International Transactions

Arent Fox represents US and foreign entities in all aspects of cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, trade finance, tax, intellectual property protection, licensing, foreign investment, franchise, and distribution relationships. Our diverse team includes a dozen or more different nationalities with bilingual or multilingual abilities and more than 100 years of collective transactional experience.

Our Experience

Our attorneys bring a deep understanding of the unique cultural and legal norms applicable to transactions involving different regions of the world, and a worldwide network of efficient local counsel when needed. We also bring the perspective of Washington-based regulatory specialists with significant experience in the complex matrix of federal regulations that can affect cross-border transactions (whether it be CFIUS controls on foreign investment in sensitive industries, or compliance with US export or anti-corruption rules), and is often required in order to complete proper due diligence. Additionally, Arent Fox attorneys have developed trade finance strategies for clients looking to do business all over the world, leveraging our close working relationships with a number of key financial institutions and export credit agencies such as the US Export-Import Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and International Finance Corporation. Our lawyers offer guidance on the regulation of foreign investment in the United States, including compliance with the Exon-Florio Amendment, International Investment Survey Act, Industrial Security Act, and other federal and state restrictions on foreign ownership.