Business transactions are complicated enough, and become even more so when they cross national borders. Companies in various industries inevitably find that they cannot function without having to deal with foreign contractors, suppliers, and buyers. Having a comprehensive Business and Corporate Law practice behind you means you’ve got a law firm that is experienced in international markets and prepared to handle the challenges they bring.
SederLaw’s attorneys have counseled clients whose transactions take them to all corners of the globe. We can advise your company on how best to protect its bottom line while complying with the myriad international laws and regulations that will affect its market reach around the world.
The Scope Of Our Experience In International Transactions
SederLaw has provided sound legal representation to businesses and corporations representing a multitude of industries, including but not limited to:
- Banking and financial services
- Real estate
- Food and beverage
- Information systems
Our firm has assisted domestic U.S. companies doing business in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Russian Federation, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. We’ve also used our multidisciplinary practice to help foreign companies who want to enter the U.S. market.
Our representation covers both transactional matters, such as negotiating a contract, along with litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). By having lawyers across multiple practice groups, SederLaw has the tools necessary to identify and resolve all manner of issues concerning international business law.
What Makes SederLaw Different?
International transactions are complicated and necessarily invoke different areas of law. When you retain our firm, you gain access to a wealth of experience across multiple practice areas, from taxation and capital investment to intellectual property and employment. But we’re not just lawyers. Many of our attorneys are former business owners and have served as officers and directors in corporations. This gives us a considerable advantage in advising our clients on their legal rights and duties with respect to international transactions.
We anticipate potential roadblocks for our clients and develop a customized strategy for responding to them. Our attorneys help businesses minimize future problems and decrease the likelihood of litigation while advocating for them at all stages of their transactions.
How We Serve Our Clients in International Transactions
When it comes to international markets, every business is different. There is no one size fits all approach to how we represent our clients. Rather, we take the time to understand the breadth of your company’s legal needs and the difficulties it may face with international transactions. Among the legal services we provide are:
Negotiation and execution of contracts. Contracts form the foundation of a successful business, but are necessarily more complicated when international transactions are considered. We help you negotiate and properly execute contracts as you expand operations, buy and sell goods and services, and engage in other business activities abroad.
There are numerous types of contracts we can help your company with. Some examples are:
- Foreign exchange contracts
- Interest rate swaps
- Joint venture and consortium contracts
- Manufacturing and partnering agreements
- Maintenance and service agreements
- License agreements
- Software development agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Consulting and independent contractor agreements
Choice of law. During negotiations of your company’s international contracts, issues concerning choice of law, venue, and jurisdiction must be settled. These terms can have a substantial effect on your ability to effectively enforce your contracts in the event of a breach. We understand choice of law and the language that must be included in your agreements.
Breach of contract litigation. Failure to abide by a contract is one of the most persistent headaches among companies engaged in international transactions. However, there are often different standards in interpreting these contracts and different rules for holding a party liable for damages. We help our clients enforce their contracts and defend them against allegations of breach.
Other litigation and ADR. Our firm can represent you in litigation involving other commercial disputes, whether you are the plaintiff or defendant. As part of our litigation practice, we employ ADR procedures, including those of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Judgment and award enforcement. If you’ve received a court judgment or arbitration award in your favor, enforcing it will be the next step. An experienced business litigation attorney can help you collect damages, enforce specific performance, and protect your company’s market reputation and position.
International creditor claims and collections. Creditor claims, collections, bankruptcy, and related matters take on added complexity and urgency when they involve parties in other countries. We’re ready to secure your financial interests abroad by taking swift action to protect your rights.
Finance. From traditional bank financing to complex workout agreements, our firm assists with all finance and restructuring issues. We help with guarantees, letters of credit, negotiable instruments, and more.
Intellectual property rights. Domestic companies enjoy robust protections of their intellectual property rights. But foreign governments and companies do not always respect those rights. Our lawyers advise on the most optimal ways to protect their copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.
Representation of foreign companies. We regularly advise foreign businesses that want to establish an operation in the United States. This encompasses a broad range of services that help our clients respond to local, state, and federal legal issues as they enter the U.S. markets. More specifically, we can assist with these matters and more:
- Capital investment
- Financial incentives
- Environmental compliance
- Employment and labor law
Contact Our Worcester International Transactions Attorney
Businesses and corporations conducting international transactions need a dedicated legal team to manage risks and advance their best interests. Whether you’re doing business outside the country or you’re a foreign company attempting to operate within the United States, count on SederLaw to serve you. Reach out to us today.
SederLaw helps clients with international transactions in Worcester from their primary office as well as clients throughout MetroWest from their Westborough office.