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With different jurisdictions come vastly different legal systems and it takes a highly experienced legal team to navigate them. Regarded as a leader in some of the most complex areas of international law, Harris Bricken provides strategic legal solutions for companies doing business and facing legal disputes across borders, and our deep knowledge of local laws and business and regulatory environments allows us to help our clients identify and secure appropriate cross-border financing, from traditional bank financings to private equity and venture capital, trade finance, and foreign direct investment (FDI).

Financial institutions, investment banks, underwriters, issuers, private equity groups, angel investors, broker-dealers, investment advisers and private lenders, including fintech and payment companies, lean on us for their international and domestic finance transaction needs. We also advise our clients on the impact of new legislation and regulation that affects the finance industry, especially in the context of compliance.

As a U.S.-headquartered law firm, we are frequently called on by overseas investors and business owners to support investments and expansion into the United States. The U.S. has for a long time been the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), but it is also a complex and highly regulated place to do business. Not only do we help our clients understand U.S. laws, legal systems and regulatory environments at the federal, state and local levels, but also we help them gain access to capital and manage cross-border tax implications.

Our attorneys speak, read, and write more than 15 languages, ensuring that nothing gets lost in translation, and we are also fluent in the language of spreadsheets, financial statements, cap tables, and term sheets in the following areas:

  • Emerging Markets Finance
  • Trade Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Export Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Placements
  • Syndicated And Leveraged Finance
  • Leveraged Private Equity
  • Asset-backed Lending
  • Bridge Loans
  • Multicurrency Financings
  • Restructuring
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Regulation
  • Tax Regulation
  • Financial Fraud Investigation
  • Compliance
  • Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money Laundering/office Of Foreign Asset Control
  • Insurance
  • Dispute Resolution