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Introduction

Globalization in the health care industry has taken hold and spans the entire industry, including payers, providers, device and drug manufacturers and academic medical centers. Our International Counseling practice group has a deep understanding of the global health care industry. We provide strategic and legal advice and counseling to U.S. and non-U.S. enterprises and governments. By maintaining a worldwide reach through participation in the International Lawyers Network and engagements with clients and international industry leaders, Epstein Becker Green attorneys are able to provide clients with a distinctive value proposition.

Services/Scope of Practice

Because of our wide-ranging legal and tactical experiences with the U.S. health care industry and our active engagement with the development of the health care industry beyond the United States' borders, our International Counseling practice group is able to offer clients comprehensive services, which include:

  • Advising non-U.S. medical device and pharmaceutical companies on coding, coverage, and payment issues in the U.S. market
  • Counseling non-U.S. businesses on establishing operations in the United States
  • Providing strategic counsel and advice to U.S. and non-U.S. businesses regarding expanding operations to non-domestic markets
  • Advising U.S. health care businesses regarding compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the "Material Support" Statute
  • Counseling U.S. and non-U.S. businesses on the U.S. tax treatment of transactions and operations
  • Negotiating and documenting cross-border affiliations among health care businesses
  • Structuring and implementing outsourcing arrangements
  • Counseling U.S. tax-exempt organizations on compliance with tax-exempt laws relating to non-U.S. operations
  • Advising non-U.S. governments and non-governmental organizations on U.S. reimbursement, privacy, and security regulatory schemes
  • Litigating and engaging in other forms of dispute resolution regarding international health care-related issues

EBG Successes

Our International Counseling practice group frequently sponsors conferences and events, including the first U.S. medical travel conference. Group members write and speak regularly on international health law matters and have been featured as respected sources on such matters by Nightingale's Healthcare News, The Economist, The Examiner, The Riverside Business Journal, FDA Webview, and Becker's Hospital Review.

We are the exclusive law firm patron of the TPG International Health Academy, and members of our group have travelled on its missions to Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, the Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden. In addition, members of our group have spoken at conferences on the globalization of health care in Brazil, Israel, Italy, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United States.

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