Jackson Walker’s Global Reach

Jackson Walker acts for clients engaged in a broad range of transnational activities and provides a full range of corporate, financial, and tax planning advice. Foreign and U.S. clients call upon Jackson Walker to assist in their penetration and development of markets, to provide advice, negotiation skills and connections, and to play a major role in dispute resolution through counseling, litigation, mediation, or arbitration. Jackson Walker has an established network of correspondent law firms and is a founding member of Globalaw™, a network of independent law firms located in more than 65 countries.

Jackson Walker’s international energy practice covers advocacy, negotiations and documentation involving exploration and production projects, pipeline projects, development of gathering and processing plants and other midstream assets, development of gas storage facilities, development of gas fired and thermal electric power plants, evaluation of gas and electric utility transmission and distribution systems, development of LNG plants and extensive matters relating to transportation of LNG, development of petrochemical plants, and financing and operational matters.

The firm’s attorneys handle on a daily basis transactions involving Mexican companies doing business in the United States and U.S. companies investing in or trading with Mexico, and Jackson Walker’s Litigation Section handles the resolution of disputes arising from transnational transactions involving Mexico.

Membership in Globalaw

Globalaw™, The International Law Group, is a worldwide network of independent law firms, comprising firms representing over 65 jurisdictions. Through Globalaw and the other relationships established by Jackson Walker with attorneys throughout the world, Jackson Walker attorneys have access to local attorneys in foreign jurisdictions with the skills and connections essential for our clients’ development of their foreign businesses.

Jackson Walker is a founding member of Globalaw™ and its attorneys are regular participants in the national and international meetings of the network and its practice groups. Active involvement in the network has allowed the firm’s attorneys to establish close relationships that enable Jackson Walker to provide effective foreign counsel for U.S. clients doing transnational business.

All of the Globalaw™ firms share common characteristics. Most are of medium size, as defined by their various jurisdictions, with the ability to devote personal attention to their clients. Many are active in the International Bar Association. All have broadly based commercial, corporate, and business practices. All have litigation capabilities and transnational as well as domestic practices.

While Globalaw™ is an informal network of independent, self-governing firms, it remains an invaluable forum through which Jackson Walker attorneys have access to international information, developments, and foreign counsel to enable us to work with the firm’s clients to provide legal advice and access to business particularities in foreign jurisdictions.

The firm’s practice representing U.S. based investors and businesses in their efforts to reach global markets includes:

  • Access to foreign markets through agency, distributor, franchise and joint venture agreements;
  • Structuring, negotiating and documenting mergers, acquisitions of companies and assets, and strategic alliances;
  • Establishment of foreign operations, including organization of foreign entities, movement of U.S. personnel to foreign countries, and related labor, benefits and tax issues;
  • Litigation, mediation, and arbitration;
  • Protection of intellectual property abroad and the licensing of technology and intellectual property;
  • Letters of credit and other financing of equity and debt requirements; and
  • Handling international tax issues and disputes with taxing authorities.

For foreign entities and other foreign persons, Jackson Walker attorneys act in the United States to do the following:

  • Defend clients sued or involved in arbitration in the United States or pursue remedies for foreign entities or individuals in United States in State and Federal courts and through arbitration;
  • Advise upon and implement the issuance of shares and ADRs or other equity by foreign issuers in the United States securities markets, both public and private;
  • Prosecute patent, trademark, and copyright matters, including licensing of technology;
  • Advise upon domestic and foreign tax matters, including tax treaty problems and direct and indirect foreign tax credit matters, and provide counseling for general tax and business planning;
  • Structure, negotiate and document acquisitions and dispositions of companies (public and private) and assets to achieve clients’ tax, legal, and business strategies;
  • Structure sales and/or leasing transactions, with a particular emphasis on representation, distribution, licensing, franchising, and financing agreements;
  • Negotiate and document joint venture agreements and strategic alliances;
  • Advise upon trade matters;
  • Counsel clients regarding compliance with treaties and regulations;
  • Provide advice and processing regarding visa, immigration, and naturalization matters;
  • Counsel clients on U.S. estate planning, working with their local advisors, and prepare wills and trusts to implement the plans; and
  • Select and establish appropriate investment structures to achieve client goals.
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November 30, 2022

USA Business Digest: November 2022

The USA Business Digest is a newsletter covering legal insights for European companies and investors in the United States.

This month, we will take a closer look at (1) U.S.-style discovery in international arbitration and (2) the Lanham Act’s foreign reach to recover damages.

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November 9, 2022
Attorney News

Manny Schoenhuber Joins Board of European American Chamber of Commerce Texas

Manny Schoenhuber has unanimously been named a Board Member of the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) Texas.

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October 31, 2022

USA Business Digest: October 2022

The USA Business Digest is a newsletter covering legal insights for European companies and investors in the United States.

This edition takes a closer look at (1) an Executive Order implementing the EU-US data privacy framework and (2) potential implications a federal noncompete law could have on your business.

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September 28, 2022

USA Business Digest: September 2022

The USA Business Digest is a newsletter covering legal insights for European companies and investors in the United States.

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September 15, 2022
Speaking Engagements

Nick Diamond Speaks on Vaccine Development at National Vaccine Law Conference

Nick Diamond presented two sessions at the National Vaccine Law Conference held at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. The first session, “International Vaccine Law,” covered international structures for the development, regulation, and distribution of vaccines. The second session, “The Bright Future of Vaccine Development,” discusses regulatory issues for the collective pipeline.

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September 9, 2022

Supply Chain Due Diligence Requirements for Certain Companies Doing Business in Germany Soon to Go Into Effect

By Nicholas J. Diamond & Manny Schoenhuber | On January 1, 2023, the so-called Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz) (the “Act”) will go into effect in Germany. Many companies doing business in Germany will need to ready their compliance operations in the coming months. The Act is also part of a broader trend in the European Union (EU) towards establishing mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence requirements, particularly for supply chain operations.

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August 30, 2022
Attorney News

Manny Schoenhuber Invited to Attend Program Held in Honor of Dutch Royalty

As King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands pay a working visit to the United States this September, Manny Schoenhuber will proudly represent Jackson Walker as an attendee of the official delegation trip.

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August 24, 2022

USA Business Digest: August 2022

The USA Business Digest is a newsletter covering legal insights for European companies in the United States.

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May 31, 2022

Bryan Birkeland and Manny Schoenhuber Represent Jackson Walker at Globalaw European Regional Meeting

Jackson Walker has maintained a steady presence in Globalaw under the leadership of Bryan Birkeland. Recently, Bryan was joined by fellow Jackson Walker attorney Manny Schoenhuber at the Globalaw EMEA regional meeting held May 19-21, 2022, in Luxembourg.

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March 15, 2022

What Immigrant Investors Need to Know About the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act

By Christian Triantaphyllis | Substantial changes are forthcoming for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program as the omnibus spending bill awaits President Biden’s signature.

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