INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

No matter where in the world you are located, we can assist you with a wide variety of cross-border matters. As a full service firm, we can advise you on many issues that arise in international commerce, including corporate finance and technology, tax, regulatory compliance, litigation, intellectual property, government relations, banking and other financial services.

  • Acquired the assets of a U.S. manufacturer of airline passenger seats by a French conglomerate.
  • Represented a number of Israeli early stage technology companies in their venture capital financings and sales to leading U.S. companies such as Broadcom and Cisco.
  • Coordinated lobbying activities for a bio-pharmaceutical company in the area of homeland defense in the U.K., Japan and Australia.
  • Acted as both local issuer's and underwriter's counsel on multiple public offerings in the United Kingdom and Germany.
  • Handled the International Trade Commission investigation relating to blood pressure medication involving issues of patent infringement, validity and unenforceability.
  • Provided in-house immigration compliance training for personnel and human resources professionals, including the development of training programs.
  • Advised a German excipients manufacturer in the purchase at auction of a majority of the assets of a U.S. publicly held company.
  • We have successfully represented a major U.S. petroleum company in a tax dispute with the government of Argentina.
  • Assisting hospitals, medical research organizations and academic institutions with visas, Section 212 (e) J-1 waivers and permanent residence for medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and researchers. Working closely with medical residents to ensure compliance with the terms of residency programs, as well as negotiating contract terms and selecting the best professional offers upon completion of residency programs.
  • Represented Israel's second largest insurance company in the acquisition of its first U.S. subsidiary.
  • Represented a United Kingdom private equity fund in the acquisition of two U.S. subsidiaries of U.K. target companies.
  • Assisted Avecia in handling the U.S. portion of its: $450 million international sale of its leather chemical treatment business to a London-based private equity investment firm; £71,000,000 international sale of its additives business; and $215 million international sale of its protection/hygiene and pool/ spa businesses.
  • Represented Waterford in the sale of its All-Clad business, a U.S.-based premium cookware manufacturer, to SEB SA in an all-cash transaction. The firm's representation of Waterford included counseling Waterford through the auction process it used to sell All-Clad, including the preparation of an offering memorandum.
  • Worked with a leading international innovation company in the field of flooring technology to develop and secure patent protection.
  • Advised a U.S. furniture manufacturing company owned by a German shareholder in the purchase of a Canadian furniture manufacturing company.
  • Devised business immigration strategies for multinational, Fortune 500 and large privately held companies.
  • Advised an Italian private label cosmetics manufacturer in a series of joint ventures with U.S. partners and in the possible purchase of a major U.S. competitor.
  • Licensed technology for a manufacturing device used to concentrate oxygen and nitrogen by a French aerospace company.
  • Represented Boenning & Scattergood in licensing its Water Index to the International Securities Exchange.
  • Served as arbitrator in Brazilian cases involving commercial contracts.
  • Assisted RTI International Metals, Inc. (NYSE) in the completion of its acquisition of 100 percent of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Claro Precision, Inc., a Quebec corporation, for $38 million Canadian, consisting of cash and shares of RTI common stock. Claro Precision, which is in the business of manufacturing, assembling, finishing and distributing precision-machined components for the aerospace industry, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of RTI.
  • Represented a multinational investment group regarding law enforcement enquiries about the provenance of antiquities transported from the EU and Middle East.
  • Recovered nearly 80 percent of a $1.2 million defalcation caused by a senior letter-of-credit/foreign exchange officer of a bank who had transferred funds to a personal offshore business.
  • Advised Vianet Direct, Inc. in changing its membership agreement with FINRA to become a placement agent for China-based U.S. public company offerings.
  • Represented two Chinese companies, AgFeed Industries and Shiner International, Inc., in getting them listed on Nasdaq, and provided ongoing corporate governance services.
  • Assisting start up and foreign companies with the establishment of U.S. operations and recruitment of talent.
  • Represented Israel's second largest food company in two U.S. acquisitions and a joint venture with one of the largest food and beverage companies in the U.S.
  • Counseled U.S. permanent residents throughout the naturalization process and during their temporary assignments abroad.
