Since there are no international governing judges the means of dispute resolution is determined by jurisdiction. Each individual country hears cases that are brought before them. Governments choose to be party to a dispute. And private citizens determine jurisdiction by the Forum Clause in their contract. Besides forum, another factor in international disputes is the rate of exchange. With currency fluctuation ascending and descending over years, a lack of Commerce Clause can jeopardize trade between parties when one party becomes unjustly enriched through natural market fluctuations. By listing the rate of exchange expected over the contract life, parties can provide for changes in the market through reassessment of contract or division of exchange rate fluctuations.
There for as local attorneys we are capable to protect our clients interest in cross border transaction and trading by tailoring and accommodating the contracts and clients needs. We provide advice and representation of global clients on trade matters before national courts and administrations.
The firm's clientele includes major multi-national corporations, independent import/export companies, trading companies and domestic manufacturers. The firm maintains close relationships with allied professionals such as customhouse brokers, freight forwarders and accounting firms in order to provide additional resources to assist our clients. We also maintain close contacts with foreign law firms from our principal trading partners specializing in international trade matters.
We assist clients with international trade matters including: the interpretation of international trade agreements and litigation or settlement of trade disputes; customs compliance and enforcement; trade remedy proceedings (such as antidumping investigations); export controls and embargoes; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance; regulation of foreign investment; and trade issues that arise in transactions.
Our in-depth understanding of our clients' industries and technologies allows us to deliver effective solutions that reflect the client's long-term goals. To this end, we regularly team with lawyers in the firm's other practice areas. Our experience with a multitude of trade-related problems allows us to offer practical advice on implementation strategies.
We represent clients in a wide range of industries, including computer hardware and software, aerospace, defense, semiconductors, financial institutions, satellite services, energy, agriculture, chemicals, steel, travel, automotive, and electronics.