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Going Global

Attorney Larry McLaughlin gathered his bags at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and wondered about the reception he would receive. As chair of Honigman’s real estate department in Detroit, McLaughlin was in South Korea to negotiate a large retail project for luxury mall developer Taubman Centers Inc. of Bloomfield Hills.

“A lot of the early negotiations turned on the prevailing language of the contract — whether it would be in English or Korean. It was critically important that if a dispute arose, we [could] settle it using English law,” says McLaughlin, who had traveled to South Korea on three separate occasions to seal the deal on behalf of Taubman.

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