International Relations

We have a long history of counseling clients on the scope, meaning, and administration of the legal requirements affecting international business transactions. We understand the subtleties of these requirements, provide candid and sound legal advice, and offer solutions that are sensitive to business objectives. In addition, our attorneys have substantial experience in assisting clients to manage commercial and regulatory risks in international transactions, as well as other issues, including immigration and international fora challenges.

Below is a list of the different types of international matters that Roger Victor Archibald, PLLC has handled:
  • Representation of U.S. clients with international activities and of foreign clients with U.S. investments or operations.
  • Preparation and negotiation of joint venture agreements, commercial agreements, and instruments relating to international transactions.
  • Tax planning for international operations.
  • Cross-border acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Customs and immigration matters.
  • International financial and investment transactions.
  • Export/import law compliance.
  • Consultation with foreign legal counsel, international corporations, and banking and financial institutions worldwide and, in appropriate cases, with officials and agencies of U.S. and foreign governments.

In 2008, our firm took over as counsel to St. Lucia in the matter of John James v. The Government of Saint Lucia, Anthony Bryan Severin & Michael Bartlett Index No. 5418/2007 before the Honorable Jack M. Battaglia in the Kings County Supreme Court for the State of New York. In 2011, after three and half years of heavily contested litigation, this firm successfully negotiated a settlement agreement in the amount of Four Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars United States Dollars ($475,000.00USD). But for our firm petitioning the Court to permit St. Lucia to amend its previous Answer to include dispositive Affirmative Defenses which were omitted by prior counsel, the Defendant may very well have been awarded the One Million Five Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars United States Dollars ($1,550,000.00USD) that he was seeking.

We have also successfully represented other Island Nations in the Caribbean, most recently being the Government of Grenada in the matter of RSM Production Corporation, Jack J. Grynberg, and Grynberg Petroleum Company v. Mikhail Fridman, Len, Blavatnik, Lev Korchagin and Gregory Bowen  Index No.: CV 11512 in the United States District Court Southern District of New York. The Government of Grenada had a potential exposure of Five Hundred Million United States Dollars ($500,000,000.00 USD). In 2010, we successfully briefed and argued the appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which resulted in a complete dismissal of the underlying lawsuit and an unqualified vindication of the former Deputy Prime Minister.

To date, our firm has successfully handled matters in the following foreign jurisdictions:
  • Antigua
  • Barbados
  • The Cook Islands
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Russia
  • St. Lucia
  • Trinidad and Tobago