European Union



Providing truly global counsel, we assist our clients in transactions and disputes all over the European Union.

Our approach

With a $15.97 trillion GDP (2012), the European Union (EU) is the world’s largest economy.

We work with clients on transactions, disputes and regulatory matters throughout the EU. Companies operating in these jurisdictions face legal challenges that require specific knowledge of local and regional procedures, regulations and customs.

Our lawyers take a hands-on approach, working closely with EU clients. We provide domestic and overseas clients with highly informed counsel on a wide range of cross-border transactions and trade matters.

Our trusted network of lawyers, built through deep, long-term connections, helps us to provide our clients with seamless, effective and cost-efficient service from local counsel in every EU country.

EU solutions

  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property protection (patents, trademarks, copyrights)
  • International loan and syndicated loan agreements
  • Immigration and global employment issues
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements
  • 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

Our companies look toward the States

UnionCamere Informa | April 24, 2019

Chicago Corporate partner Charles Bernardini wrote this article, originally in Italian, discussing the phenomenon of Italian companies setting up assembly and production in the United States, and the economic incentives available to attract them.

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

Fiscalità e Commercio Internazionale | September 30, 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.

Stati Uniti porte aperte alla qualita

Gazzetta di Parma | September 21, 2016

This article summarizes a seminar in Parma on exporting food products to the USA at which Charles Bernardini spoke.

Export Agroalimentare Negli USA

Gazzetta di Parma | September 05, 2016

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

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