Foreign direct investment

For nearly every country in the world, foreign direct investment has become a vehicle for economic growth and national development strategies. They are several versions of foreign direct investment, each requiring different structuring and financing. Porter Wright attorneys are comfortable with the drafting of complex investment and financing agreements. We also assist our clients by maintaining close contacts with U.S. Embassy and Foreign Commercial Service personnel as well as with the Export-Import Bank, the Agency for International Development (AID) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). In addition, we maintain relationships with multilateral financing institutions such as the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

Our attorneys have prepared, reviewed and negotiated contractual and financial arrangements for overseas projects of major electric power, water, coal, synthetic gas, steel and paper companies as well as for large engineering and construction firms. We have assisted other U.S. firms with telecommunications and agroindustrial projects in developing countries. We are especially experienced in techniques for protecting foreign investments against political risks and in planning for resolution of potential disputes.