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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


terralex_logoSince 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.

Looking ahead to 2017: Bay Area foreign investment and ‘The Trump Effect'

Bisnow | November 23, 2016

San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jinjian Huang and director of global strategies David Kaufman are mentioned in this article about a roundtable held at the firm’s San Francisco office which covered potential effects the Trump presidency may have on Asian investments in the Bay Area.

Persistent Energy Ghana raises $1.5 million to support distribution of solar home systems in Ghana

Tech Moran | November 01, 2016

This story is about Persistent Energy Ghana’s $1.5M debt round financing that will be used as capital to buy solar home systems for low-income households in Ghana. New York City public company transactions partners Dan McAvoy and Richa Naujoks, and Boston global finance partner Frank Hamblett are working on this matter.

A Slow and Steady Approach for Nixon Peabody

Asian Legal Business | October 04, 2016

China & Asia-Pacific chair David Cheng and Global Strategies Committee chair and IP Counseling & Transactions practice group leader Jeff Costellia are quoted in this article focused on Nixon Peabody’s strategic expansion in Asia.

Vendere impianti, attrezzature e macchinari in USA... come minimizzare, l’esposizione alle passività fiscali, le vendite

Fiscalità e Commercio Internazionale | October 01, 2016

Article by Charles Bernardini and Frank Emmons on sales tax and use tax issues facing foreign companies selling and installing manufacturing equipment in the United States.

Seed Co. Settlement Sends Warning Signal To Exporters

Law360 | September 20, 2016

Washington, DC, M&A and corporate transactions partner Alexandra López-Casero and associate Anjali Vohra co-authored this piece that discusses the significance of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s $4.3 million penalty against PanAmerican Seed Company as it demonstrates that the treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control will continue to vigorously enforce Iran sanctions violations and serves as a lesson to exporters as to the prevailing pattern of violations resulting from the use of intermediaries.

Export Agroalimentare Negli USA

Gazzetta di Parma | September 06, 2016

Partner Charles Bernardini is included in this article on a discussion of exporting food and beverage products to the United States.

Nixon Peabody Sets Up Rep Office in SG with Local Alliance

Asian Legal Business | August 11, 2016

This article notes the firm's opening of a representative office in Singapore.

Nixon Peabody Establishes a Presence in Singapore

American Lawyer/The Asian Lawyer | August 10, 2016

This coverage highlights the news that Nixon Peabody opened a representative office in Singapore.

Take time to negotiate all aspects of foreign investments

Rochester Business Journal | June 10, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Boston partner Linda Ji authored this column about important aspects of foreign investing.

Q&A with Nixon Peabody's Kate Martinez

Law360 | April 18, 2016

Rochester associate Kate Martinez is featured in this Q&A about international arbitration.

Q&A with Nixon Peabody's Craig Tractenberg

Law360 | April 06, 2016

New York City partner Craig Tractenberg is featured in a special Q&A discussing his experiences with international arbitration.

Nixon Peabody Adds Ex-Winston & Strawn Deals Pro

Law360 | March 30, 2016

The following coverage notes San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jin Huang’s arrival to the firm.

Contenzioso commerciale negli Stati Uniti d'America – Italia. Rifiuto di testimoniare

Il Bollettino dell'Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana | March 01, 2016

Partners Charles Bernardini and Kevin Shea co-authored this article discussing the refusal to testify by an Italian witness in U.S.-Italian cross-border commercial litigation. Click here to read the full article.

Law360 International Trade Editorial Advisory Board

Law360 | February 29, 2016

Washington, DC, partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is highlighted in this article as part of Law 360’s 2016 International Trade editorial advisory board.

A night in Chicago with Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina

Crain's Chicago Business | January 26, 2016

Chicago partner Charles Bernardini is quoted in this article highlighting the recent Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest event honoring Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreen Boots Alliance.

North Korea is Newest Frontier for a Daredevil Investor

New York Times | January 14, 2016

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions group partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article regarding investments in North Korea that may violate American sanctions.

Rekordår för köp göder Wall Street (Record Year for Acquisitions is Feeding Wall Street)

Dagens Industry (Sweden) | December 28, 2015

New York City corporate attorney Hanna Jackson provides third-party commentary in this feature story on the 2015 calendar year on Wall Street.

Cordata Usa per l? «Altra Milano» La città sogna il ritorno del derby

La Gazzetta dello Sport | November 15, 2015

In this Italian sports business newspaper, this article notes that an Italian sports franchise is for sale. Chicago partner Chuck Bernardini has been has contacted to seek a buyer.

HK intends to create an online platform for house co-purchases

Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015

Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues with online money raising platforms in Hong Kong.

HKMA said whether to give license would depend on situation

Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015

Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues surrounding P2P lending.

Nixon Peabody, CWL Partners Join Forces in Hong Kong

Law360 | October 08, 2015

This feature story features the Nixon Peabody CWL combination. Quotes are included from managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher, partner and chair of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng, and Nixon Peabody CWL managing partner Kenneth Wong.

Nixon Peabody, CWL Partners consolidate HK operations

Asian Legal Business | October 05, 2015

This article highlights the Nixon Peabody CWL combination in Hong Kong.

Report: 2015 Could Set Record for Number of Law Firm Mergers

American Lawyer | October 05, 2015

The Nixon Peabody CWL combination in Hong Kong and our February merger in Chicago are highlighted in this feature story on the state of the legal industry.

3 Major Challenges of Franchising In Africa

Law360 | September 16, 2015

Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, associate Pierce Han authored this column discussing some of the major legal and business considerations to keep in mind when franchising in Africa.

Indian American lawyer shortlisted for prestigious award

The Times of India | August 14, 2015

The feature story notes that Richa Naujoks has been shortlisted for Thomson Reuters Foundation's TrustLaw Lawyer of the Year award.

Il sindaco torri: mercoledi' diamo la cittadinanza a Charles Bernardini

Il Resto del Carlino (Bologna, Italy) | July 16, 2015

This coverage notes that Chicago partner Chuck Bernardini will be given honorary citizenship at a ceremony on July 22 in Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy. Lizzano is part of the Province of Bologna. The ceremony is part of a 3-day business conference.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | June 15, 2015

Washington M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre has been appointed to the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), a U.S. federal advisory committee. The TACA provides the president of the United States with policy advice on issues involving trade and development in sub-Saharan Africa.

How changes in Cuba embargo affect travel, banking, exports, more

Rochester Business Journal | February 13, 2015

M&A and Corporate Transactions partners Jeff LaBarge and Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Commercial Litigation counsel Alycia Ziarno authored this column on the business implications of easing Cuba sanctions.

Russian Sanctions May Provoke Firesales

Wall Street Journal | September 19, 2014

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is featured in this Q&A on the economic impact of U.S. sanctions against Russia.

Cloud Computing Poses Unique Export Controls Challenges

Law360 | August 06, 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.

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.

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