What We Do: International Legal Issues
Ackerson Kauffman Fex attorneys have represented U.S. and international clients in U.S. Courts and Federal Agencies, and in 15 other countries on five continents.
International legal issues often can be resolved most effectively right here in the United States. We now focus our international practice on opportunities, remedies and rights that may be created or enforced in U.S. Courts and Federal Agencies.
When our clients’ needs also require the assistance of foreign lawyers, we identify and work closely with local attorneys whose reputations and abilities we can rely on.
- International Contract and Investment Disputes
We have represented clients in contract disputes, acquisition due diligence, and investment disputes in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, South America and Asia. One of our attorneys opened the first American law firm office in Egypt. Another is a dual citizen of the United States and Sweden. One of our former attorneys is a Chinese national with an American law degree who is now practicing in Beijing.
- International Financial and Accounting Disputes
Our attorneys have successfully prosecuted claims in U.S. Courts on behalf of foreign banks against major American-based banks and against international accounting firms arising from improper accounting and management of international financial indentures.
- International Trade
We have represented U.S. and international clients in matters before the U.S International Trade Commission, the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). One of our attorneys represented the United States in trade and development missions in Egypt, Yemen, Russia and Kazakhstan.
- International Property Rights, Intellectual Property Rights, and Human Rights
We have represented both Americans and foreign nationals in seeking compensation in U.S. Courts arising from abuses of property rights, contractual rights and human rights by foreign governments and by American companies operating in foreign countries.
- International Arbitration
Our lawyers have enforced clients’ rights under international arbitration clauses in the Middle East and Europe, including arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce in Geneva.