I received some feed back in reference to yesterday's post, The 5 Key Factors You Must Consider When Establishing a Foreign Corporation. It seems I left some readers with the impression that forming a foreign corporation was not worth the risk given all the legal issues that must be addressed. While I did not intend to scare anybody who is considering establishing a … [Read more...]
The 5 Key Factors You Must Consider When Establishing a Foreign Corporation.
The other day I received a call from someone looking to form a corporation in Brazil. This person was shocked to learn that Brazil is among the most difficult countries in the world in which to incorporate a business. In fact, according to the World Bank’s annual Doing Business Report, Brazil was ranked no. 121 in ease of starting a business. … [Read more...]
Individual Liability for Foreign Subsidiary Misconduct. The Logical Next Step.
Yesterday's post centered on how important it is for U.S. companies to keep tabs on their foreign subsidiaries. Well, the Conglomerate blog has an excellent post on the increase of foreign subsidiaries that have entered guilty pleas with the U.S. government for misconduct that took place after the financial crisis. What's interesting about the rise in foreign subsidiaries … [Read more...]
Clean Energy Cases Are Heating Up the World Trade Organization.
I'll be heading to Washington, D.C. next week to meet with White House officials and members of Congress to discuss the President's clean energy agenda. So it's no surprise that I’m a big advocate of the global clean energy industry, which last year alone generated almost $269 Billion in international business. In somewhat of a tribute to the growing importance of clean … [Read more...]
U.S. and E.U. Trade Negotiations: A Complete Waste of Time?
Last month I wrote about the Obama Administration’s plan to negotiate a U.S. and E.U. Free Trade Agreement in the next few years. Lots of folks think its an excellent idea. And so do I. However, there is at least one commenter who thinks that U.S. and E.U. trade negotiations is a terrible idea. … [Read more...]