There are numerous circumstances in which solos and small law firms may find themselves faced with a multilingual contract. Among the most common:
- Sales or purchase agreements between U.S. and foreign entities.
- Representation of manufacturers using foreign sourcing agents to manufacture component parts at a discount.
- Representation of manufacturers exporting goods, who need contracts drafted to foreign distributors or foreign sales agents.
- Representation of distributors or sales agents performing services for foreign manufacturers.
- Employment or independent contractor/service agreements where a party performs services outside the or performs services for a foreign entity.
- Joint venture agreements between and foreign entities.
- Globe-trotting clients who marry a foreign individual and desire a prenuptial or postnuptial contract.
- Tort claims against foreign entities where a contract appears to limit liability.