International Advisory

The Murphy & McGonigle International Advisory team provides strategic and general business advice to clients on international business expansions, operations and global transactions, specifically in the areas of financial services, biotech, energy and health care. From managing M&A transactions and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Latin America, and the European Union to serving as the Independent Advisor for a Swiss bank to our work with international entities on FCPA and anti-bribery policies and procedures, our team helps our international clients face unique and challenging issues.

We provide our clients with up-to-date information in order to anticipate and react to impending regulatory changes. But beyond that, our attorneys’ strong relations with government and business leaders help us keep our clients informed with regard to doing business globally. Our team offers guidance on a wide range of matters – from acting as a sounding board to providing a plan of action to working hand-in-hand with our clients.

Our clients benefit from our experience and understanding of business goals and legal issues domestically and abroad.

Our attorneys are fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, German and French.

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Looking Forward

The stakes for ignoring the multinational focus on corruption are high. The above chart shows the exponential growth in U.S. fines for bribery of foreign government officials. Fines for inadequate anti-money laundering, know your customer, and sanctions programs have been growing as well. Two other areas of heightened focus in the coming year are Brexit and LIBOR. With the UK leaving the EU, companies who passported services through Europe via a London office are establishing new means for accessing EU customers. The imminent end of LIBOR h opened the door for new interbank reference lending rates, including SARON, SOFR, SONIA, TONAR, and ESTER. 2021 should be a very busy year for updating reference lending rates in countless loan and trading agreements.