International Advisory

The Murphy & McGonigle International Advisory team provides strategic and general business advice to clients on international business expansions, operations and global transactions, specifically in the areas of financial services, biotech, energy and health care. From managing M&A transactions and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Latin America, and the European Union to serving as the Independent Advisor for a Swiss bank to our work with international entities on FCPA and anti-bribery policies and procedures, our team helps our international clients face unique and challenging issues.

We provide our clients with up-to-date information in order to anticipate and react to impending regulatory changes. But beyond that, our attorneys’ strong relations with government and business leaders help us keep our clients informed with regard to doing business globally. Our team offers guidance on a wide range of matters – from acting as a sounding board to providing a plan of action to working hand-in-hand with our clients.

Our clients benefit from our experience and understanding of business goals and legal issues domestically and abroad.

Our attorneys are fluent in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, German and French.

Looking Forward

The fourth quarter of 2017 saw a surge in IPOs, with 18 companies raising more than $6.5 billion in October alone. The Administration’s efforts to reform the tax code and capital markets to reduce regulatory burden and improve market function are supportive of this trend. A recent Deloitte report reveals that 68 percent of executives at U.S.-based corporations and 76 percent of leaders at domestic PE firms say deal flow will increase in the next 12 months. In addition, several developments in 2017 indicate that global FCPA enforcement matters will continue unabated in 2018: the appointment of a new head of the SEC’s FCPA Unit, the continuing trend of fines and other penalties in the high hundreds of millions, and the anti-bribery and corruption efforts led by the OECD with its Anti-Bribery Convention that have been signed by 43 countries.