Today’s business seeks a borderless world. Yet as much as globalization has reduced barriers to commerce, borders and their obstacles to business remain. Laws, regulations and political risk today shape a global marketplace littered with barriers. At Alston & Bird, we solve these problems for business. Our International Practice Group is a multidisciplinary team of attorneys experienced in providing sound, practical legal advice to companies on their investments and operations globally. We advise our global clients on issues they face—ranging from corporate M&A to immigration, IP protection and clearance to products liability, international tax to international trade—providing real-world, practical solutions geared toward ensuring successful operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific region and Africa. The breadth of the International Practice at Alston & Bird provides our clients with solutions tailored to their diverse global needs.
Our approach to international matters combines our own experience in strategic global capitals with a network of accomplished independent law firms in markets all over the world. Our offices in key centers of global commerce and regulation, from New York to Silicon Valley, from Washington to Brussels, from Atlanta to Beijing, provide us with a substantive depth not found in most law firms. Our longstanding relationships with other independent law firms throughout the world allow us to guide clients wherever their business may take them. The attorneys and professionals in our International Practice Group provide subject-matter insights in international tax, intellectual property, privacy and data protection, e-commerce and financial systems regulation, international trade, export controls and sanctions, public policy and government affairs. Our global network of local experts provides a multiplier effect for our clients in virtually any market in the world.
The International Practice Group coordinates the firm’s memberships and participation in international organizations that nurture our network of relationships with legal practitioners throughout the world. These organizations include Lex Mundi, the leading international network of law firms, and the International Bar Association (IBA). Lex Mundi consists of the leading independent firms from over 120 jurisdictions around the world and is dedicated to bringing the best legal solutions to its members’ clients. Our partners also play leadership roles in a number of international organizations, including serving on the board of Lex Mundi and chairing many IBA committees.