Since 1950, the volume of world trade has increased by twenty times, making globalization a reality of the business world. Companies are seeing how increased international trade and investment, as well as advancements in information technology, are changing the global marketplace. Analysts believe that policy and technological developments in the past 30 years have fostered such large increases in cross-border trade and investment that the world has entered a new era in its economic development.
The International practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge (MLA) has grown in response to increased globalization. We have brought together lawyers and trade policy professionals who are able to address client needs across the full spectrum of challenges presented by global business. MLA's team consists of highly qualified and experienced practitioners in international commercial arbitration; foreign court litigation management; and U.S. and EU international trade regulation. We handle every kind of issue involving U.S. regulation of exports and foreign trade activities. Our team includes many former senior executive and legislative branch officials, experienced in virtually all policy issues, including the former U.S. Ambassador to Canada and a senior departmental representative official on the first committee on foreign investments in the U.S., and the former head of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Criminal Division, Fraud Section, who oversaw all the DOJ Foreign Corrupt Practice Act prosecutions.
MLA's International team assists clients in all aspects of their business, from moving goods, services, capital and technology across national boundaries, to developing, licensing, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, to partnering with clients to resolve disputes with foreign customers and business partners. Our professionals advise and represent clients on matters ranging from enforcement under EU chemicals legislation to helping companies comply with global anti-corruption enforcement. Our clients range from large multi-nationals to smaller companies that are engaging in international joint ventures, contracts of sale, use of foreign business representatives and other partnering and commercial arrangements.
MLA's International practice offers our clients a broad range of services to assist them in the development of their market share. Our professionals include innovators in export control law, international arbitration and dispute resolution, and international trade agreements. With offices across the U.S. and in Brussels, we are well-suited to help both U.S. and overseas companies with their litigation and regulatory needs.
We offer counseling and representation in the following areas:
- International Dispute Resolution
- Export Regulation (U.S. and EU export controls; U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions)
- National Security Law
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- New Proposal for a Public Procurement Regulation: Establishing a level playing field for third country companies in the public procurement marketsAugust 31, 2012
- Energy Performance Contracting
- Brussels Office Overview
- Proposed Export Control Rule Would Significantly Impact Contractors
- Business Leader expects substantive SOE negotiations at March TPP Round
- Business of Law
- Manage the Chinese relationship at a personal level