Practice/Industry Group Overview
The international practice of RMKB is headed by a French National and a lawyer who is a native of Hong Kong. This practice group includes attorneys who speak French, Italian, Spanish, German, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese. Our attorneys have also advised start-up companies in Austria and Hungary. Because of their backgrounds, these lawyers enable the firm to provide a wide range of services to foreign corporations doing business in the United States, particularly in the high technology industries of Silicon Valley. This group also provides legal services to domestic companies doing business in the European, Asian, Canadian, and Latin American markets.
Our international law services include litigation on behalf of and against foreign companies, and transactional work ranging from entity formation to protection of intellectual property to the negotiation of contracts and venture capital investments. We also have a great deal of experience in tracing assets and ownership of foreign companies in the enforcement and collection of judgments. The admission of one of the attorneys of this practice group to the Quebec Bar enables RMKB to offer a wide range of legal services involving Canadian laws, both locally and in Canada.
RMKB is affiliated with the firm of Liau, Ho and Chan, one of the leading mid-sized Hong Kong law firms. This firm delivers a full range of legal services to the Asian market. The Liau firm is in turn associated with law firms in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Singapore, Thailand and Sydney. Examples of our international experience in the Asian market include representation of a foreign company leading to the construction of a golf course in Hangzhou, negotiation for purchase of a U.S. newspaper company on behalf of a Chinese company, legal work related to the purchase of a Hong Kong stock brokerage company on behalf of a Chinese company, and the legal work involved in the sale of a well known hotel in Shenzhen on behalf of a Hong Kong company.
Examples of our experience in the European market include: The representation of a French software company with U.S. and Singapore subsidiaries in its $17.5 million acquisition by a Santa Clara-based publicly traded company; representation of a French jewelry manufacturer in a breach of contract action; representation of a French health care insurance company intending to issue a California health insurance policy for expatriates; organization and representation of a European technology company establishing California operations to develop and manufacture proprietary microprocessors; and representation of a pool of European investors representing $5.0 million in the $14.3 million financing of a Silicon Valley-based emerging software company.