Overview

We provide counseling and trial representation for clients in a wide range of markets around the world in connection with antitrust, competition and distribution matters. We advise on premerger filings with the Department of Justice or Federal Trade Commission and foreign competition authorities. To ensure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and foreign laws, we counsel companies regarding their appointment, management and termination of international distributors and agents. In addition, we assist clients in navigating complex U.S. and European Union privacy and data protection regulations.

Experience
Representative Experience
  • Working with local counsel throughout Europe to assist a privately held manufacturer in the restructuring of its EU-wide distributor network.
  • Analyzing legal issues affecting distributors or sales agents in Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands on behalf of a major global manufacturer of industrial products with operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.
  • Advising on termination of agency and distribution agreements in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia and assisting in preparation of a standard form of sales agency agreement on behalf of a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions.
  • Analyzing legal issues and preparing distribution agreements for 65 countries, including Belgium, India and Botswana, on behalf of a major global manufacturer of industrial products.