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INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

The world is flat. At least as far as international business is concerned. Regardless of geography, time zone and language constraints, lawyers need to be truly global—working with clients wherever they’re doing business.

Our approach

Our International attorneys serve in the major international markets, including Europe, Latin America and Asia, providing domestic and overseas clients with counsel informed on a wide range of cross-border transactions and trade matters.

We deliver the solution, no matter where, when or in which currency.

We work from our global offices and with a network of local counsel in countries across the globe to assure prompt, effective service. We also have international initiatives focused on areas where we don’t have offices, such as South Asia, Israel, Africa and Europe.

Lawyers from nearly all of our practice areas have an international component to their work, handling matters for clients across the world, including:

  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • International private clients and wealth management
  • Intellectual property protection (patents, trademarks, copyrights)
  • International loan and syndicated loan agreements
  • Immigration and global employment issues
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements of all types
  • Securities transactions in numerous global exchanges
  • International project finance and structured finance arrangements
  • International tax and tax planning
  • Creation of foreign branches and subsidiaries
  • International private equity transactions
  • Export issues and U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters


TerralexSince 1999, Nixon Peabody has been a member of TerraLex®, a selective international network of more than 15,000 lawyers from 155 leading independent law firms located in 100 countries. This membership gives us access to lawyers who have familiarity with local business customs and practices, as well as the right regional connections and depth of jurisdictional knowledge. This membership affords us the opportunity to consult and work with a vast network of legal counsel throughout the world who have been pre-screened by a respected organization.

Media Clips

  • Cloud Computing Poses Unique Export Controls Challenges
    Law360 | August 6, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses how U.S. cloud users can stay compliant under the U.S. export control laws.
  • 5 Takeaways From Latest US Sanctions Against Russian Cos.
    Law360 | July 22, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discuss the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia and what these mean moving forward.
  • Broad New Russia Sanctions Create Compliance Uncertainty
    Wall Street Journal | July 17, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary on the latest round of sanctions against Russia by the president’s administration.
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  • Reform Offers Chances and Challenges
    China Daily | June 11, 2014
    Boston Business Transactions and China practice partner Linda Ji discusses recent economic reforms in China that are attracting more foreign direct investment.
  • US Anti-Boycott Laws: Top 5 Things Exporters Should Know
    Law360 | April 29, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing the key points that every U.S. exporter should know about the U.S. anti-boycott laws.
  • The Morning Risk Report: Companies Unprepared for Russia Sanctions
    Wall Street Journal | April 29, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses new sanctions against Russia and few tools that companies can use to ensure compliance.
  • Chinese Developer to Spend $200M on 4.6-Acre Site in Downtown LA
    Commercial Property Executive | January 2, 2014
    This coverage notes that Chinese investor Oceanwide Real Estate Group has closed escrow on land in downtown Los Angeles. Nixon Peabody served as Oceanwide’s acquisition counsel and will serve as development counsel moving forward.
  • Tapping Into Malaysia's Aggressive Franchising Goals
    Law360 | November 26, 2013
    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, Public Company Transactions associate Pierce Han authored this column discussing increased franchise potential in Malaysia.
  • Carlyle, KKR, TPG Raising Billions for China, But Deals May Be Scarce
    Buyouts | April 29, 2013

    Partner and leader of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng discusses private equity deal trends in China.

  • Seeking Advice on Doing Business Abroad Picks Up Pace
    Rochester Business Journal | December 14, 2012

    Rochester partner Jim Bourdeau is featured in this article discussing the legal aspects companies need to be aware of when doing business abroad.

  • Franchise World
    Minority Business Entrepreneur | November 30, 2012

    Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre co-authored this article discussing increasing franchise investments in Africa.

  • Réforme des impôts: l'exil fiscal, une réalité difficile à quantifier
    L'Express (France) | October 14, 2012

    Paris Global Tax partner Jean-Sébastien Dumont provides commentary in this feature article addressing tax reform.

  • Class Actions to be introduced in France
    Points de Vente | September 18, 2012

    Paris partner Gilles de Poix provides commentary in this article discussing the potential introduction of class actions into French consumer law in 2013 which will more closely resemble European law than U.S. law.

  • Organizing employee transfers abroad under optimum conditions
    Business & Technologies | September 13, 2012

    Paris Labor & Employment partner Pascal Guinot discusses the legal aspects of transferring employees to foreign establishments.

