Arctic & North Atlantic

As trade routes continue to expand in the Arctic and North Atlantic, so do the opportunities for commercial and economic development between the U.S. and the countries that make up the North Atlantic Rim. The lawyers of Pierce Atwood’s Arctic & North Atlantic Practice are well-positioned to help established and emerging businesses capitalize on these opportunities by providing clients with integrated, experienced legal and business counsel.

Pierce Atwood has a longstanding history working with clients from the countries and communities of the North Atlantic.  In 2007, we opened our Stockholm, Sweden office to support our growing roster of Nordic clients.  We work with clients located in, or doing business with, nations in the Arctic region, including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Scotland, and Atlantic Canada.

For clients looking to do business in the North Atlantic region, Pierce Atwood attorneys provide broad-based expertise in areas including:

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Business
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • International Trade

With our birds-eye view of Portland, Maine’s working waterfront, and offices along the New England seaboard from Portland to Portsmouth NH, Boston and Providence RI, we have seen first-hand the increase in commercial traffic carrying an expanding variety of goods and services in and out of the region.

Pierce Atwood stands ready to help businesses and entrepreneurs capitalize on natural and human resources to keep goods – and good ideas – flowing throughout the North Atlantic.

With Pierce Atwood lawyer Chris Howard serving as Advisory Committee Chair of the Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO), we have a literal seat at the table in helping to develop and coordinate partnerships and joint ventures across industries and continents. 

We are also proud to serve as lawyers for the New England Ocean Cluster House, an “innovation hub” and incubator for companies that draw on the ocean as a resource for their products, services, and ideas. Key to Cluster House’s mission is helping to facilitate collaboration among businesses, individuals, and entrepreneurs interested in successfully growing and commercializing their ideas.

Click here to view our representative engagements in the Arctic & North Atlantic.

Pierce Atwood Hosts Arctic Council

Pierce Atwood is pleased to host the Senior Arctic Officials Meeting of the Arctic Council. The US Department of State chose Portland in recognition of Maine’s significant engagement in the Arctic region. Please visit Maine and the Arctic for more information.




Supporting New Businesses

Pierce Atwood will serve as attorneys for the New England Ocean Cluster House - a place for entrepreneurs to come together, collaborate, and grow their businesses, which are all focused on the commercialization of new ocean-related products.

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