International Transactions


Honigman’s International Transactions Practice Group encompasses a cross-disciplinary team of professionals with a broad range of capabilities and experience tailored to meet the particular needs of clients in cross-border and multi-national transactions and related matters.  Our attorneys seek innovative solutions that deliver value and meet the objectives of our clients.

Our team represents U.S.-based companies in cross-border transactions, and non-U.S. based clients regarding their investments and business issues in the U.S.  Our multi-disciplinary services emphasize cost efficiency, responsiveness and meeting our clients' objectives.

We draw on the capabilities of our lawyers to address client challenges in M&A, corporate governance, business immigration, finance, customs, trade, regulatory, tax, intellectual property, unfair trade investigations, insurance, employment and labor, international disputes and arbitrations, anti-trust, real estate, government incentives, environmental, global supply chain management, privacy and data concerns.

Honigman also has access to a global network of attorneys to provide service to our clients on cross-border transactions.  Honigman is a member of Interlaw Ltd., an international association of independent law firms in 125 cities worldwide.  Since 1982, Interlaw has been the preferred network for global companies that require the experience of business lawyers who are fluent in the native language, laws, rules, regulations and customs of their own jurisdiction, and who are broadly educated and experienced with domestic and international matters.

Honigman has provided advice regarding and handled numerous international legal and regulatory matters, including:

  • Energy supply agreements for clients doing business in Australia
  • Customs matters, both domestic and pursuant to other countries' customs regimes
  • Investigations, voluntary disclosures and enforcement actions arising under U.S. export laws, including the Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and sanctions and embargoes regulations
  • Criminal seizures of counterfeit merchandise in various countries
  • Establishment of subsidiaries/joint ventures in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia
  • Investigations arising under antidumping/countervailing duty and global safeguard laws
  • Compliance with the Commerce Control List
  • Labor and employment law matters in North America, Europe and Africa
  • Tax matters pursuant to local law in North America and Europe
  • Matters related to preferential trade programs, such as the Generalized System of Preferences
  • Formation of insurance companies in leading international insurance jurisdictions such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands
  • U.S. insureds entering into sophisticated insurance transactions with international companies
  • Transfers of personal information between the U.S. and E.U. and compliance with a variety of other international data protection laws
  • International arbitrations and civil court cases
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving companies and assets located around the world
  • International complex structured financing transactions
  • Management of global intellectual property portfolios

Our international trade attorneys have practiced before a wide array of federal and state regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over international trade matters, including:

  • U.S. Customs Service (now Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
  • U.S. International Trade Commission/International Trade Administration
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service
  • Department of State, Office of Defense Trade Controls
  • Bureau of Industry and Security (formerly Bureau of Export Control)
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control
  • Michigan Department of Management and Budget
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation

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