As commerce becomes increasingly global, local laws, regulations and accounting rules can create pitfalls for unwary businesses of all types. Our interdisciplinary International Practice Group has spent decades representing companies and individuals in litigating matters and structuring complex cross-border transactions involving countless jurisdictions and venues and has played a central role in the development of seminal legal concepts shaping international practice.
Our offices throughout the U.S. as well as in the key financial centers of London, Paris, Beijing, Hong Kong and São Paulo provide us with the means to serve our clients efficiently and economically through the use of our own lawyers and well-established cooperative relationships with local firms when needed.
We are complemented by the leading lawyers of our world-renowned litigation and corporation departments. Described as a “litigation powerhouse” by Crain’s New York Business and a “premier litigation group populated by fantastic trial attorneys” by Chambers USA, we are among the best at resolving and litigating complex business disputes. In addition, our Corporate Department brings together the world’s foremost practitioners to counsel clients on the full range of sophisticated business transactions and finance and regulatory matters.
Areas of Focus
Global Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Foreign Sovereign Litigation
U.S. Discovery in Aid of Foreign Proceedings
Corporate Transactions and Counseling
Argentinian Recovery Company, holder of more than $150 million in unsecured debt, in New York state court litigation, in bankruptcy court and related proceedings in Argentina and in Trust Indenture Act litigation, proving at trial that U.S. retail investors were being discriminated against and that U.S. creditors were being threatened with intimidation tactics in other countries
Alcatel, the French provider of end-to-end telecommunications solutions, in multiple transactions in the U.S., including: its acquisition of common shares of iMagicTV Inc. pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under Canadian law; a €153 million acquisition of Astral Point Communications, a privately held corporation that creates next-generation optical systems; and the acquisition of Telera, a privately held company
Norex Petroleum the Canadian oil company in an ongoing RICO litigation seeking more than $1.5 billion regarding a worldwide scheme directed and managed from New York to take over part of the Russian oil industry. The district court initially dismissed the case on forum non conveniens, but we convinced the Second Circuit to vacate that dismissal and reinstate the complaint. The district court then again dismissed the case finding RICO did not apply. The claims were thereafter refiled in New York State Court, where litigation continues.
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