Top Tips in International Law for In-House Counsel

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on June 23, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a globalized marketplace, in-house counsel are increasingly called upon to address international issues. And recent events have made knowledge of international law and business even more important, as a potential Brexit threatens to upend European markets and as the U.S. moves to crack down (or not) on international bribery.

To help give you a hand in handling international matters, here are our top tips on international law and business, from the FindLaw archives.

1. 4 Tips for Navigating the Waters of International Business

Knowing how to handle an international deal isn't just about understanding the laws of another nation. In-house counsel need to be aware of how compliance is handled, what sorts of privilege apply to legal work, cultural differences, and more.

2. Tips for Drafting an International Arbitration Clause

International arbitration agreements aren't entirely different from their domestic equivalents. But, when crafting arbitration clauses for international business, there are a few unique factors to keep in mind.

3. What You Need to Know About the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the largest regional trade agreement in history, encompassing 12 nations, 800 million people, and almost half of the world's GDP. It could significantly change how business is done in much of the world. Here's what you need to know.

4. Need to Protect IP Internationally? File a PCT Application.

Filing an application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty can help add an extra layer of protection to your intellectual property and give you extra time to file for patent protection in foreign jurisdictions.

5. EU Safe Harbor Ruling: Implications for Businesses

For years, the EU protected American businesses from strict restrictions against moving personal data outside of Europe. But that Safe Harbor Agreement was recently invalidated, do to U.S. government snooping. What's this mean for you?

6. NY Considers Change for Foreign Lawyers Turned In-House Counsel

If you need an international perspective for your in-house legal department, New York might make things a bit easier for you. The Empire State is currently considering changing its rules on unlawful practice, in order to allow in-house counsel who have not been admitted to the New York Bar, but have been licensed elsewhere, to practice.

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