Transaction Advisory & Risk Mitigation

Transaction Advisory & Risk Mitigation

Through decades of debt recovery experience, the firm’s professionals have seen the worst-case scenarios involving international trade transactions. Drawing on the firm’s significant experience of transactions gone awry, we advise on export and import transactions including providing pre-contract due diligence services and sales and contract drafting, often with the objective of preventing payment defaults, minimizing risks, and providing the best protection and widest array of remedies in the event a payment default or other breach occurs. We counsel on:

  • Commercial sales contracts
  • Payment methods and terms
  • Promissory notes and other negotiable instruments
  • Corporate and personal guarantees
  • Maximizing the value and available remedies through purchase orders and invoices
  • Installment contracts
  • Distribution agreements (exclusive and non-exclusive)
  • Retention of title and appropriate title registration
  • International arbitration usage
  • Maximizing forum selection

In advising on cross-border transactions, it is essential to consider factors relevant to both party countries, including what is the most appropriate, cost-efficient, and swiftest jurisdiction to obtain judgment, but also, which jurisdiction will provide the most efficient enforcement mechanisms to obtain payment. We utilize our network of attorneys around the world to assist when necessary, providing our clients with a complete perspective on structuring transactions.

We advise multinational and aspiring multinationals on the full range of international transactions and complex cross-border matters. The firm’s deep knowledge of credit and trade guides us in the crafting of solutions for clients to seeking to conduct and expand their businesses globally. With extensive knowledge of international law and business, Bluestone’s clients receive business advice that identifies strategies and uses on-the-ground relationships to mitigate against the prospect of future problems. Bluestone’s professionals provide representation for both U.S. and foreign based entities in these capacities.