A special guest post by Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo. This is the seventh post in the series. Global companies today face a variety of serious risks that range from political disturbances, terrorist bombings, supply chain disruptions, natural disasters and cyber-attacks, to the kidnapping of key executives. Any of these threats can create … [Read more...]
U.S. Companies More Likely Than Russians to Engage in Industrial Espionage? LOL
Spying continues to dominate the news. Just today Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff cancelled a trip to meet with President Obama over revelations that the U.S. actively spied on Brazil. Up until recently, the prevailing view was that companies located in China and Russia had the most active industrial espionage programs. That’s all changed after the Snowden … [Read more...]
5 Tips for In-house Counsel When Acquiring a U.S. Multinational Company.
Acquiring a purely domestic U.S. company is relatively straightforward. Things get complicated when the target is a U.S. multinational company. One of the deals we’re working on in my office concerns just that. I was speaking to in-house counsel about the transaction and thought it would make for a great post someday. Then I came across an … [Read more...]
Political Risk Insurance: Why Your International Business Must Have It.
A special interview with Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo This is the first in a series of posts dealing with global security and risk management. While companies doing business internationally generally protect themselves against numerous risks, political risk is often ignored or accepted as fate. While there are many ways to manage and … [Read more...]
How to Draft a Non-Circumvention, Non-Disclosure Agreement (NCNDA) for Your International Business Venture.
With all the international business ventures our firm is handling, it’s no surprise that we are frequently asked to draft a Non-Circumvention and Non-Disclsoure Agreement (NCNDA). An NCNDA is used when a business needs to keep intellectual property and other confidential information secure in the early stages of a business venture arranged by brokers or intermediaries. The … [Read more...]