufacturing and information technology development needs to contract manufacturers and service providers overseas – frequently in China, India, and the Philippines. We also represent some of the largest global contract manufacturers and service providers in their business transactions and negotiations with U.S. original equipment manufacturers.
In this area, the International Trade Group’s lawyers can assist with:
- Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, International Mergers & Acquisitions
- Outsourcing Agreements
- International Supply, Distribution and Services Contracts
- Cross-border licensing agreements involving intellectual property rights
- International Due Diligence Investigations and Reviews
- Advice Relating to International Operations and Facilities