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INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

The world is flat. At least as far as international business is concerned. Regardless of geography, time zone and language constraints, lawyers need to be truly global—working with clients wherever they’re doing business.

Our approach

Our International attorneys serve in the major international markets, including Europe, Latin America and Asia, providing domestic and overseas clients with counsel informed on a wide range of cross-border transactions and trade matters.

We deliver the solution, no matter where, when or in which currency.

We work from our global offices and with a network of local counsel in countries across the globe to assure prompt, effective service. We also have international initiatives focused on areas where we don’t have offices, such as South Asia, Israel, Africa and Europe.

Lawyers from nearly all of our practice areas have an international component to their work, handling matters for clients across the world, including:

  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • International private clients and wealth management
  • Intellectual property protection (patents, trademarks, copyrights)
  • International loan and syndicated loan agreements
  • Immigration and global employment issues
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements of all types
  • Securities transactions in numerous global exchanges
  • International project finance and structured finance arrangements
  • International tax and tax planning
  • Creation of foreign branches and subsidiaries
  • International private equity transactions
  • Export issues and U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters


TerralexSince 1999, Nixon Peabody has been a member of TerraLex®, a selective international network of more than 15,000 lawyers from 155 leading independent law firms located in 100 countries. This membership gives us access to lawyers who have familiarity with local business customs and practices, as well as the right regional connections and depth of jurisdictional knowledge. This membership affords us the opportunity to consult and work with a vast network of legal counsel throughout the world who have been pre-screened by a respected organization.

Media Clips

  • A night in Chicago with Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina
    Crain's Chicago Business | January 26, 2016
    Chicago partner Charles Bernardini is quoted in this article highlighting the recent Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest event honoring Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreen Boots Alliance.
  • North Korea is Newest Frontier for a Daredevil Investor
    New York Times | January 14, 2016
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions group partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article regarding investments in North Korea that may violate American sanctions.
  • Rekordår för köp göder Wall Street (Record Year for Acquisitions is Feeding Wall Street)
    Dagens Industry (Sweden) | December 28, 2015
    New York City corporate attorney Hanna Jackson provides third-party commentary in this feature story on the 2015 calendar year on Wall Street.
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  • Cordata Usa per l? «Altra Milano» La città sogna il ritorno del derby
    La Gazzetta dello Sport | November 15, 2015
    In this Italian sports business newspaper, this article notes that an Italian sports franchise is for sale. Chicago partner Chuck Bernardini has been has contacted to seek a buyer.
  • HK intends to create an online platform for house co-purchases
    Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015
    Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues with online money raising platforms in Hong Kong.
  • HKMA said whether to give license would depend on situation
    Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015
    Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues surrounding P2P lending.
  • Nixon Peabody, CWL Partners Join Forces in Hong Kong
    Law360 | October 8, 2015
    This feature story features the Nixon Peabody CWL combination. Quotes are included from managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher, partner and chair of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng, and Nixon Peabody CWL managing partner Kenneth Wong.
  • Nixon Peabody, CWL Partners consolidate HK operations
    Asian Legal Business | October 5, 2015
    This article highlights the Nixon Peabody CWL combination in Hong Kong.
  • Report: 2015 Could Set Record for Number of Law Firm Mergers
    American Lawyer | October 5, 2015
    The Nixon Peabody CWL combination in Hong Kong and our February merger in Chicago are highlighted in this feature story on the state of the legal industry.
  • 3 Major Challenges of Franchising In Africa
    Law360 | September 16, 2015
    Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, associate Pierce Han authored this column discussing some of the major legal and business considerations to keep in mind when franchising in Africa.
  • Il sindaco torri: mercoledi' diamo la cittadinanza a Charles Bernardini
    Il Resto del Carlino (Bologna, Italy) | July 16, 2015
    This coverage notes that Chicago partner Chuck Bernardini will be given honorary citizenship at a ceremony on July 22 in Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy. Lizzano is part of the Province of Bologna. The ceremony is part of a 3-day business conference.
  • People on the Move
    Washington Business Journal | June 15, 2015
    Washington M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre has been appointed to the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), a U.S. federal advisory committee. The TACA provides the president of the United States with policy advice on issues involving trade and development in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • How changes in Cuba embargo affect travel, banking, exports, more
    Rochester Business Journal | February 13, 2015
    M&A and Corporate Transactions partners Jeff LaBarge and Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Commercial Litigation counsel Alycia Ziarno authored this column on the business implications of easing Cuba sanctions.
  • Russian Sanctions May Provoke Firesales
    Wall Street Journal | September 19, 2014
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is featured in this Q&A on the economic impact of U.S. sanctions against Russia.
  • Cloud Computing Poses Unique Export Controls Challenges
    Law360 | August 6, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses how U.S. cloud users can stay compliant under the U.S. export control laws.
  • 5 Takeaways From Latest US Sanctions Against Russian Cos.
    Law360 | July 22, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discuss the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia and what these mean moving forward.
  • Broad New Russia Sanctions Create Compliance Uncertainty
    Wall Street Journal | July 17, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary on the latest round of sanctions against Russia by the president’s administration.
  • Reform Offers Chances and Challenges
    China Daily | June 11, 2014
    Boston Business Transactions and China practice partner Linda Ji discusses recent economic reforms in China that are attracting more foreign direct investment.
  • US Anti-Boycott Laws: Top 5 Things Exporters Should Know
    Law360 | April 29, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing the key points that every U.S. exporter should know about the U.S. anti-boycott laws.
  • The Morning Risk Report: Companies Unprepared for Russia Sanctions
    Wall Street Journal | April 29, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses new sanctions against Russia and few tools that companies can use to ensure compliance.
  • Chinese Developer to Spend $200M on 4.6-Acre Site in Downtown LA
    Commercial Property Executive | January 2, 2014
    This coverage notes that Chinese investor Oceanwide Real Estate Group has closed escrow on land in downtown Los Angeles. Nixon Peabody served as Oceanwide’s acquisition counsel and will serve as development counsel moving forward.
  • Tapping Into Malaysia's Aggressive Franchising Goals
    Law360 | November 26, 2013
    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, Public Company Transactions associate Pierce Han authored this column discussing increased franchise potential in Malaysia.
  • Carlyle, KKR, TPG Raising Billions for China, But Deals May Be Scarce
    Buyouts | April 29, 2013

