Practice Areas

Practice Area Details

International

The international practice of RMKB is headed by a French National and a lawyer who is a native of Hong Kong. This practice group includes attorneys who speak French, Italian, Spanish, German, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese (we have other language abilities within the firm that can be used).  Our attorneys have advised companies  around the world.  The diversity of practice and experience of our lawyers enables  the firm to provide a wide range of services to foreign corporations doing business in the United States and US companies working over seas, particularly in the high technology and green tech industries of Silicon Valley. 

Our international practice includes transactional work, including entity formation, protection of intellectual property, contract negotiations and venture capital investments, as well as litigation, on behalf of and against foreign companies. We also have extensive experience in tracing assets and ownership of foreign companies in the enforcement and collection of judgments. 

RMKB has represented numerous US companies in M&A deals throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America; as well as foreign companies in the establishment of US subsidiaries and acquisition of US companies. 

The admission of one of the attorneys of this practice group to the Quebec Bar enables RMKB to offer a wide range of legal services involving Canadian laws, both locally and in Canada.

RMKB is affiliated with the firm of Liau, Ho and Chan, one of the leading mid-sized Hong Kong law firms.  This firm delivers a full range of legal services to the Asian market , including associations  in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Singapore, Thailand and Sydney, Australia. Examples of our international experience in the Asian market include representation of a foreign company  for  the construction of a golf course in Hangzhou, negotiation for purchase of a U.S. newspaper company on behalf of a Chinese company, legal work related to the purchase of a Hong Kong stock brokerage company on behalf of a Chinese company, and the legal work involved in the sale of a well known hotel in Shenzhen on behalf of a Hong Kong company. 

Examples of our experience in the European market include: The representation of a French software company with U.S. and Singapore subsidiaries in its $17.5 million acquisition by a Santa Clara-based publicly traded company; representation of a French jewelry manufacturer in a breach of contract action; representation of a French health care insurance company intending to issue a California health insurance policy for expatriates; organization and representation of a European technology company establishing California operations to develop and manufacture proprietary microprocessors; and representation of a pool of European investors representing $5.0 million in the $14.3 million financing of a Silicon Valley-based emerging software company; settlement and joint venture between US, and Italian and Singapore renewable energy/bio fuel companies.