Georges Yates, a partner and chair of the firm's International practice, focuses
his practice on: international business transactions and joint ventures; mergers
and acquisitions; cross-border business operations, investment and taxation;
real estate acquisitions, syndications, finance, leasing and development; and
corporate finance (equity and debt). He serves as outside general counsel to a
number of public and private companies. He also coordinates strategic
relationships between Perkins Coie and various law firms around the world.