International Disputes

In today’s global economy, companies are more likely to have disputes with businesses and persons in other countries.  Monty Crawford is one of Maryland’s premier experts in international business disputes. He serves as the Chair of the International Law Committee of the Business Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and has lectured on international litigation at the University of Maryland Law School.  He has represented companies in both international arbitration, international litigation, and international investigations in five continents. In addition to litigating international disputes, he can work with companies doing business internationally to help them avoid such disputes.

Representative matters include:  

– Representation of Turkish natural gas company owned by Maryland investors in multi-million dollar international arbitration in London against a Dutch corporation relating to alleged breaches of contract and ownership interests in natural gas fields.

– Representation of a German corporation and individual in the US District Court for the District of Maryland and in the German courts concerning dispute with a Washington, DC corporation over trade secrets and government contracts to supply goods to military in Europe.

– Representation of Mexican manufacturing company in simultaneous disputes in federal court in Georgia and in the courts in Mexico.

– Representation of a national corporation specializing in defense work in a dispute with a foreign government over the provision of a computer software program designed for use by the foreign country’s air force in simultaneous litigation in Maryland and Australia.

– Representation of a Fortune 500 company in investigation concerning whether its subsidiaries in over twenty-five different countries were in compliance with Office of Foreign Asset Control regulations.

– Representation of Maryland real estate company in dispute involving simultaneous lawsuits in Maryland and Brazil.

– Representation of national corporation in dispute over whether its business activities in Cuba violated Office of Foreign Asset Control regulations.