International Business

Providing Comprehensive Solutions for Businesses from Inception to Operation

Corporate law is the cornerstone of Akrivis Law Group, PLLC’s practice. We provide corporate advice to a range of companies, from major entities to start-ups. Whether it is starting an entity, expanding overseas, entering into joint ventures, or a complex merger or acquisition, we can assist your business along all steps of the way.

Today’s business environment requires agility, responsiveness, and know-how more than ever. Utilizing our extensive backgrounds advising a wide range of entities across sectors, we can help your business on a wide scope of transactions and corporate governance matters.  We understand your business and can help you get to where you need.  Examples of where we can assist are:

  • Business formation and entity maintenanceInternational Commercial Transactions
  • Overseas Expansion and Offshore Entity Formation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Franchising and Licensing Arrangements
  • Domestic and Cross-Border Joint Ventures
  • Lending / Credit Agreements
  • Business Immigration
International Business
London. Dubai. Singapore. Akrivis can you around the world. From setting up operations overseas to creating a regional distribution network or entering into a private equity joint venture with foreign partners, our experienced attorneys can guide you and offer sophisticated yet practical solutions.  From Washington to the world, utilizing our vast experience and our connections with some of the most reputable lawyers and law firms around the globe, Akrivis can help get you where you want to go.
Our team can assist you around the world in achieving your objectives in a timely and effective manner. We also counsel foreign corporations on their U.S. matters.  We work regularly with foreign counsel and other service providers around the globe, and our lawyers have particular knowledge of critical emerging and frontier markets such as those of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and Latin America. Furthermore, our foreign language skills and familiarity with the business culture of many other regions allow us to better assist our clients prevent misunderstandings and improve efficiency in structuring and implementing cross-border transactions.

More importantly, we can help on issues such as:

  • Setting up foreign ventures, subsidiaries or branches
  • Joint Venture (JV) agreements
  • Distributorship, Agency, and Franchise arrangements
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property (e.g., patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, manufacturing processes, etc.) overseas

Dubai - SZRMiddle East North Africa (MENA) Practice

The MENA region is of particular significance and focus for Akrivis Law Group as we deal with the region daily. We regularly advise entities in the Middle East on U.S. legal issues, and our attorneys have intimate experience with outbound work in the region, particularly the GCC.  Akrivis partner Farhad Alavi frequently appears in Gulf-based publications such as Arabian Business, The National, and Middle East Economic Digest (MEED).

The firm’s expertise goes hand in hand with our key competence in areas such as business & commerce, energy & projects, trade sanctions and regulations, and construction.  Through the expertise of its own team and the relationships it maintains with experts in the United States, Europe, and throughout the MENA region, Akrivis can offer your business a one-stop solution for entering the Middle East market, be it a bricks and mortar presence, exports, agency arrangement, or anything in between.

From Abu Dhabi to Erbil to Istanbul, we can offer you our very broad knowledge and in-region experience to help you every step of the way with our exceptional insight into this critical, often poorly understood part of the world.

We find that many businesses in the region, particularly those in the GCC and Turkey, are increasingly interested in investing in the United States or entering the U.S. market.  We can advise on all the steps needed to make the bold move to enter the United States, be they large or small, public or family businesses.

Business Immigration

The search for top talent is increasingly causing companies to look abroad to recruit qualified persons.  We can handle all aspects of employment-based immigration, and regularly advise foreign companies in the United States on H1-B and other employment-related visas.