    Partner and leader of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng discusses private equity deal trends in China.

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The continued growth of franchising in Africa comes with its challenges
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Recent legal developments impacting franchising in Asia
Franchise Law Alert | August 24, 2015

A new U.K. law aimed at ending human trafficking and forced labor will likely require increased global supply chain oversight
Employment Law Alert | June 29, 2015

Cuba: What's new?
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | April 20, 2015

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Connecting the dots—how third-party onlookers may trigger a breach of EU privacy laws
Privacy Alert | April 8, 2015

PayPal and Schlumberger multi-million dollar settlements to OFAC, DOJ illustrate price of non-compliance
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | April 1, 2015

Reduced coal sales to China in the next five years: don't count on it
Distressed Coal News | February 12, 2015

Growing potential for P3 infrastructure development in Cuba
Public-Private Partnerships Alert | January 28, 2015

Webinar Recording: The Cuban Thaw: How will it impact your business?
Originally recorded January 20, 2015 | January 22, 2015

U.S. takes first steps to ease Cuba sanctions
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | January 16, 2015

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New Russia sanctions focus on Crimea
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Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | December 16, 2014

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The Ukrainian Ministry of Justice adopts new franchise registration regulations
Franchise Law Alert | November 17, 2014

$750,000 Wind River penalty could signal change in scrutiny of encryption exports
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | November 11, 2014

Diversity Green Card Lottery (DV-2016)
Immigration Alert | September 24, 2014

To Russia, without love: United States government announces further sanctions against Russia
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | September 15, 2014

Demand for EB-5 investor visas by Chinese applicants exhausts annual supply
Immigration Law Alert | August 29, 2014

Plan ahead: Visa issuance delays continue to plague U.S. consulates around the world
Immigration Alert | August 1, 2014

Cloud users and providers: Have you thought of the U.S. export control laws?
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | July 29, 2014

Five takeaways from the new U.S. sanctions against large Russian energy firms and banks
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | July 18, 2014

Annual BEA filings are due on May 31
Private Equity and M&A Alert | May 2, 2014

Top five things exporters should know about the U.S. antiboycott laws
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | April 29, 2014

New U.S. sanctions against Russian companies and individuals
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | April 28, 2014

U.S. stops issuing licenses for exports to Russia — what are the implications for U.S. exporters?
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | April 9, 2014

Chinese investment into the United States continues to expand: advisors needed to support increased investment
Asia Pacific Alert | April 8, 2014

Still considering a voluntary disclosure to the IRS? This may be a good time to do it.
Tax Alert | April 1, 2014

U.S. ramps up sanctions in response to Crimea crisis
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | March 28, 2014

U.S. sanctions Russian and Ukrainian officials after Crimea vote
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Alert | March 17, 2014

The FAA still prevails—SCOTUS upholds arbitrators' decision to hear dispute under the UK-Argentina BIT in BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina
Global Disputes Alert | March 6, 2014