  • Franchises Target Africa with Fashion, Food and Fitness
    Reuters | September 7, 2012

    This article focuses on how more international franchises are opening in Africa. Washington, DC, franchise partner Kendal Tyre is noted in the article for recently authoring a book about franchising in Africa and is quoted discussing how franchising in Africa gives brands a chance to enter a new market at a lower cost. This article was republished by national and international publications such as Egypt’s Ahram, Lebanon’s The Daily Star, Kuwait’s Arabtimesonline, and Zimbabwe’s Newsday.

  • Nixon Peabody Adds Boston Partner to China Practice
    The Asian Lawyer | September 6, 2012

    This article highlights the arrival of Boston partner Linda Ji, a member of the firm's China and global business & transactions practices.

  • IP Protection May Promote Additional Franchise Growth In Africa
    Franchising Business & Law Alert | September 1, 2012

    This article, authored by Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre, discusses the necessary developments in the protection of an investor’s intellectual property that are vital for continued foreign investment in Africa.

  • Do You Know What Your Sub is Doing? New Legislation Expands Iran Sanctions to Subsidiaries
    Bloomberg BNA's Daily Report for Executives | August 24, 2012

    Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Lindsey Nelson authored this article discussing legislation providing sanctions to prohibit foreign subsidiaries with U.S. parent companies from transacting with Iran or Iranian persons.

  • Nixon Peabody Attorneys Talk about Doing Business in Europe
    Daily Record | May 4, 2012

    This feature story highlights the firm’s “Doing Business in Europe” event held in the Rochester office. The article highlights discussions led by Paris Labor & Employment partner Pascal Guinot and Paris Global Business & Transactions partners Noro-Lanto Ravisy and William Kahn, as well as Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jim Bourdeau. Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum was also quoted in the piece discussing the growing demands of the global economy and the firm’s international strengths.

  • Environmental, Social, and Governance Diligence on Investments in China
    Practical China: Tax & Finance Strategies | April 1, 2012

    This article examines the definition, and often redefinition, of fiduciary duties, as well as the approach that prudent fund managers will increasingly be required to take in assessing their investments in China. The column is authored by partner and leader of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng, New York City Securities associate Richa Naujoks, and Hong Kong Business department associate Elena Poleganova.

  • Nixon Peabody Forms Alliance with Chinese Firm
    Am Law Daily | March 13, 2012

    Chair of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng is quoted in this feature article highlighting Nixon Peabody’s strategic alliance with China’s Hylands Law Firm.

  • The Investor Guide: Are Chinese Companies Still Worth Investing In?
    Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report | January 16, 2012
    This contributed article, coauthored by chair and managing partner of the firm’s China & Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng and Hong Kong associate Elena Poleganova, addresses the question of whether Chinese public companies are still a good bet and how investors can protect themselves.

Ideas

Diversity Green Card Lottery (DV-2016)
Immigration Alert | September 24, 2014

To Russia, without love: United States government announces further sanctions against Russia
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | September 15, 2014

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Demand for EB-5 investor visas by Chinese applicants exhausts annual supply
Immigration Law Alert | August 29, 2014

Plan ahead: Visa issuance delays continue to plague U.S. consulates around the world
Immigration Alert | August 1, 2014

Cloud users and providers: Have you thought of the U.S. export control laws?
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | July 29, 2014

Five takeaways from the new U.S. sanctions against large Russian energy firms and banks
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | July 18, 2014

Annual BEA filings are due on May 31
Private Equity and M&A Alert | May 2, 2014

Top five things exporters should know about the U.S. antiboycott laws
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | April 29, 2014

New U.S. sanctions against Russian companies and individuals
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | April 28, 2014

U.S. stops issuing licenses for exports to Russia — what are the implications for U.S. exporters?
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | April 9, 2014

Chinese investment into the United States continues to expand: advisors needed to support increased investment
Asia Pacific Alert | April 8, 2014

Still considering a voluntary disclosure to the IRS? This may be a good time to do it.
Tax Alert | April 1, 2014

U.S. ramps up sanctions in response to Crimea crisis
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | March 28, 2014

U.S. sanctions Russian and Ukrainian officials after Crimea vote
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | March 17, 2014

The FAA still prevails—SCOTUS upholds arbitrators' decision to hear dispute under the UK-Argentina BIT in BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina
Global Disputes Alert | March 6, 2014

New Ukraine-related sanctions: what you need to know
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | March 6, 2014

What will happen when your foreign IP licensor becomes insolvent?
Bankruptcy Alert | March 3, 2014

Webinar Recording: Chapter 15: Current Trends in Cross-Border Insolvency—from Intellectual Property Licenses to U.S. Recognition Procedures and Powers
Originally recorded February 12, 2014 | February 13, 2014

Hold your horses on Iran
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | January 23, 2014

Public sector improvements are coming and other key takeaways from the Africa PPP Conference & Showcase
Africa Alert | January 16, 2014

H-1B visas: a new filing season is coming, but expect visas to be in short supply
Immigration Alert | January 7, 2014

Investors: prepare now to take advantage of African public-private partnerships in 2014
Africa Alert | December 17, 2013

Entrepreneurs and franchisors tackle issues of the developing world while turning a profit
Africa Alert | November 22, 2013

Proposed tax law changes could impact foreign owners of UK real estate (and possibly UK expats)
Private Clients Alert | November 22, 2013

Pan-African infrastructure development means future investment opportunities and new public-private partnerships
Africa Alert | November 12, 2013

Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone will attract investment
November 7, 2013

Court delivers (another) win for CFIUS
M&A and Corporate Transactions Law Alert | October 30, 2013

Malaysian government actively promotes growth in franchise sector
Franchise Law Alert | October 30, 2013

Where's my Form I-94?
Immigration Law Alert | October 17, 2013

New intellectual property regulation requires scramble to protect marks in Ethiopia
Africa Alert | October 16, 2013

Diversity green card lottery (DV-2015)
Immigration Law Alert | September 17, 2013

I-9s continue to trip up employers
Immigration Law Alert | August 13, 2013

China to implement nationwide expansion to VAT pilot program
Asia Pacific Alert | August 1, 2013

Pan African Franchise Federation holds inaugural meeting
Africa Alert | June 25, 2013

CFIUS and Congress: a recipe for potentially costly and time-consuming delays to a transaction
M&A Advisor | June 4, 2013

Are you using the current version of Form I-9?
Immigration Law Alert | May 16, 2013

The new I-9 form is here: use of prior versions should be discontinued after 5/7/2013
Immigration Law Alert | March 12, 2013

H-1B visas: A new filing season is coming
Immigration Law Alert | March 1, 2013

New COMESA regulations present new steps for mergers and acquisitions in eastern and southern Africa
Africa Alert | February 27, 2013

Doing business in Africa—new regional institutions bring international arbitration to Sub-Saharan Africa
International Arbitration Alert | February 4, 2013

Complying with U.S. export controls without violating anti-discrimination laws
Export Controls Alert | January 9, 2013

Webinar Recording: Franchising in Africa
Originally recorded October 12, 2012 | October 18, 2012

White House encouraging private investment and transparency in sub-Saharan Africa
Africa Alert | August 24, 2012

First U.S. franchise opens in Libya
Africa Alert | August 7, 2012

Current trends in mergers and acquisitions in Africa
Africa Alert | August 2, 2012

New developments on equity incentive plans in China
Asia Pacific Alert | July 18, 2012

Webinar Recording: International Arbitration—What's in it for your franchise?
Originally recorded May 17, 2012 | May 18, 2012

Tax burden analysis on BT-VAT pilot reform in Shanghai
Asia-Pacific Alert | May 10, 2012

ICSID arbitral tribunal rules that Bilateral Investment Treaty's umbrella clause covers contractual claim notwithstanding forum selection clause in parties' contract
International Arbitration Alert | April 16, 2012

Arbitral tribunal finds delay in India courts constitutes a breach of investment treaty
International Arbitration Alert | March 5, 2012

The Investor Guide: Are Chinese Companies Still Worth Investing In?
January 16, 2012

ICC issues its revised Rules of Arbitration
International Arbitration Alert | October 4, 2011

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Events

Nixon Peabody Women's Affinity Group supports Kiva
October 15, 2014 | New York, NY

Ring on Fire: Business and Legal Challenges of the Dynamic Pacific Rim
June 9, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Asia Connections: Bay Area Business Opportunities in China & India
May 6, 2014

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International Services