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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

  • Assisted with transfer of more than 25 properties associated with M&A transaction for Fortune 500 company, coordinating local counsel in foreign jurisdictions. The divestiture helped the client focus on maximizing the strength of its global cross-border payments platform and financial network.
  • Represented leading provider of recreational gear in a patent infringement lawsuit alleging infringement of two European patents and two European design patents in Germany. Filed invalidation proceedings with the European Patent Office, leading to all litigation and challenges being withdrawn.
  • Counseled a global financial reporting service on U.S. sanctions compliance in connection with a reporter’s pending trip to Iran to cover an extremely urgent assignment, which entailed advising on authorized types of travel under pre-existing general licenses for journalistic activities and also confirming what electronic devices the reporter could and could not take with them into Iran under applicable U.S. export controls.
  • Represented administrative agent in a €200 million revolving credit facility.
  • Represented administrative agent in a cross-border $200 million unsecured revolving credit facility.
  • Represented private company in a $125 million cross-border, syndicated ABL credit facility and term loan.
  • 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.
News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | August 14, 2019
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 8/14/19
News Releases | August 01, 2019
Bernardo Zito Porto Joins Husch Blackwell's Kansas City Office

Zito Porto focuses his worldwide practice on all stages of complex commercial litigation and proactive risk assessment on insurance coverage matters.

The commercial viability of our biofuel refining technology is made possible through international collaboration among world-class organizations. Husch Blackwell helped facilitate these relationships and the financing necessary to move our projects forward.

Robert Tripp, CEO, Benefuel Inc.