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International Commerce in North America

Our North America International Commercial Practice Group advises multinational companies on legal issues that impact their global business strategies. We help clients structure their international investments and commercial transactions to take full advantage of opportunities in a variety of global jurisdictions. We also develop solutions to help clients overcome strategic, operational and compliance challenges they face in different markets around the world.

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On 8 April 2014, Australia and Korea formally signed their free trade agreement (KAFTA). The day before, Australia concluded negotiations of a trade agreement with Japan referred to as an Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA). KAFTA includes investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions. It is understood that the JAEPA will not.
The consolidation of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has resulted in several significant legislative changes. From powers of the established court to the procedures for challenging state commercial court rulings, the effects were wide-ranging. Get the details and learn more about how they may affect your business interests.
The law, effective 19 March 2014, allows the Supreme Court of Ukraine to review decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine in cases of challenging acts, actions and inactivity of the Verkhovna Rada, the president of Ukraine or the Supreme Council of Justice of Ukraine.
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We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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