International Law


In today’s increasingly globalized world, businesses need a strategic legal partner to help them capitalize on opportunities and avoid costly pitfalls when doing business across international borders. Michael Best’s lawyers have decades of experience advising both U.S. companies doing business abroad and international clients seeking to expand into the U.S.

Successfully operating a global business requires counsel who can seamlessly navigate across legal systems, regulations, and cultural norms. As a full-service law firm with deep industry experience and a record of success around the globe we stand ready to assist international clients with the full scope of their legal needs. We assist companies with corporate, transactional, intellectual property, regulatory, tax, immigration, employment, privacy, and litigation matters wherever they do business.

We work with clients across the globe and have particular experience in North America, Asia, and Australia. We are multi-lingual and multi-cultural. Our clients include a wide range of large international corporations, as well as mid-sized businesses, start-ups, non-profits, and other entities.

Whether you are looking to expand the international footprint of your U.S.-based business or gain entry into the U.S. market, Michael Best’s legal team is ready to assist you.



U.S. businesses looking to enter the Japanese market and Japanese companies expanding operations in the U.S. benefit from counsel with an understanding of the laws and regulations, as well as the governmental and cultural nuances which impact the ease of doing business on both sides of the Pacific.

Michael Best is just that firm. We have deep ties in the U.S. and Japan. Our team is bilingual and multicultural, we are knowledgeable about the underlying market conditions which affect the business climate in both countries.

Japan Practice Overview



Lex Mundi Network

In addition to our experience counseling clients in more than 100 nations around the world, we maintain a close network of trusted foreign associates, and are the exclusive Wisconsin member firm of Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in numerous countries worldwide. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact.  Individually, each Lex Mundi member firm is a leader in its local market. Collectively, Lex Mundi firms provide global legal resources with unmatched depth and breadth. Working with other Lex Mundi firms, we are able to seamlessly handle our clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

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