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Deep experience, global reach.

Husch Blackwell provides seamless legal service to our clients with global operations. Our international service model combines the leadership and extensive experience of our U.S.-based attorneys with the knowledge of local attorneys at firms "on the ground" where needed.

To ensure clients get the right local help, on time and on budget, we maintain working relationships with attorneys around the world in two ways. First, our affiliation with global law firm Pinsent Masons allows us to serve clients' interests throughout the United Kingdom, the European Union, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet republics, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Second, our membership in TerraLex, a select network of premier foreign law firms in more than 100 countries, ensures our clients have instant access to leading professionals around the world.

Our international guidance to clients includes:

  • Corporate and finance
  • Commercial disputes and litigation
  • Real estate and environmental
  • Tax
  • Employment and compensation
  • Government and regulatory

Representative Experience

  • Negotiated acquisitions of joint ventures with foreign companies.
  • Established U.S. subsidiaries in foreign countries.
  • Established and terminated overseas dealerships.
  • Drafted technology and licensing agreements and protected intellectual property in foreign countries.
  • Negotiated supply agreements between U.S. companies and their foreign distributors.
  • Obtained recognition of U.S. judgments through comity or the initiation of fresh actions in foreign countries in order to effectuate recovery of the same.
  • Assisted financial institutions and companies with the service of process and compliance with Hague Convention provisions in regard to foreign litigation.
  • Assisted financial institutions and companies with responding to and defending the service of orders to produce documents and respond to interrogatories from foreign jurisdictions.
  • Assisted financial institutions and companies with the appointment of receivers and the recognition of receivers in foreign jurisdictions to recover secured or owned assets in conformity with client needs.
  • Acted as a gatekeeper for financial institutions and companies to coordinate and oversee litigation in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Assisted financial institutions and companies in the initiation of foreign litigation and the selection and supervision of overseas counsel in the foreign litigation in conformity with client needs.
  • Assisted financial institutions or companies in complying with U.S. legislation such as Trading with the Enemy Act and the Patriot Act.
  • Assisted clients in international finance and derivatives.
  • Guided clients in global offerings of securities.
  • Arbitrated international disputes under all major dispute systems (including the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce).
  • Negotiated and documented secured commercial loans in the United States by foreign financial institutions.
  • Represented foreign-based clients in connection with real estate transactions.
  • Guided clients in business acquisitions and mergers.
  • Provided clients assistance in foreign patent, trademark and copyright registration and enforcement.
  • Supervised and coordinated a network of local foreign counsel for the registration and maintenance of our clients’ patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property.
  • Handled immigration matters, including assisting in the entry of non-citizens into the United States and maintaining their non-immigrant status during temporary visits.
  • Advised clients on the corporate and tax structure for business operations in foreign countries in order to minimize worldwide taxes.
  • Assisted our clients in international trade (including Customs, Export and Import Regulations and NAFTA).
  • Advised clients in contract manufacturing arrangements.
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