We specialize in providing
sophisticated legal solutions in international matters for business and individuals, with emphasis on matters relating to Japan and China.
International Transactions. Structuring and execution of international business transactions
International Acquisitions. Purchase of business entities in international transactions including
due diligence, review and resolution of local law and tax issues,
government approvals, payment terms including escrow, and transaction
Contracts. Support in negotiation, structuring, and
documentation of business deals including licenses, distribution, sale
and purchase of goods, business leases, options etc.
and legal documents in Chinese and Japanese. We
specialize in directly reviewing and advising on contracts, patents and
other legal documents in Chinese and Japanese, including
verification/quality check of legal translations.
on foreign/local law. We provide advice on issues of
foreign law for business transactions, litigation and other purposes.
Litigation. Missteps in structuring international
litigation can "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory". We support
clients with professional, unbiased advice on international litigation.
Where to sue. The choice of forum (state or country) is a crucial initial choice that
may determine whether the action ends in success and failure for the
plaintiff. What are the procedural pitfalls and costs of different
Choice of local law firm. We
can help you select law firms to litigate your case based on
international expertise and thorough advance vetting. Does a firm have
a track record? Does it maintain the right mix of expertise, experience
and dedication? Is there a wide bench of dedicated specialists? How
will the firm deal with inevitable setbacks and errors? Does the firm
have appropriate support staff and processes and procedures for quality
control and case management?
a judgment be enforced in other jurisdictions (e.g. where the defendant
has assets)? Can a defendant defeat all or part of a judgment at the