cross-border transactions

INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION & CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTIONS

SLG has significant experience representing foreign and domestic clients with cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and joint ventures. We advise domestic clients during international expansion to protect parent entity from legal liability, streamline the treasury function, allow for efficient repatriation of profits and develop an effective exit strategy from local markets. We also provide employment-based immigration services to assist with proper movement of personnel. Assistance includes coordination and management of a team of global professionals to understand, evaluate and effectively navigate the legal, tax, business, political and cultural risks of entering a new market.

representative experience

  • Represented Canadian manufacturing company in complex reorganization of U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries
  • Represented Switzerland based software company with global business restructuring, including advising on an efficient global tax structure, inter-company transfer pricing, and shifting from a reseller to direct sales business model in the United States
  • Represented China based consumer services company with business, tax and legal issues relating to its global expansion plans, including its plans to extend its market presence throughout North America
  • Represented U.S. based pharmaceutical distributor with global expansion into western and eastern Europe, as well as the Middle East; negotiated joint venture with Turkey partner
  • Represented companies seeking to bring managers, executives, investors and employees to the United States through the appropriate non-immigrant or immigrant visas