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Cross-border legal matters are often complex, requiring bilingual lawyers and legal counsel who fully understand how different cultures approach and understand negotiations. With over two decades of on-the-ground experience in East Asia, including in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and the ASEAN region, Dickinson Wright’s lawyers understand the nuances of East Asia’s local customs and business practices. Our insights into these nuances enhance our ability to support our clients’ foreign investment and business opportunities in North America, enabling us to provide seamless representation for both inbound and outbound investments. Our knowledge and experience working within the legal systems of North America and East Asia have proven invaluable to our clients, who are often anxious to understand the ramifications of the different legal and regulatory environments.
Our experienced team of lawyers and professionals has advised companies of all sizes throughout East Asia on their investments in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. From professionals to small entrepreneurs to large private companies, state-owned enterprises, and publicly traded companies, our team has successfully worked with more than 350 investors from East Asia to North America. And, for our clients looking to do business in East Asia, our team cooperates with various legal partners in the countries of interest to provide domestic and in-country support as required.
We are proactive and accessible, providing practical advice while vigorously advocating for each clients’ needs. We draw from our deep knowledge and experience of core industries leveraging the most advanced technologies and communication strategies to bring a depth of resources to our client representation. Additionally, our attorneys are regularly recognized for their work by Chambers, Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, and other leading evaluating organizations.
Founded in Detroit in 1878, Dickinson Wright is an international law firm with a full range of legal services and a distinguished reputation. For decades, our attorneys have assisted national and international companies seeking to expand their presence in North America through mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, greenfield investments, brownfield redevelopments, expansion, and construction of manufacturing facilities, and research and development centers.
Today, with 19 offices located in key North American trade and manufacturing corridors, our firm draws on the resources of more than 40 practice areas, offering integrated solutions to our clients’ global business needs. Our collaborative approach includes an experienced and fully integrated team offering a knowledgeable and informed approach to your projects.
Our East Asia Practice Group provides strategic legal counsel to companies looking to expand or establish operations in North America. From obtaining financing to resolving cross-border disputes, we help our client network with global authorities to navigate every issue that arises. Our work includes: