Cross-Border Transactions

McGuireWoods’ international cross-border transactions team provides high-quality counsel for clients in more than 100 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific Rim. That’s why we’re ranked among the top law firms in the world for M&A, private equity, capital markets and syndicated debt financings in highly respected league tables published by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. And the firm’s high volume of deal activity and innovative approach to serving corporate clients led Mergers & Acquisitions magazine to name us Mid- Market M&A “Law Firm of the Year.”

Chambers USA, the definitive guide to leading lawyers, consistently recognizes McGuireWoods for our transactional practice and we’re praised for our M&A and private equity deal work around the globe in Legal 500 ’s lists of most recommended law firms. Such sophisticated work earned McGuireWoods repeated honors from theInternational Financial Law Review, with the firm twice receiving IFLR’s Equity Deal of the Year and Debt & Equity Linked Deal of the Year.

We advise U.S.-based companies that want to expand operations overseas as well as foreign corporations and investors seeking business opportunities in the United States and other countries. We also work with foreign governments on infrastructure projects and other economic stimulus initiatives.

Our team guides clients through complex and evolving issues involving mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other major transactions. We advise on business issues (financial and practical operational considerations); provide tax analysis (U.S. and international tax planning); draft and negotiate transactional, financing, joint venture and shareholder agreements; implement technology exchanges; counsel on real estate, environmental and employment matters; prepare licenses and obtain governmental approvals; protect intellectual property; assist with corporate law and merger requirements; facilitate supply chain management and commercial contracts; and coordinate with and direct local counsel.

McGuireWoods’ corporate and transactional lawyers are located in key commercial, financial and regulatory capitals across the United States and Europe. Given the geographic scope of our clients, our language, business and cultural skills offer an important international advantage. McGuireWoods has working relationships with local lawyers in every part of the world. Our global presence is further strengthened through a unique cooperative arrangement in China with law firm FuJae Partners.

As a value-add to clients, to help move projects through administrative and political barriers, we work closely with McGuireWoods Consulting, the firm’s Washington, D.C.-based government relations and public policy subsidiary. Ranked among the Top 20 government relations firms on The National Law Journal’s “Influence 50” list, McGuireWoods Consulting is a national leader in developing innovative and strategic ways to serve our clients.