► International Law and Trade

Axis serves international clients worldwide in U.S. and California Transactions, Disputes, and Lawsuits.

Axis Legal Counsel has represented clients from 22+ countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, China, South Africa, India, Saudi Arabia, Eqypt, Canada, Nigeria, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Korea, Pakistan, Norway, Finland, Ghana, Germany, and various others.   We represent clients in a variety of matters including U.S. / California business matters, litigation, lawsuits,  labor/employment, intellectual property, controversies, litigation, real estate, and numerous other legal matters.

► Who We Represent 

Axis represents a wide variety of clients from across the globe in numerous legal matters pending or relating to California and/or the United States:

  • International entrepreneurs
  • Companies seeking to do business in the United States
  • International companies seeking distributors / distribution relationships
  • International startups
  • International suppliers
  • International investors
  • International executives

► International Practice Areas

We assist international cients with a wide variety of legal matters, including but not limited to the following:

U.S. and California Business Law

Axis assists international clients in doing business in California. Whether it involves establishing new startups, businesses, branches, or other offices in the United States, Axis can help.

  • U.S. corporations
  • U.S. branches
  • California business entities
  • U.S. business law
  • California business law
  • Contracts and transactions
  • International transactions
  • Cross-border transactions
  • International supply-chain agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • U.S. employment laws
  • California employment laws
  • U.S. / California real estate acquisitions
  • Investments in U.S. startups and entities


Trade Regulation

We assist international businesses with a variety of trade regulations:

  • International trade
  • Trade regulations
  • U.S. Treasury Dep’t Rules/Regulations
  • OFAC Sanctions
  • EAR / ITAR Sanctions
  • U.S. Trade Regulations
  • EU / US Trade Regulation
  • US / Asia Trade Regulation
  • US / Middle East Trade Regulation
  • US / Africa Trade Regulations

U.S. Intellectual Property & Licensing

Axis assists international clients  with a wide variety of U.S. intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters:

  • U.S. Copyright registrations
  • U.S. Copyright infringements
  • Counterfeiting
  • Endorsement Deals
  • Intellectual Property Assignments
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Merchandising
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • U.S. and California-compliant privacy Policies
  • Software Licensing Agreements
  • Sweepstakes & Contests
  • U.S. Trademark registrations
  • U.S. Trademark Disputes
  • U.S. Trademark Infringement
  • U.S. Trademark Registrations

Labor & Employment

Axis assists international businesses with numerous labor law, wage/hour, HR, and employee/employment legal matters, specifically including hiring/firing matters, employee and independent contractor agreements, and compliance with wage ordinances, and local rules established by Los Angeles and other California counties:

  • California Labor Law Compliance
  • California Wage & Hour Compliance
  • Consultant Agreements
  • Discipline Policies
  • Employment Agreements
  • Executive Employee Agreements
  • Employee Disputes
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employee IP Assignment
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Employee Separate/Release Agreements
  • Employee Wage/Hour Informational Sheet
  • FMLA Leaves
  • HR Policies
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Non-Compete / Non-Solicit Agreements
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Rep Agreements
  • Terms of Use Policies

U.S. Contracts and Transactions

Axis assists international business clients with a wide variety of business agreements and transactions with business partners, including but not limited to the following:

  • Advertising agreements
  • Agent Agreements
  • App development Agreemeents
  • Consulting agreements
  • Contractor agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Marketing Agreements
  • OEM Agreements
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • Purchase Order Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • U.S. Distribution Agreements
  • Website development Agreements
  • Numerous others


Real Estate

Axis assists international business clients with real estate matters, including commercial leases, subleasing, landlord relations, property/casualty claims, and similar matters.

  • Commercial leasing
  • NNN Leases
  • Commercial subleases
  • Landlord relations
  • Landlord-commercial tenant matters
  • Commercial lease litigation
  • Property/casualty claims
  • Environmental liability
  • Security liability

Read our Business FAQs

Our FAQs answer the most common issues
faced by International Clients.

We have an extensive FAQ Library that covers the most common questions we get from nonprofits, as well as FAQs on recent changes in California law affecting international businesses.

Visit our Entire FAQ Library

Our Recent Projects

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We have represented a variety of international  clients in numerous industries across multiple disciplines and practice matters. Here are some of the highlights.


► Our Latest Charitable Giving Projects

Did you know that our clients’ legal dollars are hard at work giving back to the community? Axis is a significant donor and supporter of a multitude of charitable giving projects in the Los Angeles, California community as well as nationwide, donating a portion of legal fees to a variety of underserved needs and causes. Check out at our latest charitable giving projects below, and know that in supporting Axis, you are helping us improve hundreds of lives.