RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith Anderson, the largest law firm in the Research Triangle, hosted a meeting of the Triangle Chapter of the British-American Business Council (BABC) on Nov. 27, 2012. Firm partners Susan Hargrove and Margaret Rosenfeld presented “The Great Cultural Divide: How Other Countries’ Laws Affect International Business Partnerships.”
In their discussion, Ms. Hargrove and Ms. Rosenfeld discussed many of the cross-cultural standards and subtle nuances of conducting business in other countries. They explained the differences in how business law is applied globally and where to look for hidden assumptions in an international business partner’s proposal or draft documents.
About Margaret Rosenfeld
Smith Anderson partner Margaret Rosenfeld has corporate, finance and securities law experience, both within the United States and internationally, and leads Smith Anderson’s International Law Practice. Before joining Smith Anderson in 2001, Ms. Rosenfeld practiced corporate, finance and securities law with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, the United Kingdom and Frankfurt, Germany, and with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Tokyo, Japan.
About Susan Hargrove
Susan Hargrove, a partner at Smith Anderson, focuses her practice on representing clients in business disputes both in the United States and internationally. Her experience includes representation of companies in contract litigation, including international marketing agreement disputes, litigation on noncompete agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets, disputes arising out of business dissolutions, and business tort litigation.
About the Triangle British-American Business Council
The BABC is the pre-eminent transatlantic business network, with 25 Chapters and 3,000 member companies based in major centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The Triangle Chapter of the BABC was established in 2012 to address the rapid growth of high-tech commerce in the Triangle/Eastern Region of North Carolina. The aim of this Chapter is to build on the close professional, business and cultural relationships between the United States and the United Kingdom, and to act as a catalyst to help maintain and further strengthen the strong and lasting trade partnerships between these two countries. For more information about Triangle BABC, please visit www.trianglebabcnc.org.