- Organization of a boutique investment bank's Korean operation (in a Korean corporate form) and U.S. operation (through a New York limited liability company). The investment bank includes investors from Korea and the U.S. as well as a minority interest owned by a Japanese bank.
- Representation of the new CEO of an Israeli hi-tech company with respect to his employment agreement.
- Negotiation of a strategic alliance between a U.S. biotech company and a major European life sciences company.
- Organization of a British Virgin Islands holding company and negotiation of joint venture arrangements between American and Taiwanese companies for a manufacturing entity in China.
David Laverty presented a paper, The Future of Lawyers in Asia and the Pacific Rim, at the 1999 Inter-Pacific Bar Association annual conference in Bangkok. He is a vice chairman of the IPBA's International Trade Committee.
David also contributed the Korea Country File report in the June, July/August and September editions of the Asian Legal Briefing, a Hong Kong publication whose contributors include many of the leading law practices in Asia.
Michael Hogg's article, Partnering for Success: Using Strategic Alliances to Leverage Resources, was published in the October/December issue of r&D Enterprise Asia Pacific, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal published in Australia and distributed throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Michael was an organizer and the moderator of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's seminar on Vehicles for Success in International Trade at the Small Business Expo held at Chicago's Navy Pier on June 15th. Michael is a member of the Chamber's International Advisory Committee.
Michael was appointed as Legal Advisor to the Canadian Government for a recently completed project.
INTERNATIONALCOUNSEL brings together the talents of former in-house international legal counsel with major companies who have lived and worked in Asia and Europe as well as in the U.S.
The core of the firm's practice is:
- Structuring, negotiating and documenting business transactions (such as joint ventures, acquisitions, licensing and distribution arrangements), typically in connection with entry into new international markets.
- Identifying and creatively applying laws and regulations which govern trade and investment, whether in connection with barriers to new market entry or regulations governing cross-border activities.
- Managing and resolving the broad range of issues which impact ongoing on-the-ground operations, from the need for day-to-day commercial agreements to the implementation of preventative strategies to avoid disputes and penalties that can cripple a business.
Our in-house backgrounds have led us to focus on cost-effectiveness, hands-on staffing by senior professionals and an overall effort to act more as members of a team than as legal technicians for isolated transactions.
As do in-house international counsel, we have the ability to draw upon the expertise of other specialists to deliver the right core competencies for the client assignment. Our broad working relationships with many of the finest local attorneys around the world enable us to provide legal services based on the needs of the client rather than serving the vested interests of our own offices or "world law group" memberships.
previous |page 1 | back to top
© Copyright 1997-2006, InternationalCounsel. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.