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Frank has extensive domestic and international experience in the e-commerce, software, technology, supply chain, and logistics industries. He utilizes his experience to help clients solve complex business problems and structure, negotiate, realign, and terminate a broad range of transactions, including: 

  • Commercial Transactions: supply chain operations, supply/purchase, procurement, resales, consignments, distribution, services, consulting, equipment leasing, logistics, freight forwarding, linehaul, and general commercial contract intake and management (incl. developing/maintaining standard forms and facilitating training programs).
  • E-commerce: e-commerce platform services, gig-economy agreements, website hosting and development, marketplace agreements, payment processing and merchant services, BNPL, terms of use, privacy policies, cookie policies, and clickwrap agreements.
  • Software & Technology: SaaS, cloud services, software licenses, enterprise resource planning (ERP), IT services, EULAs, and software/technology development. 
  • Outsourcing: 3PL (warehousing and transport), manufacturing and capacity outsourcing, BPO, IT, R&D, payroll, HR/recruitment, promotion and marketing services, customer service/call center operations, and staff augmentation.
  • International: cross-border M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, transition services, foreign direct investment, data privacy, international trade, and regulatory compliance.  

He also serves as Outside General Counsel to both private and publicly held companies. 

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Frank was Corporate Counsel for Amazon.com's (NASDAQ: AMZN) logistics, transportation, supply chain, and environmental sustainability teams. During his tenure at AMZN, Frank advised on the post-acquisition integration of Souq.com (a Dubai-based e-commerce company acquired by AMZN for $580M), launch of three new AMZN marketplaces (amazon.ae (UAE), amazon.sa (Saudi Arabia), amazon.eg (Egypt)), and launch of ground-breaking tech products and scalable logistics programs.
 
Prior to his tenure at Amazon, Frank was an associate at large international law firms, advising multinational clients on a variety of cross-border corporate, commercial, and oil/gas transactions in the US, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions. Frank speaks Arabic as a second language.

Firm Publications
Published In
  • "US-India Dealmaking: A Look Ahead," INDIA UNLEASHED (2017).
  • "Bribery & Corruption in the UAE – Managing Bribery Investigations," Risk & Compliance, Oct-Dec 2016, 36-40 (2016).
  • "The Bribery Probe," The Oath, Sept 2016, 18-20 (2016).
  • "Saudi Renewable Energy Plan: Lessons from South Africa," ME Construction News (August 16, 2016).
  • "A Comprehensive Renewable Energy Programme for Saudi Vision 2030," Europe & Middle East Outlook (August 5, 2016).
  • "Learning from South Africa," The Big Project Middle East (July 31, 2016).
  • "Saudi Arabia: the lessons it can learn from South Africa’s renewable energy program," Thomson Reuters Zawya (July 20, 2016)
  • "Comment: A comprehensive renewable energy program for Saudi Vision 2030," Renewable Energy Focus (July 14, 2016)
  • "Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul): Distressed Companies," THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY UPDATE (February 2014) 
  • "Saudi Arabia," THE EMPLOYMENT LAW REVIEW, (5th ed. 2014) 
  • "The Saudi Arabian Joint Venture: Best Practices," ABA SECTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: NEWSLETTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS, FRANCHISING, AND DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, pp. 16 - 18 (Fall 2013).
  • A Legal Guide to Doing Business in Saudi Arabia: Legal and Practical Advice on Company Regulations, Labor, Tax, Finance and Dispute Resolution, (Westlaw Gulf, 1st ed. 2013).
  • "Saudi Arabia," THE EMPLOYMENT LAW REVIEW, (4th ed. 2013) 
  • Hawala: The Key Obstacle to Establishing a United Arab Emirates Bank Branch in the U.S., 129 BANKING L.J. 595 (2012) (A.S. Pratt; Thomson Reuters).
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