Armstrong Teasdale LLP announces the addition of attorneys Christopher Chen and Nikolas Takacs as associates in the St. Louis office. Both Takacs and Chen are members of the firm’s International practice group.
Chen will assist clients with general domestic and cross-border transactions as well as outbound investment into Chinese-speaking jurisdictions and Canada. He will also advocate on behalf of both claimants and defendants in general commercial litigation matters. Chen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Takacs is experienced in counseling clients on international trade matters with a focus on customs and import compliance. He also helps clients resolve global business issues surrounding international employment, licensing agreements, and
business formation. Takacs is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
“The world is becoming increasingly more competitive and we have to be able to deal with the challenges of conducting business in many different countries,” says Jennifer Schwesig, International practice group leader. “Nik and Chris’ perspectives and experiences will be instrumental as we continue to grow our presence around the globe.”
Chen earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and Bachelor Degree in English Literature and Accounting from the University of British Columbia. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Delaware.
Takacs earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 2009 and his B.A. in Hispanic Studies and International Relations from the College of William and Mary in 2006. He is admitted to the New York State Bar, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Takacs joined Armstrong Teasdale from KPMG in New York, where he worked as a customs and trade consultant, and previously from a boutique customs and trade law firm, where he worked as a litigation attorney.