Foreign direct investment

Porter Wright attorneys draft complex investment and financing agreements across the full range of structuring and financing options. We prepare, review and negotiate contractual and financial arrangements for overseas projects of major electric power, water, coal, synthetic gas, steel and paper companies, and large engineering and construction firms. We also have assisted other U.S. firms with telecommunications and agroindustrial projects in developing countries.

We especially are experienced in techniques for protecting foreign investments against political risks and in planning for resolution of potential disputes. Our team assists clients in matters concerning the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United State (CFIUS), Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) and other reporting requirements regarding foreign investment in or control of U.S. businesses.

We maintain close contacts with U.S. Embassy and Foreign Commercial Service personnel, and 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.