Cross-Border Transactions

For clients who need legal support for their international business transactions, we get the deal done, no matter where, when or what currency.

Our approach

As economic and financial borders dissolve, transactions have an increasingly global component.

We’re excited about the opportunities that globalization creates for our clients. They depend on us to develop solutions, no matter what the geography. We’re a leading advisor to public and private companies leading deals that span the globe. Our results-oriented team creates innovative solutions that make transactions faster, smoother and less costly.

We help with the following types of transactions:

  • Global M&A
  • International tax and tax planning
  • Multi-national real estate purchases
  • Securities
  • International loan and syndicated loan agreements
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements of all types
  • U.S. Export-Import Bank credit facilities
  • Cross-border lease transactions
  • International project finance and structured finance arrangements
  • International private equity transactions

Our cross-disciplinary approach spans many of our firm’s practice areas: from tax, securities, corporate governance and labor to real estate, intellectual property, employee benefits, environmental, antitrust and other regulatory fields.

Integrating our global network, we provide seamless service to our clients on cross-border transactions, doing deals across multiple time zones, in various languages, involving an array of currencies.

Decline in Chinese FDI affects industries in US, from tech to real estate to Hollywood

China Daily | July 26, 2019

This article quotes Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman on the outlook for cross-border investment between the United States and China, which is likely to include a reduced focus on high tech but new opportunities in tourism, travel and education.

Attorneys watch cross-border issues

Buffalo Business First | June 10, 2019

In this article, Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Ben Dwyer discusses how Canada’s approach to data privacy differs from the United States’, and how that impacts cross-border sharing of consumers’ personal information.

Vendere impianti, attrezzature e macchinari in USA: direttamente o tramite la propria filiale statunitense?

Wolters Kluwer’s Fiscalità Commercio Internazionale | February 12, 2019

In this contributed article to Wolters Kluwer’s Italian business publication, Chicago Corporate partners Chuck Bernardini and Frank Emmons discuss state and federal tax, customs and corporate considerations for an Italian manufacturer exporting plants, equipment and machinery to the USA, particularly whether to do so directly or through a U.S. subsidiary.

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