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James M. Ash

Team Lead
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International

Deep experience, global reach.

Companies today conduct international business at an
ever-increasing level. From seeking new customers to investing abroad, chasing enforcement of debt or opening new offices, their projects are as diverse as their businesses.

Our clients value doing business internationally with trusted legal advisors by their side, attorneys who understand their business and their way of doing things. They want the same level of service to which they are accustomed; they don't want to pay a premium for it; and they want a legal team that works well together.

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 be sure clients get the right local help, on time and at 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 our clients' interests throughout the United Kingdom, the European Union, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet republics, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Second, we are active members and leaders in TerraLex, a select network of premier foreign law firms in more than 100 countries, ensuring our clients instant access to leading professionals around the world.

Additionally our native Asian attorneys regularly assist domestic clients with matters in Asia, and Asian clients with matters in the United States.

When a deal needs to get done by a deadline, international elements can seem like a real threat. Our focus is on driving the deal forward and providing the commercial advice you need to act decisively. We skillfully coordinate local counsel for complex transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. And careful management of fees means you don''t have to worry about legal costs eroding the value of the deal.

We advise on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including:

  • Public offerings
  • Private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial loans
  • Corporate structuring and reorganizations
  • Franchising and distribution

Government agencies and regulations are frequently the source of frustration but can also provide opportunities for creative solutions. We regularly work with governments, including elected officials, regulatory agencies and enforcement divisions. Our services include:

  • Government contracting
  • Lobbying
  • Enforcement and criminal defense
  • Regulatory compliance and training

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Get in touch with our International team.

James M. Ash

Team Lead
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How we can help.

Corporate and finance

When a deal needs to get done by a deadline, international elements can seem like a real threat. Our focus is on driving the deal forward and providing the commercial advice you need to act decisively. We skillfully coordinate local counsel for complex transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. And careful management of fees means you don't have to worry about legal costs eroding the value of the deal. 

We advise on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including:

  • Public offerings
  • Private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial loans
  • Corporate structuring and reorganizations
  • Franchising and distribution
Commercial disputes and litigation

Our team is experienced in coordinating local counsel around the world in all forms of dispute resolution. We take a pragmatic approach to achieving the best possible outcome, and our sensible advice includes a local view on chances of success.

Of course, success in international disputes counts for little unless the award can be enforced. Our attorneys are skilled in enforcing court judgments and binding arbitration through the tracing and freezing of assets in the United States and abroad.

We advise on all contentious matters, including:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Arbitration and ADR
  • Business crime and commercial fraud
  • Product liability and regulation
  • Insurance coverage
  • Insolvency representations
Real Estate and Environmental

Although the underlying concept of a real estate transaction – and real estate management – varies little from country to country, regulations, tax and conventions vary enormously. Whether you are seeking to invest, acquire a new business site or simply maintain your real estate assets, we can deliver a hassle-free and efficient strategy for your property needs. We advise on:

  • Real estate investment
  • Portfolio management
  • Real estate development
  • Property and environmental
  • Public/private partnerships litigation
Tax

The right tax advice is essential to ensuring success. Our international advisory team will deliver a strategy for realizing your plans as efficiently as possible. Although we're here to help you plan, we're also here to help if disputes arise with tax authorities. Our team advises on:

  • Corporate tax and structuring
  • International tax planning and domicile
  • Tax disputes and litigation
  • Cross-border wealth transfer
  • State and local tax
  • Tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations
Employment and compensation

Employee and labor relations are a critical aspect of almost every business. Compliance, workplace safety, benefits, executive compensation and incentives are all key pieces to the puzzle. We regularly assist with:

  • Discrimination defense
  • Union relations
  • Employee ownership programs
  • Retirement plans
  • Executive compensation
  • Equity-based programs
Government and regulatory

Government agencies and regulations are frequently the source of frustration but can also provide opportunities for creative solutions. We regularly work with governments, including elected officials, regulatory agencies and enforcement divisions. Our services include:

  • Government contracting
  • Lobbying
  • Enforcement and criminal defense
  • Regulatory compliance and training