George has lived and practiced law in China and Eastern Europe for five years, and has handled transactions and compliance investigations in more than 45 countries, with a special expertise in emerging markets, including throughout Asia, India, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa.
International M&A Transactions
George has represented buyers, sellers and institutional investors as lead counsel in international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He represents both strategic and financial investors.
International Joint Ventures
George advises clients on structuring, documenting, negotiating and operating both U.S.- and non-U.S.-based international joint ventures. He assists with foreign government relations, negotiations and approvals, and prepares ancillary manufacturing, licensing, distribution and related agreements, including those involving trade secret protection.
International Compliance Counseling & Investigations
George provides Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) diligence in M&A transactions, representation in FCPA internal investigations (including voluntary disclosures to the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice), and risk assessments, training and compliance counseling. He has handled investigations throughout the Asia-Pacific region (frequently in China and India), Russia, Africa and other emerging markets, while developing FCPA training, compliance and audit programs for both publicly traded and privately held companies worldwide.
Foreign Direct Investment & Contracting
George advises clients on the overseas establishment and operation of "greenfield" manufacturing, assembly and processing facilities, including in free trade zones, together with all ancillary contracts.
International Managing Counsel
George provides large-scale international project management, including selecting, instructing and overseeing large teams of lawyers outside of the United States in connection with structuring, negotiating and closing complex, multijurisdictional business transactions.