Louis A. Dejoie has practiced law involving international business since 1984. He advises foreign investors on establishing U.S. operations and assists U.S. clients in penetrating foreign markets through direct investment and foreign representation. Dejoie has counseled clients on transactions in all the major foreign jurisdictions, including China, India, the Middle East and South America. Louis regularly assists clients with the complex issues involved in international supply and distribution chains, establishing foreign offices and manufacturing facilities, foreign joint ventures, overseas construction and engineering projects, international project and export finance, and the protection and licensing of U.S. technology and intellectual property. Regarding regulatory matters, Louis has counseled clients on U.S. export controls, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). His engagements involve company audits regarding compliance with these regulations (as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), with the resulting development and implementation of comprehensive internal manuals and processes.
Dejoie also represents clients in a broad range of commercial transactions domestically as well, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, intellectual property licensing, computer and technology contracts, product distribution, and commercial contracts generally.