International Law and Arbitration

Assouline & Berlowe handles cross-border transactions, and international litigation and arbitration. Cultural nuances, different business practices, and unfamiliar legal regimes and governmental regulatory requirements add to operating challenges and costs. Our International Business Practice partners are experienced in assisting US and foreign individuals and private and public companies with in and out-bound legal matters. They can assist clients manage uncertainty; identify, reduce, and eliminate legal risk; and otherwise represent their interests. A number of our partners have lived and practiced in foreign jurisdictions. Our foreign language capability includes English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.

Partners assist clients with cross-border transaction planning and execution; advise on government compliance and trade regulations; and represent clients in international mediation, arbitration, and litigation. When required, they also work closely with our Intellectual Property Practice which is also international in scope, and includes cross-border prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Our Partners understand civil and common law regimes, as well as sharia’a law. They have engaged in cross-border and cross-cultural negotiations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. They have represented individuals and private businesses; major international, banking, commercial, construction, food, manufacturing, metals, and technology companies; and the world's largest oil and chemicals producers. And, they have represented governments and sovereign entities; clients in international civil and criminal litigation and in matters before international arbitral tribunals. Some areas that our partners have handled include,

  • anti-boycott laws and anti-money laundering regulations
  • asset tracking and recovery
  • complex jurisdictional disputes
  • corporate and project financing
  • cross-border
  • engineering, procurement, and construction contracts
  • export controls and customs issues
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • investor-state disputes
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • Patriot Act
  • sovereign immunity and act of state issues

Our partners have worked with private and public companies, investment banks and financial institutions, law firms, governments, and they have engaged in innumerable cross-border matters. Having established extensive international professional relationships, we are an additional point of reference for U.S. clients venturing abroad or foreign clients expanding to the United States.

Daniel A. Vielleville, a dual Venezuelan-U.S. attorney, heads our Practice. Mr. Vielleville is a partner in the Miami office, and he also heads our Latin America practice. Practice members also include,