International Corporate Law

shutterstock_156257867intlbusAs an experienced international corporate lawyer, Nouvelle Gonzalo assists clients in forming alliances with foreign entities, and identifying the steps necessary to expand operations to the international level. Our international business attorneys, through co-counsel and lead counsel, know the importance of understanding not only the laws of a particular country, but also its cultural norms. We advise clients on matters related to U.S and international private commercial issues. We are current members of the Washington International Trade Association, through which we stay ahead of the curve on regulations and development in international trade.

Legal counsel provides services in the following international corporate law areas:

Legal Issues

  • International Trademark Licensing
  • Know-How Licensing
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Choice of Structure:  Branch v. Subsidiary
  • Commercial Terms: Incoterms
  • Choice of Ownership: Joint Structures
  • Foreign Investment in U.S.
  • Foreign Investment in Mexico
  • Investment in Developing and Non-Market Economies
  • Choice of Law Analysis

 Sample Agreements

  • International Sales Agreements
  • Purchase and Sales Agreement
  • Bills of Lading (Electronic and Standard)
  • Countertrade Agreements
  • Countertrade Negotiation
  • Documentary Letters of Credit
  • Standby Letters of Credit

Relevant Laws Consulted*

  • Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Convention on the Sale of Goods (COGSA)
  • Harter Act
  • Federal Bills of Lading Act
  • Choice of Law
  • Uniform Customs and Practices (UCP)
  • International Standby Practices (ISP) 98
  • United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Agreement (GATT)
  • North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • World Trade Organization Regulations

*Legal counsel advises with respect to the selected provisions of these laws that relate to the areas of practice listed.