As an international business attorney, all types of cases cross my desk. A good part of my practice involves international litigation. The cases range from simple breach of contract disputes to a complex trademark infringement proceedings. While both domestic and international lawsuits (where one or more parties are located in another country) look very similar, the … [Read more...]
The 5 Most Important Words in an International Contract.
As an international business attorney, a focal point of my practice involves advising clients on the terms and conditions that absolutely must be included in an international business agreement. Having drafted hundreds of commercial contracts over the years, I narrowed down what I perceive to be the five most important terms to include in a cross-border contract. While … [Read more...]
The Top Ten Brexit Articles to Read Now
Over the past several weeks, our law firm has seen a big increase in the number of Brexit-related phone calls and emails. Naturally, business people from all over the world are concerned about Brexit and want to know how it’s going to affect their international business operations. The inquires range from the simple (what IS Brexit?) to the more complex (will UK insurance … [Read more...]
Rum, Risk and Ruin: 13 Reasons Why You Still Shouldn’t Do Business in Cuba.
The removal of Cuba from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list this week sparked a groundswell of excitement among U.S. entrepreneurs, lawyers, and investors looking to profit from the “enormous opportunities” on the island. As part of the Florida Bar’s first-ever delegation to Havana, Cuba last week, I got the chance to see these “opportunities” for myself. Indeed, … [Read more...]
35 International Business Etiquette Rules that Might Surprise You.
Besides that one time in Switzerland that I yodeled my lunch order, I’ve had a good stretch of luck with not running afoul of any major rules of etiquette when doing business in other countries. Whether I’m at Breakfast with a banker in Brazil, at lunch with a lawyer in London or at dinner with a dealer in Denmark, I’m always uneasy about violating some unspoken rule of … [Read more...]