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Foreign Investment Registration in Vietnam

Posted June 19, 2018

On November 26, 2014, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed amended version of the Law on Investment (“2014 LOI”), replacing the 2005 versions of the law. The 2014 LOI took effect on July 1, 2015.  This law and subsequent follow-on legislation form the principal legal framework for foreign investment in…

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USA Expansion: Visa Options for Foreign Businesses

Posted April 5, 2018

With the pound and euro strong on the international stage, more European businesses are looking to expand into new markets like the United States. Companies and investors who are contemplating expansion should know that there are several routes to accomplish this goal. The following will give a brief description of…

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10 Questions to Ask When You Need to Legalize a Document for Use Abroad

Posted April 5, 2018

If you’ve ever had a client come to you with a document either from abroad that needed to be legalized for use in the US, or a US document to be used internationally, you know that the process is complex at its best, and frustrating at its worst. Fortunately there…

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GDPR: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted April 5, 2018

By now, you will probably have heard through the news, the industry or your service providers about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), at least if you work with European clients or vendors. This news is likely to have elicited a number of responses, from “Pardon?” to “Ready to Go!” The…

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Doing Business in the USA: Important Considerations for US Non-Residents

Posted March 13, 2018

US non-residents form companies in the United States for a variety of objectives; some companies operate within the US, while others operate entirely outside. For example, many web-based companies are formed in the US even though their owners have no tangible connection to the US other than the registration of…

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Benefits of Doing Business in Gibraltar

Posted March 13, 2018

Forming a company in Gibraltar is relatively simple and has quite a few advantages compared to other EU jurisdictions. In Gibraltar there are two types of companies: resident and non-resident. Gibraltar resident companies, that is, companies physically trading within Gibraltar, are only obligated to pay 10% corporation tax on their profits. “Non-resident”…

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Please note that due to this week’s Car

Posted February 12, 2018

Please note that due to this week’s Carnaval celebrations, many government offices in Brasil will be closed or operating with limited staff. Delays can be expected except for some automated services (like certain electronic certificates). Please reach out to us with questions.

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News From the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board

Posted February 5, 2018

The Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal – BKPM) enacted new legislation, BKPM Reg 13/2017, which came into effect on 2 January 2018. Highlighted below are various important changes to the legislation: Investors of certain lines of business must obtain an investment registration if they want to start business.

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Updates to Nevis Corporate Legislation for 2018

Posted February 5, 2018

As of 1 January 2018, Nevis’s foundational corporate legislation was revamped, with existing legislation replaced by The Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance 2017 and The Nevis Limited Liability Company Ordinance 2017. The changes should further enhance Nevis’s corporate reputation as well as improve the ease of doing business in the Caribbean…

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France: A New Approach to Doing Business in the EU

Posted January 12, 2018

Although many entrepreneurs have been put off by doing business in France (in large part due to its bureaucratic reputation), the recent leaps and bounds the country has made in promoting start-ups has made “la belle France” even more attractive to entrepreneurs looking for a new home. France is also one of the…

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