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It can be difficult and confusing for an international company to determine the best way to engage in banking in the U.S. We know that because it is even confusing for certain types of U.S. companies to determine who to bank with. In the U.S., banking is not limited to traditional large international banks. Credit unions are often among the first financial institutions we reach out to on behalf of our clients. We do this…
Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken attorney, Rodrigo Guedes Nunes as he provides an overview of the recent Brazil General Data Protection Law (LGPD) and Consumer Law. Rodrigo will briefly explain both laws and discuss how they impact foreign investments in the country. When you attend this webinar you will receive 1.5 Law and Legal Procedure CLE credits via the WSBA. Register today for this WSBA webinar taking place on Wednesday, March 31st from 12pm-1pm PT. The post…
Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken international trade attorney, Fred Rocafort as he and a panel of intellectual property (IP) and international trade experts discuss ways to protect and enforce your IP rights in Southeast Asia. This webinar will be of special interest to U.S. companies exporting to or sourcing their products from, the 10 countries that are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Economic Community. Register today for…
This is part 4 of a series of blog posts on the likely implications of a Biden Presidency on U.S. immigration policy. Read the first post here. Read the second post here. Read the third post here.   Last week, President Biden signed three executive orders on immigration. The first aims to reunite migrant parents who were separated from their children at the border. The second seeks to grasp the root causes…
By means of a series of emergency decrees the legislature significantly limited the original principle of liberal investment politics in Spain just before summer. Recently, new restrictions entered into force. In Royal Decree-Law 34/2020, of 17 November, effective 19 November, the Spanish government yet again tightened control mechanisms for foreign investment in Spain. Our partner Nadja Vietz explains it in this video and more in-depth in this article.     The post Tighter Controls
What are the legal issues involved in selling product worldwide over the internet? The following questions make up an initial checklist for companies looking to sell their products internationally over the internet. 1. What type of legal entity(ies) are you going to want? Where will you want them? These two questions must be answered in tandem. 2. From what countries will you accept purchases? Are you going to accept purchases from every country or are…
Join Harris Bricken attorneys, Jonathan Bench, Alison Malsbury, and Fred Rocafort as they discuss counseling your first cannabis client during this WSBA CLE-approved webinar. Get an overview of current issues, including: the legal framework of cannabis regulation, with particular emphasis on federal-state tension; the intellectual property issues faced by cannabis companies; the impact of cannabis considerations on corporate transactional work, including M&A, traditional lending, and venture capital; and the international dimensions of cannabis…
The inauguration of President Joe Biden will undoubtedly mark the start of a new era in foreign direct investment in the United States. The U.S. has for a long time been the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), but the unpredictable legislative and regulatory environment of the past four years (see here, here, here and here) have seen many investors hit “pause” in their plans to establish or expand U.S.…
This is part 3 of a series of blog posts on the likely implications of a Biden Presidency on U.S. immigration policy. Read the first post here. Read the second post here.   President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in as the nation’s 46th president today. In the days since his election, Biden has assembled a team of committed and experienced bureaucrats to revive a government that has become paralyzed by incoherent policies and…
On November 17, 2020, Spain issued Royal Decree-Law 34/2020, which extends extraordinary measures that provide protection for Spanish companies at risk of takeover or acquisition by foreign investors due to the economic impact of COVID-19. The legislation is aimed especially at protecting Spanish companies operating in sectors the government deems strategic, e.g. critical technologies, “essential resources” such as energy and food supply, and media. Royal Decree-Law 34/2020 expands “temporarily” (until June 30, 2021) the definition…