As cross-border business grows increasingly subject to disruptive shifts in markets, industries and geopolitical realities, effective international counsel becomes even more crucial. Katten represents US and foreign clients in cross-border transactions, disputes and regulatory matters from the United States and through well-established offices in London and Shanghai.

Multidisciplinary counsel in the UK

Lawyers in our London office support clients across a number of business areas. Our London-based team plays a key role in financial services projects on both sides of the Atlantic. We advise sponsors of all kinds on the structuring and financing of cross-border transactions. We are involved in various forms of dispute resolution, conduct internal investigations for US companies facing European regulators, perform asset recovery in cases of loan fraud, and defend both companies and individuals in white-collar criminal matters. We are highly active in the real estate and hospitality markets, with multidisciplinary skills attuned to private equity real estate investors, and we have significant capabilities in corporate, finance and asset management. Alongside these particular strengths, we offer a full-service practice that meets the full spectrum of needs our clients face in these areas.

A business bridge between China and the United States

From our offices in China and US, we provide bilingual, bicultural counsel to Chinese entities entering US markets and to US companies seeking to do business in China. Our extensive knowledge of the business practices, legal systems and regulatory frameworks of both countries is sought by clients that require seamless representation in unfamiliar environments.

Serving the needs of Indian commerce

Katten's multidisciplinary team has the experience and cultural sensibilities necessary to help Indian companies and multinationals doing business in India with a variety of cross-border matters. Our attorneys handle corporate transactions, antitrust and commercial litigation, trade regulations and compliance, and intellectual property matters. We provide efficient counsel for a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, private equity, real estate and hospitality.

In addition, our attorneys advise clients in a wide range of multinational, multijurisdictional matters, including:

  • Enforcement, protection and defense of patent, trademark and copyright rights
  • Transfer, protection and licensing of intellectual property assets in cross-border transactions
  • Tax and estate planning issues relating to multinational holdings
  • Tax aspects of US operations and investments for foreign clients
  • Structuring of domestic and multinational startup businesses and venture capital investments to take advantage of tax laws
  • Transactional representation and business counseling for national and global companies
  • Foreign antitrust investigations

"[Katten is] well-connected around the world, which has helped us with being able to go to one firm for all of our needs."

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