Global Business Group
Womble Carlyle assists U.S. and foreign business interests from around the world in cross border transactional and regulatory matters and in the resolution of cross border business disputes. Through the experience of our cross border lawyers and our extensive network of foreign contacts, we routinely assist companies and other organizations engaged in international business and commerce.
Our lawyers regularly represent business interests working across international borders in the following areas:
- Cross-Border Transactions: Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Licensing
- Cross-Border Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
- Direct U.S. Investment and Regional Economic Development
- Government Representation
- International Development Financing
- International Trade and Customs: Import Compliance, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
- International Taxation
- Supply Chain Management: Cross-Border Commercial Contracts and Logistics
Many of our lawyers have extensive professional experience, business experience and personal and family contacts in key international business regions, particularly the following geographic areas:
We regularly counsel U.S. clients with business interests in these areas and businesses from these countries and regions.
Womble Carlyle established itself as a primary firm in the Southeast U.S. for international matters through its co-founding of and long tenure with Lex Mundi, the leading association of independent legal firms throughout the world. Through Lex Mundi, Womble Carlyle clients have direct access to hundreds of the best law firms around the globe and nearly 20,000 lawyers in those firms who are ready to address all manner of international concerns.
Internationally based businesses coming to the U.S. require experienced U.S. legal representation. Our attorneys have strong, long-lasting relationships with key prospective American business partners and governmental agencies, particularly in our footprint in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Through us, international businesses find the connections and partners they need to succeed in the U.S. market.
Our cross border lawyers are adept at working with foreign counsel to understand and interpret foreign legal requirements for U.S. based clients, and in explaining U.S. legal requirements to foreign businesses doing business in the U.S., making investments here or interfacing with U.S. federal or state governments. We provide practical guidance on bridging the divide between different business and legal cultures.
An understanding and respect for differing cultures and traditions defines our approach to cross border matters. Our attorneys come from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds and apply a wide variety of language skills and international practice experience in serving the cross border needs of domestic clients venturing out into the world and foreign clients with U.S. matters.
We employ cutting-edge technology, such as laptop to laptop virtual meetings, VOIP telephony, and advanced PDAs, to cross distances cost efficiently and stay connected to our clients and parties with whom they work throughout the world.
Greensboro || (336) 574-8070
Atlanta || (404) 888-7388
Charlotte || (704) 331-4951
Tysons Corner || (703) 394-2214
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Winston-Salem || (336) 721-3648
James L. Rogers, Jr.
Greenville || (864) 255-5436
Morris A. Ellison
Charleston || (843) 720-4614