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Emerging Markets and Beyond


  • Our clients have engaged us for projects throughout Asia, where we have a particular competitive advantage, as well as for Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and elsewhere
  • India and China are important to our clients, but so are many other countries
  • In recent years, we have collaborated with our longstanding foreign local counsel resources in more than 40 countries (we have developed a methodology for using such on-the-ground resources only as a supplement to our own experience and proprietary foreign law precedents)

 

Country Examples

Asia and the Pacific


India
Projects since the mid-1990s for US and Indian companies, including equity investment, outsourcing and employment matters, as well as legal outsourcing support

Korea
Projects since the late 1980s, where David Laverty lived and practiced

Taiwan
Projects since the early 1990s, including agency/distribution and dispute resolution

Thailand
Projects since the early 1990s, including joint ventures

Malaysia
Projects since the late 1990s, including establishment of operations and employment issues

New Zealand
Where Michael Hogg received his fist degree, lived and practiced

 

China
Projects since the early 1990s, beginning with a pioneering Fortune 100 retailing joint venture

 

Japan
Representation of both US and Japanese companies since the boom in Japanese outbound investment in the late 1980s. Where Jan Kooi lived and practiced

Indonesia
Projects since the early 1990s, including joint ventures


The Philippines

Projects since the late 1990s, including agency and distribution matters

Singapore
Projects since the early 1990s, including joint ventures and establishment of regional headquarters


Australia
Projects since the early 1990s, including for US investors

 

Western Europe


United Kingdom
Michael Hogg studied at the London School of Economics and practiced there. Jan Kooi was based in London during his in-house stint with Omnicom

France
Jan Kooi splits his time between Paris and The Netherlands

The Netherlands
Jan Kooi’s primary base and where he received his education and has practiced

Italy
Projects have included agency and distribution agreements and biotech manufacturing rights subsequent to the approval of a U.S. new drug application

Spain

 

Germany
Projects have included agency and distribution agreements, advertising, privacy protection and other laws impacting cross-border e-commerce and web site information and EU competition law

Switzerland
Projects have included agency and distribution agreements

Belgium
Projects have included agency and distribution agreements

Denmark

Sweden

Norway

Finland

Greece

 

Central and Eastern Europe


The Czech Republic

Slovakia

Poland

Hungary

 

Middle East


Saudi Arabia

Lebanon

 

Latin America


Brazil

Projects have included agency and distribution issues, a seizure of products from a Brazilian distributor’s warehouse and sales proposals, bids, auctions and agreements in connection with governmental entities, including for telecommunications products

Argentina

Projects have ranged from agency and distribution issues to a multi-million dollar sales agreement for digital infrastructure equipment and mobile telephones, to advice and creation of sales proposals with governmental entities

Chile

Projects have included agency and distribution as well as “doing business” issues

Peru

Projects have included analyzing market entry options as well as employee vs. independent contractor and choice of entity issues as well as legal issues in connection with the first digital network in Peru, including a multi-year project to implement and deploy a  telecom system and leadership of cross-functional team of sales, finance, technical personnel and local counsel

Colombia

Projects have included agency and distribution as well as “doing business” issues

Venezuela

Projects have included representation and sales agreements as well as agency and distribution and “doing business” issues

Uruguay

Projects have included agency and distribution as well as “doing business” issues

 

 

Central America


Costa Rica

Projects include the structuring and drafting of an equipment sale to a leasing company for a system then leased to public entities

Dominican Republic

Projects include an amendment for a four-year multi-million dollar telecommunications project, including liquidated damages for delays and incentives for early deployment, five-year future pricing, and operation and maintenance services.

 

 

 

North America


Mexico

Projects have included options for market entry, including tax, entity and employment issues, as well as acting as lead counsel for a Fortune 50 joint venture partner for retail operations, distribution, third-party contracts and employment matters; Acting as counsel for another Fortune 50 company’s pricing agreement for a multi-million dollar telecommunications system expansion with four Mexican operating companies, including terms for purchase of infrastructure equipment and wireless data and Internet applications

Canada

Projects have included market entry and agency/distribution matters; warranty creation and recommendations on other product terms and conditions across several provinces (including Quebec); regulated product imports into Canada, including approvals, labeling and import documentation; Lead counsel for a Fortune 50 company’s sale of operations in Canada

United States

Team members based in the US and providing a full range of legal services, including for non-US companies entering the US market through entity establishment, sales and distribution agreements, acquisitions and other forms of agreement

 

 

Other


Russia

Projects have included agency and distribution as well as “doing business” issues

Ukraine

“Doing business” advice as well as advice on real property investments into the Ukraine, such as to limit the impact of withholding taxes

South Africa

Projects have included agency and distribution as well as “doing business” issues. Counsel to a Forbes 50 company on local legislation requiring inclusion of local staff and investors, such as advice on the use of partially paid-up stock and preference shares

 

 

 

 
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