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We suspect that you prefer to hear about these kinds of flesh-and-blood projects and relationships, though take a look also at the full range of projects that are a good fit for us including a select group that take special advantage of our experience (our "Sweet Spots") in our streamlined practice setting. Note also our geographic coverage, with a particular competitive advantage for emerging markets in Asia and elsewhere yet including most major commercial centers.

What projects are a good fit for us >>  

Our geographic coverage – emerging markets and beyond >>

 

Multi-Country Contracts and Commercial Matters


Advised Samsung Electronics on product legal risk issues, including multi-country limitation of liability and warranty strategies

Represented Corbis Corporation in creating licensing and distribution agreements for worldwide use, including through web-based terms, taking into account risk-limiting strategies for licensing and agency/distribution laws in Europe, Asia, Latin America and beyond

Represented a division of Motorola Corporation in worldwide corporate and commercial matters including joint venture issues in Latin America, corporate structuring in the Middle East and joint venture sale/leaseback advice in Asia

 

Distribution and Supply


Represented Corbis Corporation (the Bill Gates-owned provider of digital and analog images) in strategic and day-to-day input for consolidation and wind-down of representative and other relationships in more than 30 countries, including by applying local protective legislation and judicial practices, providing input on written and oral communications, resolving threatened litigation and arbitration and managing disputes in multiple countries

Advised a division of Motorola Corporation on preliminary issues in an equipment and services supply arrangement in India

Advised Sunbeam Corporation on cross-border product distribution issues in Asia, including agency and distribution laws, electronics regulations and import approvals

Represented a US steel products company in the structuring and documenting of a distribution arrangement in China

Advised European and Asian companies on U.S. supply agreement arrangements (including for a German supplier to DaimlerChrysler) and distribution arrangements

 

Joint Ventures and Acquisitions


Represented The Sports Authority, Inc. in a Japan joint venture structure, documentation and negotiations with a leading Japanese retailer

Represented Borders Books and Music, Inc. in a Japan joint venture structure, documentation and negotiations with a Japanese book retailer

Advised a U.S. publicly-traded transportation infrastructure and defense company in the structuring of an acquisition of its outsourced software operations in India

Represented an Indian publicly-traded publishing and printing company in its acquisition of convertible preferred shares in a US target company

Represented a U.S. software company in the sale of its Indian subsidiary to a another US software company

Represented a Korea-based investment bank in the structuring, documentation and negotiation of the sale of a minority interest to a leading Japanese commercial bank and in numerous deal advisory matters in the U.S. and Asia

Represented a division of Motorola Corporation in the financing of joint venture operations in a Baltic country through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as well as a leading regional commercial bank

 

Cross-Border Market Entry – Structuring and Entity Alternatives


Advised a fast-growing U.S. auto components company in establishing a presence in Korea, including advice on market-entry alternatives through a subsidiary, branch or representative office; liability, tax and relative costs/benefits; and the establishment of the chosen vehicle

Advised a U.S. audio/visual equipment provider in establishing a Southeast Asia headquarters, including structuring options and tax consequences through Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

Represented a U.S. software company in the structuring and implementation of its Indian subsidiaries

Advised a Chinese steel producer and commodity trading company on alternatives for entering the commodity trading business in the US, including regulatory issues, the establishment of a US presence and the transfer of key personnel from China to the US

Advised European and Asian companies on U.S. entity establishment options

 

Outsourcing of Software and Services


Represented Merge Healthcare Inc. in the contractual aspects of its Indian software outsourcing operations and the operation of its India-based teleradiology business

Advised a U.S. publicly-traded transportation infrastructure and defense company on aspects of transitioning its outsourced software operations in India

 

eCommerce and Web Site Compliance


Advised a U.S. online expert/consumer network service on the online and e-commerce legal and regulatory issues that require adjustment of terms and conditions and regulatory compliance in Asia, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere

Represented Corbis Corporation in creating enforceable contract terms which integrate paper and online components

Advised a U.S. and Hong Kong-based publicly-traded Internet and
e-commerce infrastructure company
on online and e-commerce legal and compliance issues faced by it and its customers

 

International Trade and Customs


Advised U.S. software developers and manufacturers on U.S. laws governing cross-border trade in goods and services, including export licensing and control issues (such as “deemed export” issues when employing non-U.S. persons) and import regulations (including U.S. Customs investigation issues)

 

 

 
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