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Calfee’s International group offers a broad range of legal advice and counseling services to companies transacting business across the border or overseas and to those venturing into the United States.  While based in Ohio, we are truly attorneys without borders, effectively providing commercial insight and practical legal advice worldwide.  The absence of satellite offices provides our clients the assurance that the attorneys familiar with their business and needs will remain active in representing their interests globally.

Our cross-practice team of attorneys handle a wide variety of transactions and matters on behalf of clients.  We have been involved with matters on virtually every continent including Europe, Asia, the UK and South America.  Our attorneys are skilled in mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; commercial finance; product and service marketing issues, including distributorships, franchise and other sales structuring techniques and regulations; the protection of intellectual property rights; tax; labor and employment relations; securities; employee benefits; and dispute resolution including international mediation, litigation and arbitration.

Calfee is the exclusive member firm in Ohio for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.  As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact.  individually, each Lex Mundi member firm is a leader in its local market. Collectively, Lex Mundi firms provide global legal resources with unmatched depth and breadth. Working with other Lex Mundi firms, we are able to seamlessly handle our clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

Work in China
Calfee has assisted several clients with legal issues associated with opening and running Chinese R&D and manufacturing facilities.  This includes vetting business partners, drafting NNN agreements, overseeing formation of joint ventures, managing IP assets developed in China and enforcing IP in China.  Additionally, Calfee has helped several China companies enter the United States market.  By working with companies on both sides of the Pacific — and addressing their specific problems and needs — Calfee has obtained a unique perspective on China-United States business relationships.