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Miller Canfield Lawyer José Ceppi Appointed to Vice-Chair of International Bar Association Sub-Committee

February 9, 2015

José Ceppi, of counsel in Miller Canfield’s Troy, Mich. office, has been appointed vice-chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Sales Committee’s Agency and Distribution Subcommittee.

Ceppi’s specialties include international distribution, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate and commercial law, corporate governance, international transactions, joint ventures, franchising and U.S. legal compliance.

His practice is centered on international law generally, but he has especially focused on Latin American markets, on which he has nearly twenty years of substantial experience. He has engaged in significant matters in virtually every major Latin American market over this period.

He joined Miller Canfield following a 17-year career with Chrysler Group LLC, where, as Assistant General Counsel, he was responsible for legal matters of the company’s international operations, as well as providing strategic advice and counsel to senior management. José was instrumental in Chrysler’s expansion of its international distribution operations to more than 100 markets throughout the world. He represented the company, or its affiliates, in major commercial and corporate matters across the globe including joint venture agreements, acquisitions, divestitures, arbitrations, distribution agreements, licensing, government negotiations, regulatory matters, competition and legal compliance issues.

Ceppi graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981 and has a B.A. (1978) from Towson University in Maryland.