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International Law

The International Law Practice Group of Murchison & Cumming, LLP is comprised of attorneys from a number of the firm's specialty practice areas who handle legal issues, ranging from all aspects of civil litigation to financial and international corporate matters, for international insurers and corporations in a variety of industries, as well as for domestic insurers and corporations doing business abroad.  

The firm's expertise in International Law covers a wide range of legal issues, including the Hague Convention on service of process, discovery and international safety standards, just to name a few. The firm has defended European and Asian product manufacturers for many years in product liability and environmental litigation and our insurance attorneys represent domestic and international insurers, including Bermuda-based and London market insurers and syndicates, in connection with domestic and international claims and litigation.  We have also represented the interests of Mexican and Canadian insurers and corporations in US based litigation. 

We have also represented European and Asian clients in corporate matters ranging from incorporation to contractual and general business matters. Through the team project approach in handling client matters, lawyers of this group have met client needs on questions raised by international employee transfers, labor and management issues for international corporations, cross-border investments and business ventures. The Group has also assisted banks in debt collection, international insolvency proceedings and related debtor and asset searches.

Our attorneys have lectured in Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa on a variety of topics, including those pertaining to product liability, environmental exposures, insurance law, business law and developments in the US legal system.  Many of our attorneys are multi-lingual, fluent in German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and other languages.  In addition, the firm has a multi-lingual secretarial staff capable of preparing correspondence and documents in German and Spanish.

For more than two decades, the firm has sponsored a German legal trainee program, "Rechtsreferendare", to provide recent German law graduates with an opportunity to complete part of their required practical law training in the United States. 

The firm is a member of the USLAW Network, which is comprised of member law firms from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America.  USLAW is affiliated with TELFA (the Trans-European Law Firm Alliance), a network of 25 independent law firms in Europe, and  ALN (formerly the Africa Legal Network),  an association of law firms in Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.  The firm also maintains international connections through the memberships of our partners in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute.

For more information about the International Law Practice Group of Murchison & Cumming LLP, its attorneys and services, please contact:

Friedrich W. Seitz, Chair