Arlo Kipfer

Arlo is based in Bogotá, where he advises clients on Latin America and China business issues. In addition, Arlo has advised clients on the establishment of several independent and joint venture international schools and he is a frequent speaker at international school conferences.

Legal Issues With DAO Entity Formation

People all over the world have started or joined a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) without thinking about the potential legal entity ramifications in the DAO’s structure. These foundational issues need to be discussed and determined by DAO organizers, developers, members, and investors. “Jurisdictional arbitrage” is an emerging term of art used to describe this process

Questions Lawyers Ask When Starting a DAO

Advancements in technology have given rise to new quasi-business organizations known as Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). DAOs are fluid and often international in scope. They are minimally regulated in some jurisdictions, with most jurisdictions still wrestling with preliminary regulatory questions. Many people join DAOs and form DAOs without a strong grasp of the potential legal

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Export Compliance and When Do You NOT Need an Export License?

Though exporting products, services and technologies from the United States is relatively easy, especially as compared with many other countries, our clients are always peppering our international trade lawyers with export questions. In this post, I attempt to answer the seminal question related to exporting from the United States: What are the basics to ensure

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Key Considerations for a DAO Legal Entity Type

We have been writing and making videos discussing some of the legal basics around DAOs, such as the various DAO legal entity types and governance. DAOs seeking to register a legal entity encounter challenges. These challenges are present because many of the current options for legal entity structures were designed for centralized operations — which

U.S. Employment Law for Foreign Companies

U.S. Employment Law for Foreign Companies

With a GDP of $20 trillion and a population of 325 million people, the United States is the world’s largest consumer market. Household spending is the highest in the world, accounting for more than a quarter of global household consumption, and free trade agreements with 20 countries provide enhanced access to hundreds of millions of

Legally Hiring Employees in the US

Foreign Companies Legally Hiring Employees in the US

The United States became the leading destination for foreign direct investment in 2019 and it remained in that position in 2020. Our European, South and Central American, and Asian clients increasingly want our assistance in establishing their international corporate structure, which often includes a US state-registered company. These foreign companies then want assistance navigating US