Lex Mundi cross-border teams provide deep experience across legal disciplines, sharing up-to-the-minute local knowledge of procedures and regulation.
From global compliance, merger notifications and dawn raids to cartel investigations and damage claims, antitrust and competition law is designed to protect fair competition. For global businesses, keeping on top of changing legislation in multiple countries can be a daunting task.
Our network of top independent law firms brings together deep local knowledge of regulation in each jurisdiction to help you quickly overcome complex challenges.
Case Study: Global airline merger in Latin America
When two major airlines in Latin America wanted to combine their operations into a worldwide airline group, they contacted Claro & Cia, the Lex Mundi member firm for Chile.
Lex Mundi brought together a team of top lawyers across five jursidictions. Our cross-border team provided the client with seamless support in antitrust matters and codeshare agreements in each of the five jurisdictions. The groundbreaking merger successfully created a prominent airline group in the world.
The working team comprised of the following member firms: Claro & Cia., Abogados, Chile; Brigard Urrutia, Colombia; Chiomenti, Italy; Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Argentina; Uría Menéndez, Spain
Banking and financial law is a volatile, fast-moving specialism. From corporate finance and private equity to securities and PPP/PFI transactions, regulations change quickly and global businesses need to be on top of developments in multiple jurisdictions at once.
Lex Mundi’s global network of embedded local experts ensures you are always up to date and always competitive, whatever jurisdictions you work across.
For global businesses, criminal and compliance investigations inevitably have international reach. Subsidiaries, parent companies, supply chains and customers can be anywhere in the world – as can proceeds and assets.
Our collaborative network of top law firms has the on-the-ground experience you need in every jurisdiction to guide you safely through multinational investigations and prosecutions.
International and multi-jurisdictional transactions are increasingly complex in today’s fast-changing political and economic climate. Lex Mundi assist on all types of corporate transactions worldwide, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, reorganizations and corporate compliance.
Our network’s on-the-ground experience in each local jurisdiction ensures smooth transactions with seamless joined-up service across international borders.
Case Study: Israeli M&A Transaction
A group of Israeli banks, foreign banks and financial institutions were collectively serving as the lender in a complex merger involving Lumenis, an Israeli-based healthcare company, and XIO Group, a Hong Kong-based investment firm. The facility – negotiated for a mere three months – has been secured by securities granted by subsidiaries located in multiple jurisdictions around the world.
Each member firm developed a tailor-made security package for their respective jurisdiction that included the specific nature of the securities and the legal situation pertaining to such securities, taking into account also the characteristics of the entities providing such security. S. Horowitz & Co. served as lead firm for the financial group, coordinating the transfer of all relevant information and billing arrangements with each member firm.
Through the cohesive work of Lex Mundi member firms, the required facility agreement was signed, and the Lumenis acquisition was completed. The acquisition, valued at more than 500,000,000 USD, was one of the largest M&A transactions completed in Israel.
The working team comprised of the following member firms: S. Horowitz & Co., Israel; Chiomenti, Italy; Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., India.
With life and work increasingly conducted online, personal data, company data and intellectual property are at ever-increasing risk from cyberattacks. Data breaches can happen despite the strongest security and control efforts and they cross international borders by their very nature.
Lex Mundi’s international team of cybersecurity experts can help you plan ahead and react quickly with a thorough, agile response plan.
Explore our Cybersecurity resources to discover how our member firms are able to respond to your urgent cyber needs.
As businesses increase their use of data to drive commercial activity, jurisdictions across the globe are strengthening regulatory frameworks and increasing controls on the collection, use and storage of personal information.
Our network of member firm lawyers provides local expertise on anticipating regulatory risk to overcome these cross-border data and cybersecurity challenges.
The growing momentum behind tackling global warming is bringing change to sustainability regulations across jurisdictions – changes that may affect you and your clients.
Our network of member firm lawyers around the world provides valuable local expertise and updates on these regulations, within and across borders.
