International businesses operating in the 21st century need practical business and legal advice with a global perspective in order to compete in today's worldwide marketplace. No matter where you work, we are well-versed in understanding the economic, cultural and political considerations involved in important legal issues. We develop strategies unique to each matter, drawing from the broad experience of colleagues in our many diverse practice areas.
Our extensive cross-border experience spans all major global commercial centers across 70+ countries, from key financial hubs to important emerging markets. Further, Locke Lord’s London office serves as a gateway for the Firm’s delivery of services throughout Europe.
We work extensively with foreign and domestic clients on international and corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, subsidiaries and branch operations, foreign investments, and securities offerings by foreign issuers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Our clients often turn to us for help on energy industry transactions, commercial loans, franchise and licensing transactions, product distribution and sales representative arrangements, direct product sales, import and export trade finance issues and immigration matters.
Our many years of experience combine to address our clients’ needs in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing transactions quickly and efficiently. We also cultivate and continue to develop close working relationships with leading law firms around the world to provide our clients with turnkey legal services. This ensures that you receive first-class legal advice from a well-coordinated team. Finally, many of our lawyers have worked and lived in several countries around the world. Through this experience, they have a genuine appreciation of how to do business, while respecting local customs and cultures.
Our international experience includes the following practice areas and industries: