Global Services

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has a strong regional, national, and international practice and a broad and diverse client base. The firm is a member of TerraLex, a large, worldwide network of leading independent law firms, and the TechLaw Group, a network of independent regional law firms serving the technology market.

Barnes & Thornburg represents clients ranging from U.S.-headquartered multinational companies to small businesses and individuals in their international business pursuits. In addition to assisting U.S. businesses with the sale and distribution of their products abroad and the protection and licensing of their intellectual property, our lawyers select and work with foreign counsel to assist in the establishment of overseas facilities and operations, including joint ventures with foreign partners. Working through our networks and with our correspondent firms, we help our clients meet their legal needs around the world.

Barnes & Thornburg also represents many overseas clients in U.S. legal matters. Our attorneys help foreign companies establish or purchase facilities and commence operations in the United States. They also handle personnel, benefits, taxation, immigration, litigation, labor relations, distribution, intellectual property, and various aspects of counseling foreign clients in connection with their U.S. plans and operations. Such counseling includes helping our clients understand and comply with laws in the United States and elsewhere which govern the marketing of their products, including antitrust laws, laws prohibiting unfair competition, and laws restricting the “dumping” of products. Our intellectual property lawyers help clients protect and exploit their intellectual property through the prosecution of patent applications and the registering of trademarks and copyrights, as well as the licensing of technologies.

Through our Japanese Services Group, our Chicago and Indianapolis offices represent a significant number of Japanese clients.

Our Washington, D.C., office serves our foreign and domestic clients with respect to trade disputes and negotiations, customs, export licensing, antidumping, subsidies, safeguards, unfair trade practices, trade sanctions, and other matters usually resolved in our nation’s capital.

We have experience in a wide array of international matters, including:

  • Acquisitions
  • Agreements
  • Antidumping
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Compliance
  • Countervailing
  • Distribution
  • Export Controls
  • Financing
  • Franchising
  • Immigration
  • Imports/U.S. Customs Regulations
  • Incorporation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Leases
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Partnerships
  • Patents
  • Safeguards
  • Sales of Products
  • Tariffs
  • Technology Transfer
  • Trademarks