International Transactions

Spanning time and industry

Our attorneys have represented clients in a wide array of industries over the years in structuring, negotiating, and documenting business transactions and arrangements around the world. Our clients include public and private corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, public-private partnerships, and other entities. Our services span the corporate spectrum and include mergers and acquisitions, fund formation, raising capital (private, public and governmental), reorganizations, venture capital, franchising, licensing, commercial finance, antitrust, tax, and ancillary legal matters.

Crossing borders

We have international transactional experience in more than 85 jurisdictions:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • European Union
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • St. Maarten
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad
  • Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen


Working on complex international transactions requires a highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioner – someone with a depth of knowledge that far surpasses the ability to speak a particular foreign language. At Jackson Walker, our international group includes several attorneys who are foreign nationals or have foreign citizenship, have served as senior executives in companies outside the United States or have been legal counsel to companies with many international locations. The knowledge gained through these experiences offers clients seasoned attorneys who are culturally immersed and who completely appreciate the business practices and methods unique to that country.

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January 19, 2022

What Businesses Need to Know About LIPA, ICTS Regulations, and Protections for Critical Infrastructure

This episode of Jackson Walker’s Fast Takes podcast features Robert Soza discussing the Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act (LIPA) and regulations from the U.S. Department of Commerce on the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) supply chain.

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January 11, 2022

Texas and Federal Government Seek to Protect U.S. Infrastructure From Disruption by Foreign Adversaries

By Robert Soza | The Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act (LIPA) and the “information and communication technology and services” regulations add to and overlap a complicated web of federal statutes and regulations that prohibits U.S. businesses or individuals from engaging in any commercial transactions with certain foreign countries.

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September 15, 2021

“Don’t Lose Your Way! Navigating the Cross-Border Corporate Compliance Maze”

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11.00 EDT • 16.00 CEST • 21.00 ICT
Join Globalaw for a webinar discussing business and legal risks in cross-border transactions, best practices in pre-transaction due diligence and post-transaction compliance, and how to effectively conduct an internal investigation or defend and manage a government investigation.

International village feast

February 18, 2020

CFIUS Begins Review Process for Real Estate Transactions by a Foreign Investor

Growing concern about foreign surveillance and intelligence gathering led Congress to provide CFIUS with authority to review real estate transactions by foreign parties when it passed FIRRMA.

International village feast

February 18, 2020

Exceptions to Coverage for “Excluded” Foreign Investors and States and Investment Funds From the Expanded CFIUS Jurisdiction

There are two important exceptions from coverage that need to be evaluated in determining what, if any, steps need to be taken to ensure compliance with the new CFIUS regulations.

International village feast

February 18, 2020

New Rules Expand CFIUS Jurisdiction Over Foreign Investment in U.S. Businesses and Real Estate

On January 13, 2020, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued its final regulations, which went into effect on February 13, 2020.

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Our attorneys regularly provide counseling and assistance regarding issues associated with exportation, importation and trade. We have attorneys who are licensed custom brokers and others who concentrate entirely in export classification and regulation. Our team has participated in drafting free trade agreements, including agreements made in the Americas and those with Asia and Europe. We also have experience in complex export classification areas, including encryption technology and deemed exports and have assisted numerous entities with regard to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). We also have experience with WTO issues, the World Customs Organization, and Investment Treaties.

Immigration/Labor Issues

Jackson Walker has attorneys with tremendous experience in all facets of the permanent residence process, which ranges from labor certifications and recruitment campaigns to immigrant petitions, national interest waivers and applications to adjust to permanent resident status. In addition, we assist companies in compliance with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) by reviewing hiring policies, assisting with corporate compliance, dealing with employer sanctions, conducting on-site audits, and teaching our clients’ staff to properly execute and maintain employment verification forms. Jackson Walker also has become a go-to firm for investment visa applications.


We have a team of attorneys well-versed and seasoned in the issues related to international transportation and logistic requirements. We understand the issues related to supply chain and intercompany agreements between subsidiaries and the protection of matters with regard to transportation across borders. We have experience representing both motor carriers and shippers in cargo loss and damage claims for goods moving by land, sea, and air. We also have experience in dealing with risk of loss and other security matters, as well as insurance and commodity matters.

Intellectual Property

Jackson Walker has assembled an experienced group of attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights in the U.S. and abroad, as well as maximize intellectual property through various business transactions. We regularly counsel clients with regard to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets; practice before government agencies to secure those rights; render patentability and patent, trademark and copyright infringement opinions; and handle enforcement issues.


The Jackson Walker Tax Practice group provides a full range of services to U.S. and foreign clients in all areas of federal, state, local and international taxation matters, including issues dealing with corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, and real estate investments. Our services cover matters involving franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, tax treaty applications, estate and probate taxes, employee benefit and executive compensation plans, IRS audits, and tax litigation matters. Our clients encompass a broad spectrum of taxpayers, including public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, employer benefit trusts, and individual taxpayers. Members of the Tax Practice Group regularly assist clients with a wide variety of complex international transactions.

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