Transborder Technology Transactions Team

Providing one-stop coordination and single point of contact for clients seeking seamless assistance in transborder, multijurisdictional transactions. Experienced legal team with hands on knowledge of fast-moving tech industries and the requirements of shareholders and management of both start-up and established corporations.

Coordination: One-stop coordination and project management; single point of contact.

Network: Mobilization of transborder legal and technology network.

Experience: Collaboration with CEO’s, CFO’s, Directors, lead investors, engineers, scientists, and lawyers.

Project Management: Coordination of due diligence, transactions, and agreements in line with the overall strategy defined by client.

Fee Management: Management of fees for legal and professional team to align with client expectations.

Service Delivery: Focused, rigorous, efficient, pro-active, value driven.

Get deals done on time

Jurisdictions: US, France, UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Russia, and Mexico.

Languages: English, French, German, and Spanish.

Transactions Size: B2B or B2C with a size range between $1 million and $100 million.

Technology Industries: Electronics, semiconductor, robotics, automotive, solar, oil and gas, telecommunications, biotech, medtech, cleantech, commodities, food, consumer.

Contracts/Agreements: Technology transfer, supply, development, patent and trademark licensing, non-disclosure, IP and know-how transfers, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution, agency, software development, outsourcing, insourcing, shareholder, employment, consulting, sponsorship, marketing, promotional, settlement agreements, and co-existence agreements regarding intellectual property disputes.

IP Counseling: Trademarks, patents, copyright, trade secret, including portfolio development and management; social media.

Transactions: Technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, equity and debt, public and private.

Litigation: Strategic approach to transborder dispute resolution, advice on mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Strengths: Over 30 years international experience in the fields of corporate, IP and IT laws

Strategy: Using transborder/cross-border technology transactions as a strategic tool for reaching business objectives to maximize competitive advantage and return on investment.

Collaboration: Collaborating with business teams to facilitate the achievement of overall business objectives and management priorities.

Project Management: International reputation in transactional matters and strong project management skills.

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Expertise: Assisting companies in acquiring, commercializing, using and protecting intellectual property and technology assets and services as well as in dealing with third party patent claims including from non-practicing entities.

Technology Start-up and Young Companies: Company formation, both company and investor-side representation in private equity financing, securities compliance, general corporate governance matters, commercial contracts, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.

Company Policies: Supporting through training and drafting the preparation of corporate policies required to address increasing worldwide regulatory risks in the field of anti-trust, bribery, international trade, export controls, privacy, and conflict minerals.

International Network: Together with our office in New York and an international network developed over 30 years we are able to assist companies in many jurisdictions, including the U.S., Switzerland, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, and Russia by providing specialized assistance if required during the course of a transborder technology transaction.

Evaluate Risks: We help to evaluate legal risks and opportunities presented by technology-focused business arrangements.

Structure & Negotiation: We help to structure and negotiate all types of transborder technology transactions.

Templates: Preparation of standard templates for recurring commercial transactions and to address new issues in the law and new business areas.

Fast-paced: We are experienced with working in a fast-paced environment with savvy and demanding clients and maintaining high standards. We have exceptional analytical and communication skills and as part of a client’s team we provide practical advice in response to complex and rapidly changing conditions.

Best Practices: We seek to drive best practices in diverse legal areas such as regulatory compliance issues, alternative dispute resolution procedures, international commercial law, intellectual property, trade secret law, and contract law.

Corporate and Securities

  • Coordination and execution of U.S. and Swiss corporate and securities advice in connection with a multimillion-dollar telecommunications U.S. public company strategy for “going dark” in the U.S. and redomicilation in Switzerland as a private company.
  • Preparation and negotiation of cross-border convertible loan transaction for Swiss multinational’s investment in Irish technology company, representing multinational.

Contracts

  • Preparation and negotiation of technology transfer license agreement between Swiss educational institution and Swiss technology start-up, representing start-up.
  • Preparation and negotiation of subscription agreements, stock purchase agreements, and shareholder agreements for a Swiss-based robotics company in connection with an international capital raise
  • Negotiation and preparation of an international distribution agreement between a U.S. medical device supplier and a Swiss distributor to cover several European territories
  • Advice on and preparation of employment agreements and termination agreements for positions in the oil and gas, food, and technology industries, with a particular focus on agreements for employees moving between countries for new positions.
  • Coordination with Swiss counsel to provide advice on Swiss distribution law for Greek medical distribution supplier.
  • Preparation of a sponsorship agreement for a Japanese consumer electronics company engaging a well-known celebrity saxophonist to assist company in promoting its electronic instruments.
  • Preparation of a license agreement for a Japanese consumer electronics company to license names of well-known children’s puppets to develop children’s products.
  • Development of standard forms of software development contracts for applications for handheld devices.

Overview

Providing one-stop coordination and single point of contact for clients seeking seamless assistance in transborder, multijurisdictional transactions. Experienced legal team with hands on knowledge of fast-moving tech industries and the requirements of shareholders and management of both start-up and established corporations.

Coordination: One-stop coordination and project management; single point of contact.

Network: Mobilization of transborder legal and technology network.

Experience: Collaboration with CEO’s, CFO’s, Directors, lead investors, engineers, scientists, and lawyers.

Project Management: Coordination of due diligence, transactions, and agreements in line with the overall strategy defined by client.

Fee Management: Management of fees for legal and professional team to align with client expectations.

Service Delivery: Focused, rigorous, efficient, pro-active, value driven.

Get deals done on time

Jurisdictions: US, France, UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Russia, and Mexico.

Languages: English, French, German, and Spanish.

Transactions Size: B2B or B2C with a size range between $1 million and $100 million.

Technology Industries: Electronics, semiconductor, robotics, automotive, solar, oil and gas, telecommunications, biotech, medtech, cleantech, commodities, food, consumer.

Contracts/Agreements: Technology transfer, supply, development, patent and trademark licensing, non-disclosure, IP and know-how transfers, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution, agency, software development, outsourcing, insourcing, shareholder, employment, consulting, sponsorship, marketing, promotional, settlement agreements, and co-existence agreements regarding intellectual property disputes.

IP Counseling: Trademarks, patents, copyright, trade secret, including portfolio development and management; social media.

Transactions: Technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, equity and debt, public and private.

Litigation: Strategic approach to transborder dispute resolution, advice on mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Strengths: Over 30 years international experience in the fields of corporate, IP and IT laws

Strategy: Using transborder/cross-border technology transactions as a strategic tool for reaching business objectives to maximize competitive advantage and return on investment.

Collaboration: Collaborating with business teams to facilitate the achievement of overall business objectives and management priorities.

Project Management: International reputation in transactional matters and strong project management skills.

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Expertise: Assisting companies in acquiring, commercializing, using and protecting intellectual property and technology assets and services as well as in dealing with third party patent claims including from non-practicing entities.

Technology Start-up and Young Companies: Company formation, both company and investor-side representation in private equity financing, securities compliance, general corporate governance matters, commercial contracts, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.

Company Policies: Supporting through training and drafting the preparation of corporate policies required to address increasing worldwide regulatory risks in the field of anti-trust, bribery, international trade, export controls, privacy, and conflict minerals.

International Network: Together with our office in New York and an international network developed over 30 years we are able to assist companies in many jurisdictions, including the U.S., Switzerland, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, and Russia by providing specialized assistance if required during the course of a transborder technology transaction.

Evaluate Risks: We help to evaluate legal risks and opportunities presented by technology-focused business arrangements.

Structure & Negotiation: We help to structure and negotiate all types of transborder technology transactions.

Templates: Preparation of standard templates for recurring commercial transactions and to address new issues in the law and new business areas.

Fast-paced: We are experienced with working in a fast-paced environment with savvy and demanding clients and maintaining high standards. We have exceptional analytical and communication skills and as part of a client’s team we provide practical advice in response to complex and rapidly changing conditions.

Best Practices: We seek to drive best practices in diverse legal areas such as regulatory compliance issues, alternative dispute resolution procedures, international commercial law, intellectual property, trade secret law, and contract law.

Representative Matters

Corporate and Securities

  • Coordination and execution of U.S. and Swiss corporate and securities advice in connection with a multimillion-dollar telecommunications U.S. public company strategy for “going dark” in the U.S. and redomicilation in Switzerland as a private company.
  • Preparation and negotiation of cross-border convertible loan transaction for Swiss multinational’s investment in Irish technology company, representing multinational.

Contracts

  • Preparation and negotiation of technology transfer license agreement between Swiss educational institution and Swiss technology start-up, representing start-up.
  • Preparation and negotiation of subscription agreements, stock purchase agreements, and shareholder agreements for a Swiss-based robotics company in connection with an international capital raise
  • Negotiation and preparation of an international distribution agreement between a U.S. medical device supplier and a Swiss distributor to cover several European territories
  • Advice on and preparation of employment agreements and termination agreements for positions in the oil and gas, food, and technology industries, with a particular focus on agreements for employees moving between countries for new positions.
  • Coordination with Swiss counsel to provide advice on Swiss distribution law for Greek medical distribution supplier.
  • Preparation of a sponsorship agreement for a Japanese consumer electronics company engaging a well-known celebrity saxophonist to assist company in promoting its electronic instruments.
  • Preparation of a license agreement for a Japanese consumer electronics company to license names of well-known children’s puppets to develop children’s products.
  • Development of standard forms of software development contracts for applications for handheld devices.

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