Our Asia client service team brings together its extensive trans-Pacific experience and local law knowledge with a reliable network of top-notch local counsel to deliver seamless services to answer our clients’ legal needs throughout Asia. Our attorneys not only have solid training in and understanding of U.S. practices and businesses but also substantial experience in Asia. We combine our extensive knowledge of our clients’ businesses, demands and transactional philosophies with essential knowledge of local law, custom and business climate to deliver the most value. We are experienced in managing and coordinating with local counsel and develop the most effective and efficient local counsel strategy for our clients based on the project and jurisdiction.
Our service approach offers superior value to clients because we know our clients’ businesses, we are resourceful, and we are flexible. Over the years in major Asia jurisdictions such as China, we have built substantive local law knowledge and language capability. Our team includes native Asian attorneys, and we travel to these jurisdictions frequently to maintain up-to-date knowledge of these areas and “preferred” working relationship with local firms. In other jurisdictions we work closely with the local counsel teams that we can call upon on short notice and count on for quality, responsive and efficient local service. Our attorneys may directly handle all or a portion of the work or may delegate to local firms and supervise such work, all in a manner that is the most efficient and delivers the most value to our clients. We will staff and manage the project as our client desires, and the Husch Blackwell team is flexible in the role our client calls upon us to play depending on the client’s internal resource, the jurisdiction and the project.
We deliver “one firm” service — the same that you expect for U.S. projects. The Husch Blackwell team member will serve as a strategic advisor and single point of contact and coordination, as well as an effective intermediary to translate the nuances of international laws into advice that is easily understood and practical for U.S. businesses. Regardless of the jurisdiction you are in and the Husch Blackwell team member managing your project, you can always expect to communicate with your counsel in the language you are used to, at the hours that are convenient for you, and in terminology and concepts that are understandable to you.
There is significant value in turning to your trusted U.S. counsel for your Asia needs even when local counsel ultimately needs to be engaged. The engagement of multiple law firms in various jurisdictions can lead to inconsistent results. As a practical matter, a law firm engaged on a one-time basis in a foreign country does not have the knowledge of a U.S. client’s business and demands. Cross-border project management itself is an expertise that requires diverse talent and skills. Depending on the project and jurisdiction, we deliver significant value for our clients in the following ways:
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