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Modern business litigation has gone global — and so has Lightfoot.

Lightfoot’s international disputes lawyers have successfully resolved cross-border, multi-jurisdictional, and transnational litigation for domestic and international clients in multiple countries and territories, including Germany, Austria, Japan, Palau, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Virgin Islands, and many others. Matters have included international commercial arbitrations, complex commercial litigation, and providing policy advice and defending the interests of our international clients in domestic courts.

Lightfoot’s industry experience is just as diverse, spanning industries involved in intellectual property, software, energy and natural resources, manufacturing, products liability, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications, to name a few. Lightfoot’s global network of contacts helps us thoughtfully tailor our litigation strategy to best adapt with local customs, courts and laws, which is often the critical difference between winning and losing in foreign venues.

A member of our International Disputes Group is a former Supreme Court Justice of the Republic of Palau. Clients benefit from his experience working closely with judges and lawyers around the world, including those in Guam, CNMI, Federated States of Micronesia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Fiji, France, Germany, England, Hong Kong, and mainland China. He also has an LL.M. in International Commercial and Business Law and was voted one of Birmingham’s Top International Lawyers in 2013, as appearing in Birmingham Magazine.

Business disputes know no borders — neither should your lawyer.

Recent matters handled by Lightfoot lawyers include:

  • Representation of multinational joint venture in litigation against the Government of Mexico to recover millions of dollars in value added taxes (VAT)
  • Representation of Fortune 100 client in €24 million international software arbitration at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre in Vienna, Austria
  • Representation of Chrysler Canada throughout North America
  • Representation of high-net worth individual in multi-million dollar land dispute in Republic of Palau
  • Representation of UK-based hedge fund in a state-law securities litigation in Alabama state court
  • Representation of French subsidiary of General Electric in Alabama federal court
  • Representation of Japanese corporation in AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution