With the proliferation of globalization and a society that is more connected than ever before, doing business in the modern economy means being aware of multiple facets of international law and the ever-changing regulations of various regulatory bodies.

No matter if you’re a large company or a small business, if you have international customers, vendors, or suppliers or conduct international or cross-border business, you may need a Columbus, Ohio international lawyer.

Our attorneys are skilled in structuring and negotiating a variety of international business transactions. We assist clients with international master services agreements, global software as a service (SaaS) agreements, cross-border asset purchase agreements, outsourcing agreements, international employment contracts, international real estate, international contracts, and international joint development agreements.

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We offer expertise with a number of international business issues including currency and exchange rate issues, import and export compliance, overseas investment, international intellectual property, international shipping and distribution, minimum volume commitments, credit qualifications, international due diligence, customs procedures and compliance, the Uniform Commercial Code, accounting and audit rights, and termination and default procedures.
Additionally, if you are looking for an international attorney in Columbus, Ohio that can assist with forming international legal entities, our firm can assist with filing in a number of countries, including popular foreign and offshore destinations such as the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Belize, Switzerland, Canada, Luxembourg, the Philippines, and the Netherlands.
We also represent foreign and overseas companies seeking to do business in the United States and Ohio. We advise international companies on numerous facets of U.S. federal and state law, including federal, state, county, city, and local law compliance, real estate investment in the U.S. and in Ohio, entering into contracts with U.S. businesses and various business transactions in the United States. We also assist with forming and starting U.S. legal entities, including corporations, non-profit corporations, and limited liability companies (LLCs), in a variety of states such as Ohio, Delaware, and California.

Our Columbus international lawyers have been fortunate to work with businesses all over the world, including companies in:

  • China
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Israel

From business-to-business contracts and transactions to employment and subcontracting issues, to data transmission, localization, and protection issues.

Our international attorneys assist clients with:

  • Chinese entities, including limited liability companies (LLC), companies limited by shares (CLS), wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOE), foreign invested partnership enterprises (FIPE), and sino-foreign equity joint ventures (EJV)
  • China foreign investment, including permitted, encouraged, restricted, and prohibited sectors
  • Outsourcing and subcontracting agreements
  • Export and import control regulations and compliance
  • EU-US Privacy Shield
  • Swiss-US Privacy Shield
  • Executive hiring, compensation, and employment agreements
  • Payments, exchange control, and currency exchange and regulations
  • United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and opt-out and exclusion provisions
  • Governing law and jurisdiction provisions
  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • The Madrid Protocol and international trademark applications
  • Data localization laws
  • U.S. entity selection and company restructuring
  • Debarment
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Technology export

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