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International Transactions

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.’s International Transactions Team represents Wisconsin and U.S. clients abroad, as well as international clients in all U.S. marketplaces. Our attorneys’ experience encompasses the following areas:

  • Acquisitions of and investments in foreign enterprises by U.S. companies.
  • Acquisitions of and investments in U.S. enterprises by foreign companies.
  • International taxation.
  • International joint ventures.
  • U.S./international intellectual property procurement and enforcement.
  • U.S. Customs and Immigration matters.
  • International finance and letters of credit.
  • Business process outsourcing (BPO) arrangements (including U.S. regulatory compliance).

For non-U.S. clients making investments in the United States, our firm offers the full range of business services: selecting, forming and funding the appropriate U.S. business entity; establishing and acquiring an appropriate physical location in the United States; complying with U.S. federal, state and local laws including tax, employment, environmental and regulatory requirements; protecting intellectual property rights; and all other aspects of establishing and conducting business in the United States. We also counsel on various tax matters in setting up U.S. operations including the overall structure, debt/equity issues, transfer pricing, cross-border contracts and foreign tax credit maximization.

For U.S. clients involved in transactions outside the United States, we provide counsel on U.S. tax consequences of foreign operations; foreign branch offices and subsidiaries; intellectual property protection including patents, trademarks and tradenames; international litigation and arbitration; arrangements for the secured payment for goods, including international back-to-back confirmed letters of credit; joint ventures; foreign dealership and distributorship arrangements; and international financing.

We have also represented U.S. and foreign clients in international tax and estate planning and administration of foreign estates and trusts.

Our Experience

For companies that are expanding their international presence and activities, whether in-bound to the U.S. or out-bound from the U.S., our firm offers the expertise of attorneys who have represented U.S. and foreign companies and individuals in a wide variety of international transactions, in Africa, Europe, Aisa, Mexico, South America and elsewhere.

Our Team

Through prior transactions as well as our memberships in the American Law Firm Association International (ALFA) and the International Business Law Consortium (IBLC), we have established working relationships with other law firms in all major locations throughout the world, through which we are able to offer our clients the enhanced quality and efficiency that comes from the collective knowledge of a global network of independent law firms, tax advisers and business consultantcies. Member firms such as WHD collaborate to provide their regional, national and international clients with superior legal services—supplementing their own expertise and resources with those of other members. As a result, we can serve our clients confidently in all these jurisdictions.


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