The location of a company’s incorporation and the daily management of its business activity play an important role in a company’s growth. Align provides its clients with advice and representation in a variety of global business activities and transactions. Our professionals have helped clients form and grow an appropriate business entity for: international mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures, teaming agreements, joint development and marketing partnerships; foreign distribution, reseller, sales representative, agent, “Del Credere” and other marketing agreements.
The Align team advises clients on potentially applicable laws, including export sanctions and controls, antitrust and competition laws, intellectual property laws, and laws relating to the appointment of agents and distributors. We also counsel on foreign issues such as: enforceability of contracts; corporate ownership; legality and regulation of the proposed business; form and method of payment; local-currency issues; employee relations; litigation and arbitration; preferred structure of local presence; applicable bilateral investment treaties; taxes; customs, import and export requirements; and political risk.