We provide you with sophisticated legal services for your general business and investment issues, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and ongoing corporate counsel. Our attorneys regularly counsel clients like you in a broad variety of commercial relationships, including international distribution and international supply arrangements. We have extensive experience in domestic and international distribution matters, and are proud of both our international prominence in this legal area and our long history of assisting clients like you in establishing, administering, and terminating distribution relationships efficiently and effectively. Among our product distribution clients are manufacturers, distributors, and franchisees of products in virtually all markets, including automobiles, major consumer appliances, farm and construction equipment, computer hardware and software, food, clothing, medical supplies and equipment, and alcoholic beverages. In addition, international supply and outsourcing arrangements are a staple of our practice.
Finally, our Europe attorneys provide counsel on U.S. trade regulations and restrictions, including U.S. customs laws and regulations, export licensing requirements, and FCPA issues. The Europe Practice includes members of the firm’s Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice who advise both U.S. and European clients on the reach and effect of U.S. laws in this area. We have effectively represented numerous U.S. and international companies before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the United States Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State, and other relevant agencies on civil and criminal export controls and trade sanctions regulatory matters. Recent high-profile U.S. government investigations and enforcement actions involving European companies show the importance of compliance in this area in connection with your international commercial transactions.