Pacific International

Risk Management

We provide effective global strategic and tactical risk managment resources for multi-national law firms, corporations, emerging companies, governments, and non-governmental organizations.

Corporate Structure and Formation:  our attorneys have experience and expertise in multinational transactions, corporate structure in every nation covered, in every industry in which we operate, and awareness of corporate, taxation, and other incentives to provide market entry with the greatest advantages in hand.  We invite our clients to inquire as to our coverage and experience, and to discuss their global challenges with our conveniently located US representatives, business counselors and attorneys.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution:  prepare and plan for the worst and work for the best in the globalized world.  It is with this excellent counsel in mind that we formulated the operating strategy for our global law practice.  When the negotiations break down or when the deal moves into undesirable terms and matters become contentious, our experienced business litigators and commercial trial attorneys are at the service of our clients round the globe.  These are lawyers with whom we have worked or who have become connected to us through our own network.  We didn’t just look them up.  Count on them for zealous defense, offense, or resolution of conflicts in the way most favorable to our clients’ goals.

Trade and Regulatory Advisory:  a fact of globalization is the multi-jurisdictional nature of transactions and commerce in general.  Our international network understands the numerous conflicts of laws issues and how to resolve them.  We understand the application of the many diplomatic tools available, treaty provisions, local laws and overlapping jurisdictional issues.  We will guide you through the apparent red tape with a minimum of delay and expense and bring the global world into finer focus in the process.

Intellectual Property Protection and Leverage of IP:  one of our earliest capabilities was in the field of Intellectual Property Protection, whether patent infringement, trademark or copyright or trade-secret violations.  We have recovered millions of dollars of valuable IP in every continent and represented major industry sectors in the doing.  Whether you have a trademark to protect in East Asia, or a copyright violation in South America, or a patent matter arising in Europe, we have experience and expertise in the field or a trusted and longstanding associate with whom to operate to resolve the issue.  We provide a comprehensive service, more economical than those of a traditional law firm, more complete than those of a security or risk management company.  We can pick up a matter at any stage of the game, or take from its inception right through to completion and final resolution, whether through litigation or negotiated settlement.  We provide a full dashboard of options and countermeasures and put them at the disposal of our clients.

 

AVIATION Industry Practice

In the complex and sometimes bewildering world of international aircraft transactions, aircraft purchase and lease agreements and the like, it is essential to engage attorneys and other professionals who can see  the matter through from start to finish, and ensure that all the steps in between are taken with prudence and in accordance with the goals of the client.  This applies whether the purchase or lease is between foreign parties, governments or domestically.  Our attorneys are specialists in the field, and offer sound counsel, but they also rely on expert advice from industry non-attorney veterans from around the world.  We invite our clients to inquire with us for more details on purchase and lease of aircraft, from both buyer and seller positions.

When the transaction takes a dive or the lease provisions skid off the runway, it is well to have anticipated the possibility of the deal auguring in, and has access to our litigation and dispute resolution services.  Whether in preparation for litigation or when matters become contentious, attorneys and consultants with knowledge of standard practices for the industry, failure to perform, breach of contract, business torts, class actions, and actions for wrongful death or injury are required.  It is our business to protect your business when such matters arise.  We invite our clients and others to explore these services with respect to contentious matters which have arisen or which may arise in future.

There is almost no field more crisscrossed with legislation, amended legislation, provisional rules, and conflict of laws than the field of aircraft certification and regulatory law.  Our attorneys have this clearly in mind when they conduct advising sessions and counseling for our clients, as well as when the act on the client’s behalf.  We invite our clients and others to further explore our aircraft certification and regulatory practice with us.

Contentious personal injury, wrongful death and other claims have driven up insurance policies for the aircraft and air service industries.  One of the factors in these spiraling costs is the purchase and installation of substandard parts.  These are made of inferior materials and are more likely to fail as a result.  Our Anti-Counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Protection attorneys and investigators are well versed in the appropriate arts and experienced in identifying, investigating, and replacing counterfeits, and at removing one of the toughest hurdles to protection against liability.  We invite our clients and others to explore this thorny field with us and learn about our experience and capabilities.

