International Law

McCandlish Holton provides legal services that businesses demand to succeed in the global environment. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the legal, governmental and cultural complexities of international business.

From our founding, we have represented U.S. and multinational companies conducting business abroad, often in challenging economic or regulatory environments. The group draws on attorneys with expertise in a multitude of practice areas, including corporate and finance, technology transfer and intellectual property, and taxation.

Our international practice group works on both “inbound” and “outbound” transactions. McCandlish Holton has significant expertise in working with international companies as they start and build successful U.S. operations. We understand the particular needs of foreign businesses as they develop their presence in the United States.

Attorneys in the international practice group of our U.S. offices have lived and practiced in many countries overseas. The firm has personnel conversant or fluent in 6 languages including French, German, Italian, Swedish, Ukrainian and Romanian.

McCandlish Holton has particular expertise in representing U.S. and other companies in China. Our firm was among the first U.S. law firms to open an office in China. Through the firm's network of relationships in China, McCandlish Holton has personnel who are uniquely situated to assist with the variety of legal and business issues which can arise for foreign businesses active anywhere in China. For the firm’s clients doing business in China, McCandlish Holton devises practical business strategies for successful operation within China’s ever-changing, transitional economy.

The firm is a member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide, an invitation-only network of over 100 private law firms in over 150 locations that provide legal services to businesses and individuals internationally. Through its relationship with this select group of law firms, McCandlish Holton can provide its clients with deep and trusted resources worldwide.