New Ukraine-related sanctions: what you need to know
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | March 6, 2014

What will happen when your foreign IP licensor becomes insolvent?
Bankruptcy Alert | March 3, 2014

Webinar Recording: Chapter 15: Current Trends in Cross-Border Insolvency—from Intellectual Property Licenses to U.S. Recognition Procedures and Powers
Originally recorded February 12, 2014 | February 13, 2014

Hold your horses on Iran
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | January 23, 2014

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Africa Alert | January 16, 2014

H-1B visas: a new filing season is coming, but expect visas to be in short supply
Immigration Alert | January 7, 2014

Investors: prepare now to take advantage of African public-private partnerships in 2014
Africa Alert | December 17, 2013

Entrepreneurs and franchisors tackle issues of the developing world while turning a profit
Africa Alert | November 22, 2013

Proposed tax law changes could impact foreign owners of UK real estate (and possibly UK expats)
Private Clients Alert | November 22, 2013

Pan-African infrastructure development means future investment opportunities and new public-private partnerships
Africa Alert | November 12, 2013

Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone will attract investment
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Court delivers (another) win for CFIUS
M&A and Corporate Transactions Law Alert | October 30, 2013

Malaysian government actively promotes growth in franchise sector
Franchise Law Alert | October 30, 2013

Where's my Form I-94?
Immigration Law Alert | October 17, 2013

New intellectual property regulation requires scramble to protect marks in Ethiopia
Africa Alert | October 16, 2013

Diversity green card lottery (DV-2015)
Immigration Law Alert | September 17, 2013

I-9s continue to trip up employers
Immigration Law Alert | August 13, 2013

China to implement nationwide expansion to VAT pilot program
Asia Pacific Alert | August 1, 2013

Pan African Franchise Federation holds inaugural meeting
Africa Alert | June 25, 2013

CFIUS and Congress: a recipe for potentially costly and time-consuming delays to a transaction
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Are you using the current version of Form I-9?
Immigration Law Alert | May 16, 2013

The new I-9 form is here: use of prior versions should be discontinued after 5/7/2013
Immigration Law Alert | March 12, 2013

H-1B visas: A new filing season is coming
Immigration Law Alert | March 1, 2013

New COMESA regulations present new steps for mergers and acquisitions in eastern and southern Africa
Africa Alert | February 27, 2013

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China Outlook 2016
March 1, 2016 | Boston, MA

The Pacific Century: The Future of U.S.–Asia Economic Relations
February 26, 2016 | San Francisco, CA

11th Annual California MCLE Super Seminar
January 20, 2016 | San Francisco, CA

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December 17, 2015 | Boston, MA

Doing Business and Investing in Africa
December 16, 2015 | New York, NY

Doing Business and Investing in Africa
December 3, 2015 | Washington, DC

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December 3, 2015 | Washington, DC

Global Business Risk & Opportunities: A View from Top Lawyers in Key Geographies
November 16, 2015 | Boston, MA

Webinar: U.S. Sanctions Update: Iran, Cuba, Russia and Crimea
October 1, 2015

The Cuban Thaw: What do the new changes mean for U.S. businesses?
May 21, 2015 | New York, NY

Golden Bridge from China: The Impact of Chinese Investment on the Bay Area Economy
May 8, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

China Outlook for 2015: How to Better Seize Opportunities in the Year of the Ram
March 3, 2015 | Boston, MA

Nixon Peabody's Semi-Annual CLE Program
November 21, 2014 | Rochester, NY

Webinar: What do the recent developments in U.S. sanctions mean for your business?
November 20, 2014

Asia Loves California Food & Drink: Selling California Food, Beverages and Agricultural Products to the Asia-Pacific Region
October 30, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Nixon Peabody Women's Affinity Group supports Kiva
October 15, 2014 | New York, NY

Ring on Fire: Business and Legal Challenges of the Dynamic Pacific Rim
June 9, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Asia Connections: Bay Area Business Opportunities in China & India
May 6, 2014

China Outlook for 2014: Evolving Regulations under New Leadership and Cross‑Border Business Opportunities as we Celebrate the Chinese New Year
March 20, 2014 | Boston, MA

Silicon Dragon SF 2014: The New Fog City VCs
March 13, 2014

Webinar: Chapter 15: Current Trends in Cross-Border Insolvency—from Intellectual Property Licenses to U.S. Recognition Procedures and Powers
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Doing Business Globally: A (Legal) View From Important Markets
June 4, 2013 | New York, NY

China-Asia Growth Forum
March 27, 2013 | San Francisco, CA

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