Most investors expect the still-young Joe Biden presidency to mark a return to a new “normal” for U.S.-bound investment. 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 have seen many investors hit “pause” in their plans to establish or expand U.S. business operations, and to purchase real estate for either business or personal reasons.…
On April 16, amendments and additions to Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications and Radio Broadcasting Law (the “Telecommunications Law”) were published in the Federal Official Gazette. Importantly, the publication creates the National Mobile Phone Users Database (Padrón Nacional de Usuarios de Telefonía Móvil, or “PANAUT” in Spanish), which is to be operated by the Federal Telecommunications Institute (the “Institute”), the government regulatory agency that administers Mexico’s telecommunications networks. The database will be created through mandatory registration of…
Things have been eerily quiet in the Phoenix bankruptcy market since the end of the Great Recession. In the past, the economy seemed to run in cycles of 6 to 7 years of prosperity, followed by a downturn. Though the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, the effects were felt for at least a few years after the turnaround began. The last downturn is now 12 years old, which seemingly defies the typical economic cycles…
In the prior post in this series, we discussed U.S. banking requirements for international companies. This post focuses on when a foreign company should or must register as doing business in a U.S. state, either by registering their foreign company directly in that state or by forming an affiliate or subsidiary company in that state. Other than registration with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) to fulfill U.S. tax obligations, there is no federal…
Register HERE! We have 10 FREE registrations to share with our audience. Be the first to email marketing@harrisbricken.com to claim your FREE registration! With some form of cannabis use legalized in most of the U.S., commercial property owners are increasingly presented with opportunities to lease to cannabis-related businesses. State regulations legalizing CBD, hemp, and recreational and medical cannabis, as well as conflicting federal laws, require real estate and business attorneys to consider a variety…
We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague Andrés Monereo Velasco. Andrés was a founding partner of Monereo Meyer Abogados, a leading law firm for international clients doing business in Spain and our affiliated law firm in that country. Andrés was born in Madrid in 1961 and he obtained a double degree in law and business administration from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE). He began his career…
On August 1, 2021, articles 52 through 54 of Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados or LGPD) will come into force. For businesses that deal with data obtained in Brazil, time is running out to prepare for the LGPD, which is Brazil’s version of the GDPR, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Given that it provides for fines of up to 50 million Brazilian reais (around US$9 million) for…
Register HERE! As the march toward legalization in the US goes on, there are more Canadian companies and brands looking to enter the US market and many US companies and brands looking to understand and potentially enter the Canadian market. This Cross-Border Cannabis event, presented by Torkin Manes LLP and Harris Bricken, provides an opportunity to understand the landscape while hearing insight and guidance for the sector on either side of the border…
Register HERE! Join Hilary Bricken and Professor Van Butsic of University of California – Berkeley for a FREE Lunch and Learn event on Thursday, April 15th from 12PT- 1:30 PT. The panel will discuss environmental impacts, policy, licensing implications, and other important considerations for local governments and communities.   This Lunch and Learn event is presented by Inland Empire Section – American Planning Association. The post FREE Webinar – Planning Cannabis in Our Communities
The US-China trade war has vaulted Mexico far past China as a U.S. trading partner, and as global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce. Mexico’s USD1.3 trillion economy is the second-largest in Latin America and the 15th-largest in the world, and Mexico ranked number one among U.S. trading partners in 2019 with a bilateral…