Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

International

Succeeding in international markets has become an integral part of the business strategies of both emerging and established companies. Morris, Manning & Martin’s Cross-Border Practice helps U.S. and foreign concerns successfully expand and develop their products and services into new markets around the world.

We have entered the age of a true global economy. Our firm is committed to ensuring we are at the forefront of strategies for growth for our clients. MMM maintains close relationships with law firms around the world as members of two global law firm networks, Lawyers Associated Worldwide and World Services Group. These resources enable us to act quickly to take advantage of opportunities for our clients in any country in the world and also keeps us ahead of market trends with first-hand knowledge from our contacts and clients who do business in each country.

Key Services: 

  • Capital markets/securities
  • Corporate governance
  • Energy & infrastructure
  • Environmental issues
  • Green business
  • Intellectual property
  • Natural resources
  • Oil & gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Real estate investments
  • Regulatory issues
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Timberland investments & forest products
  • Trade disputes
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Areas of Focus

International Arbitration

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Cross-border disputes are increasingly present in globalized economies. International arbitration has become the preferred method of resolving such disputes, offering the benefits of confidentiality, neutrality, and greater flexibility than those otherwise afforded in foreign or domestic court systems. Our International Arbitration Practice has earned respect for skillful advocacy and dispute resolution.

Comprehensive Approach

Our attorneys represent clients throughout a dispute’s maturation: from drafting the initial dispute resolution clause, to obtaining preliminary relief, to eventually ensuring the successful resolution and enforcement of the arbitral award. Our attorneys draw on their shared experience within the public and private sectors to respond to clients’ unique needs. With experience in many venues, MMM lawyers combine applicable legal skill and comprehensive industry knowledge to address client needs across commercial sectors, including:

  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • International Finance
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • Intellectual Property

By viewing our clients’ legal needs as part of their comprehensive business strategies rather than a collection of isolated issues, we help our clients reduce the risks and costs of an international operation.  Because the successful resolution of a dispute often goes beyond the arbitration process, MMM also advises clients in domestication and enforcement proceedings. Our reputation for providing innovative and goal-oriented solutions to our clients’ international business needs places us among the leading international arbitration practices in the United States.

International Leadership

Our international arbitration team counsels clients on all types of complex cross-border commercial disputes.  Our lawyers provide comprehensive, integrated solutions for achieving clients’ international expansion and capital goals for U.S. companies expanding overseas and non-U.S. companies seeking to tap into the U.S. market. With a worldwide legal presence and global marketplace connections, we offer comprehensive counseling to our international clients.

Global Connections

Morris, Manning & Martin is a member of two legal/professional services associations which provides the firm and our clients with access to a broad range of global resources.

Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) is a global association of over 100 independent law firms located in more than 150 major commercial centers throughout the world. Membership in LAW allows member firms to service the legal needs of clients that are expanding their operations and relationships into new domestic and foreign markets because of the increasing globalization of the business world.

World Services Group (WSG) is a global membership association whose members are among the top providers of legal, accounting and investment banking services. There are more than 130 member firms representing worldwide clients. Members operate in more than 115 countries and throughout the United States.

Membership in both organizations is based on strict criteria, including:

  • Being among the leading local, national or international business in their service area
  • Having the highest professional reputation within the professional community
  • Having unparalleled depth of practical experience in their region

International Transactions

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Succeeding in international markets has become an integral part of the business strategies of both emerging and established companies. With an office in Beijing, China, as well as close relationships with law firms in Brazil, Canada and the UK, Morris, Manning & Martin’s Cross-Border Practice helps U.S. and foreign concerns successfully expand and develop their products and services into new markets around the world.

Comprehensive Approach

We can quickly assemble a team to handle almost any issue or transaction you’re facing anywhere in the world. We regularly assist our U.S. clients in establishing international joint ventures, minimizing worldwide taxation, complying with export control regulations and selling divisions or entire companies to non-U.S. acquirers. Similarly, we assist our non-U.S. clients in establishing operations in the U.S. and in taking advantage of the U.S. capital markets. By viewing our clients’ legal needs as part of their comprehensive business strategies rather than a collection of discrete issues, we help our clients reduce the risks and costs of an international operation.

Enabling Transactions

At Morris, Manning & Martin, we combine our international business knowledge and experience with legal acumen to guide clients to success in the global economy. We regularly offer counsel on international joint ventures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, establishing international operations, international tax planning, international intellectual property licensing and distribution, worldwide protection of intellectual property rights, and inbound and outbound investments.

Cross-border Expertise

For U.S. companies expanding overseas, multinational corporations involved in complex cross-border acquisitions and non-U.S. companies seeking to tap into the potential of the U.S. markets, our lawyers provide comprehensive, integrated solutions for achieving their international expansion and capital-raising goals. With a worldwide legal view and global marketplace connections, we offer comprehensive counseling excellence to international clients.

Key Services:

  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Cross-border securities offerings
  • Multijurisdictional debt financings and refinancings
  • Organization and establishment of U.S. operating subsidiaries and branch offices for non-U.S. entities
  • Global technology transactions (including outsourcing, licensing, reseller and distribution agreements)
  • International trade regulations
  • Multinational tax strategies
  • International fund formation
  • Cross-border intellectual property rights protection (contested and uncontested)