As the world tackles a combination of extreme financial challenges and disruption, organisations face a growing need for expertise in insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring. The ability to plan for and navigate these specialisms is critical.
Our network of members, working across continents in conjunction with other practice and industry group specialists, provides valuable expert advice for all stakeholders.
Case Study: Cross-Border Bankruptcy of Metals Refinery
Akerman LLP, Lex Mundi member firm for USA, Florida, acted for Miami-based precious metals refinery, Republic Metals Company (RMC) and filed a bankruptcy case under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code. Shortly thereafter, Akerman sought assistance from Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C., Lex Mundi member firm for Mexico, to put RMC’s Mexican subsidiary (RTMM), into the same bankruptcy proceeding.
Basham successfully negotiated settlements with multiple Mexican creditors, which Akerman then had approved by the Bankruptcy Court. In the spring of 2019, one Mexican creditor initiated criminal proceedings against RTMM and two of its representatives, in violation of the automatic stay. With Basham’s counsel, Akerman moved the Bankruptcy Court to enforce the automatic stay and require the Mexican creditor to dismiss the criminal proceeding.
The Bankruptcy Court agreed with RTMM and entered an order directing the creditor to end the proceeding and awarded Akerman and Basham their fees and costs incurred in bringing the motion.
The working team comprised of the following member firms: Akerman LLP, USA (Florida); Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C., Mexico.
Intellectual property is the most valuable asset of many businesses, and protecting the innovation and creativity behind products and services is essential. Yet advances in technology are heightening the risks of imitation.
Our network of member firm lawyers collaborates regularly to share knowledge and locals insight into this rapidly evolving environment.
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At a time when international trade has never been so important to the global economy, it’s also under threat from regulatory challenges and geopolitical disruption. For organisations trading across borders, the importance of anticipating risk is acute.
Our expert network shares the knowledge on trending issues, new legislation, petitions and recent case law that you and your clients require to plan ahead.
Co-ordinating employee benefits and pensions across jurisdictions can prove highly complex in terms of best practice and compliance audits. It’s also a significant challenge when it comes to M&A due diligence and post-acquisition integration.
From advice in a single jurisdiction to coordination of complex cross-border issues, our network of member firm lawyers offers expertise wherever you need it.
Many of today’s companies operate in an intensely competitive global marketplace and we’re increasingly seeing this result in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. When this affects you and your clients, local knowledge and specialist planning is essential.
Our global network of member firm lawyers meets regularly to share the trends and best practices that provide clients with a head start in an increasingly regulated environment.
Case Study: Union Dispute for a Technology Company
Kromann Reumert, Lex Mundi’s member firm for Denmark, assisted its client, MIPS Technologies Inc, a semiconductor manufacturer, with a union dispute. A group of 50 former employees sued to have forfeited stock options restored. Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Lex Mundi’s member firm for District of Columbia, had a similar trial in their case files and joined Kromann Reumert to assist on the matter.
The firms’ joint effort and combined knowledge of the matter paid off with a reverse lawsuit in the U.S. resulting in a union settlement in Denmark.
The working team comprised of the following member firms: Kromann Reumert, Denmark; Steptoe & Johnson LLP, USA (Columbia).
Cross-border real estate transactions continue to increase in terms of both quantity and complexity. With laws and regulations varying widely between jurisdictions, understanding the ever-changing legal environment is impossible without local knowledge.
Our worldwide network of member firm lawyers provides that expertise, matched to your specific demands, wherever you and your clients are doing business.
Tax regulations are a complex issue across any jurisdiction, and even more so across multiple borders. As global integration accelerates, expertise in these areas is at a premium, particularly as changes to regulations increasingly ebb and flow.
Our unrivalled global network is here to help you unravel that complexity and achieve successful outcomes, within a single jurisdiction or across multiple countries.
The Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Group members pool wide-ranging experience from litigation and international arbitration to corporate investigations and product liability disputes. Members meet in person several times a year to network, share knowledge and discuss opportunities to develop global solutions for clients.