 

AUTOMOTIVE

With the rapidly changing landscape the best deals are seldom obvious.  Our experience in the industry and our vigilance over current developments and trends provide us with the means to recommend options which are solid and sophisticated.  We offer Lease & Purchase Structure & Streamlining counseling and service.

In the new global economy, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, both international and domestic, is dominated by automotive matters, whether in transactional matters which have gone awry, or with business torts, personal injury, wrongful death actions.  We have the experience and capability to manage negotiations, alternative dispute resolution and litigation when our clients cannot avoid moving into contentious relationships.  We invite our clients to explore our litigation management strategies with us in the context of their own factual circumstances anywhere on the globe.

As in any transportation field the regulatory regime, especially internationally, can be bewildering.  We offer services relating to Automotive Certification, Regulatory & Government Affairs which can take the guesswork out of the business.

Due to the heavy traffic in substandard goods, and the accompanying liabilities which arise, we are vigilant for exposures and provide a highly sophisticated and developed Automotive Parts Anti-Counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Protection practice to our clients.  In source countries, where counterfeiting can impact revenues, as well as in transshipment points and target markets we investigate infringers and enforce the IP rights of our clients.

 

CONSTRUCTION

The global construction industry faces particularly challenging times since the crisis of 2008 began.  Many projects have been affected, but the press for development continues for those who move forward intelligently and those who are well informed by expertise.  Our industry specialists have the answers, whether the matter at hand involves sales or leases of property or construction contracts, or whether the matter has gone into a contentious stage or litigation, and alternative dispute resolution is required.

 

DEFENSE & SECURITY

In the post 911 era the worlds of industry and government have merged to some extent.  What was once the exclusive province of government, national security services, and the military, have now become corporate responsibility and a without a proper risk management plan, an executive management liability.   Whether anticipating measures in response to disaster or terrorist incident, providing kidnap and ransom insurance for employees or complying with government mandates such as anti-money laundering legislation, corporate global citizens have a lot of obligations facing them.  In such a global climate it is elemental to have guidance and counsel from specialized and experienced attorneys and other specialists.  Our staff has experience derived from senior positions in major intelligence and security governmental civilian organizations, the military and corporate security companies.  Our counsel can provides essential strategic counsel to effectively and efficiently guide our clients through international business transactions, complex regulatory issues, and necessary risk management.

 

ENERGY

The energy industry is among the most radically changed commercial circumstances of our time.  From the major losses in the automobile industry and the wildly fluctuating price of oil, to the cutting edge technologies which are extracting more from wind and solar power.  New technologies, mining, new minerals to serve the new technologies, all contribute to an entirely changed and often unrecognizable landscape for the energy and related industries.  We encourage our clients to explore with us and learn about our extensive experience and capabilities, from on the site management to major transactional implementation, we have what it takes to drive through the maze in this field.

 

MARITIME

As in other transportation industries the maritime and naval operations of our era are marked by new developments and challenges.  One of the thorniest challenges to shipping is the maze of overlapping jurisdictional and conflicts of laws issues which arise out of maritime conflicts, both civil and criminal.  This applies in particular to the threat of piracy on the high seas which has become chronic in recent years, particularly affecting the shipping lanes off the horn of Africa but also in less notorious locations on the surface of the seas of the planet.  Our attorneys have been involved in advising clients at many levels with respect to liability, maritime law, and international law of the sea.

 

REAL ESTATE and DEVELOPMENT

Investors from emerging markets are a new segment in real estate trusts, and the skill and market knowledge they apply places them in excellent positions to leverage their wealth.  Real estate and related investment is no longer a local art, but a global science.  The opportunity for building wealth through canny investments and joint ventures in international real estate markets was never greater; nor was it more challenging.  Our real estate and real property practice was developed through direct engagement with investors, applying skills in tandem with experienced real estate professionals round the world.

 

TECHNOLOGY

From software end user license enforcement through patenting code, from open source issues to reverse engineering, the technology sector is rife with legal contentions.  Whether the matter at hand is tech transfer from institutions of higher learning or patent litigation, our specialists are attuned to the most recent developments and prepared to counsel or contend, as circumstances dictate.  We have managed legal matters in every continent and handled transactional and contentious matters and other legal issues of various sorts for the major players in the technology industry.