  • Assisted First Advantage Corporation in completing its $16 million acquisition of Verify Limited, an Asia-based provider of pre-employment screening services. The transaction included companies and operations in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Japan and Mauritius.
  • Represented U.S. pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the acquisition of Israeli pharmaceutical and life science companies.
  • Defended Armstrong World Industries, Inc. in its corporate control battle with the Belzberg family of Canada.
  • Provided services for the government of the Netherlands Antilles in monitoring U.S. federal income tax legislative developments and their effects on the tax structure of that country.
  • Represented a domestic business subpoenaed under an international convention to give evidence in a proceeding conducted by federal magistrates of The Netherlands.
  • Closed an asset purchase transaction for DBT America Inc., a manufacturer of coal mining equipment. DBT acquired certain assets from EIMCO LLC (a subsidiary of Sandvik AG) relating to the Dash Series of continuous coal miners for an aggregate consideration of approximately $5 million. The deal also included a consignment arrangement worth approximately $10 million, pursuant to which EIMCO consigned its component and spare parts inventories and service exchange inventories for the Dash Series product line to DBT.
  • Handled an internal investigation on behalf of a manufacturing company based in Germany regarding its U.S. operations.
  • Advised a German chemical producer in establishing a joint venture for the production of plastics stabilizers and later in the buy out of the U.S. partner.
  • Developed tax systems and provisions for the Duchy of Luxembourg that, consistent with European tax harmonization principles, would help attract additional capital and investment to Luxembourg.
  • Advised two German pharmaceutical companies in CRADAs with the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
  • We assisted a media network in Peru against efforts by that country's government to close down their radio and television stations.
  • Represented France-based SEB Global (parent company of U.S.-based All-Clad Metalcrafters) in its Obtained a trial victory for a foreign manufacturer in which the U.S. Court of International Trade found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service should have classified the client’s inkjet colorant products as inks rather than dyes under the Harmonized Tariff, resulting in substantial savings.
  • Investigated a major foreign supplier to the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank System.
  • We represented the office of the President of the Republic of Guatemala in regard to his government's decertification for economic aid and loans by the government of the United States.
  • Represented E-Portal Exchange, Inc. in operating three Chinese technology subsidiaries and one U.S. subsidiary that will introduce carbon credit market technology and equity alternative trading system technology to the Chinese market.
  • Represented Mascot PTY Ltd. as U.S. counsel in its $33 million public offering in India and concurrent private placement.
  • Participated in securing one of the highest awards ever given to a foreign entity in the Japanese courts in a copyright infringement and unfair competition case.
  • We facilitated a business expansion in the United Kingdom and European Union for a U.S. steel manufacturer.
  • Advised a German pharmaceutical producer in joint product development and marketing agreements for products with four major U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
  • Represented a German DAX-listed chemical producer in the purchase of six U.S. companies ranging in price from $10 million to $100 million, with one target having assets in 12 time zones.
  • Served as counsel to the taxpayer in Exxon Corporation v. Commissioner, 113 T.C. 338 (1999) (creditability of the U.K. Petroleum Revenue Tax under sections 901/903.
  • Advised a German optics company in the purchase of a U.S. optics company and the general operation of its U.S. subsidiaries.
  • Advised a foreign bank in the release of assets frozen by the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control.
  • Served as lead counsel for a multi-national manufacturer of office products in a software copyright infringement action.
  • Participated in income tax treaty negotiations with Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands Antilles.
  • Counseled spouses of international transferees at the onset as well as throughout international assignment in and outside of the U.S., including immigration assistance for their domestic workers.
  • Represented a Saudi government-owned company in a patent ownership dispute and breach of contract case.
  • Advised a South African parastatal in the commercialization of technology in the United States.
  • Won summary judgment dismissal of multiple New Jersey state and federal lawsuits brought against an East Coast super-regional institution. A foreign-based plaintiff had sought $26 million in funds allegedly lost as a result of the bank's purported negligence in handling funds that were part of an international "gray market" investment program.
  • Represented Kennametal in its acquisition of the Widia Group, which included six European entities and Widia India Ltd, an Indian public company. We were responsible for negotiating the global stock purchase agreement and for coordinating the transfer of stock using local counsel in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and India.