International Business

Butzel Long has extensive experience advising multinational and domestic companies on cross-border transactions. Our clients are active in a myriad of industries, including automotive, computer and technology, consulting, financial services, freight forwarding, manufacturing, media, research and development, and sales and marketing. We have counseled domestic clients in establishing or expanding their global presence into Asia, Australia, Canada, Central America, Central Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, and Western Europe. We have also helped foreign entities enter the United States market.

We are a founding member of Lex Mundi, an association of 160 independent law firms located around the world. Lex Mundi gives us immediate and cost-efficient access to legal information and resources throughout the world, and it helps us keep on top of legal developments that affect clients on a national and international scale.

Our international business team can assist in structuring joint ventures creating business entities establishing and monitoring distribution and drafting commercial agency and licensing agreements. We also advise on government licensing and regulation immigration employment intellectual property taxation and other commercial and legal issues relating to all business activities.

MORE ATTORNEYS
  • Represented U.S and German subsidiaries of Japan-based manufacturing company in acquisition of aerospace and defense company from subsidiaries of U.K.-based manufacturer, which included CFIUS and ITAR filings
  • Negotiations of series of sales representative agreements with multi-national entities
  • Represented Greek Government interests in variety of matters involving public and private international law
  • Represented Greek Government interests in variety of matters involving public and private international law
  • Asset acquisition for publicly traded foreign-based corporation
  • Commercial counsel for automotive companies
  • Counsel for formation of Mexican joint venture