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...]
International Money Laundering. How to Make Sure Your International Business Stays Clean (Infographic)
Our firm is currently assisting in the prosecution of an international white collar crime matter. The allegations read like a James Bond novel and are so outlandish that film rights are being discussed. Like I said, this is interesting stuff. The thrust of the case centers on an international financial institution that uncovered a would-be depositor's scheme to launder … [Read more...]
Why “10 + 2” Does Not Always Equal 12: What You Need to Know About the U.S. Importer Security Filing Rule.
Last month I received an email from a potential foreign client regarding the Importer Security Filing (ISF) Rule, known in the international shipping industry as the “10+2” Rule. Specifically, this person wanted to know what the penalties were for failing to comply with the rule’s filing requirements. I’m not sure whether it was a coincidence or whether the writer knew that … [Read more...]
How to Terminate Your International Employees: An Overview.
Several weeks ago I received a call from the legal department of a U.S. company with operations in Asia. The company was looking to downsize its operations in the region and was unsure of its obligations in terminating this group of employees. The caller was right to be concerned. While terminating an individual employee here in the U.S. can be fraught with legal … [Read more...]