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

Trademark Protection In The Global Marketplace: Because the World Does Not End at the U.S. Border

Trademark Protection In The Global Marketplace

Trademarks are among the most important assets of any company. Indeed, if it weren’t for trademarks, customers would be unlikely to even find a company’s products. Naturally, then, most U.S. companies want to protect these essential and valuable assets to the greatest extent possible and therefore make sure that they are registered with the United

US Latinos as business opportunity

U.S. Latinos Represent a Huge Opportunity for Mexican Businesses

Over the past couple of years, we’ve written more than once (and here) that Mexico is fast-increasing in importance as a manufacturing hub, especially for businesses targeting the U.S. market. To recap, as global companies seek to diversify their supply chains, Mexico offers proximity to U.S. markets, modern infrastructure, access to ports for global distribution

How to Set Up a Spain Company FAST

How to Set Up a Spain Company FAST

We talked here about the pros and cons of setting up a Spanish subsidiary instead of just opening a branch office. Once you have made up your mind to form a subsidiary in Spain to run your local activities, you might find you need to get that project started faster than you predicted. Your new

Mainland Chinese courts do not enforce U.S. judgments. Therefore, it is usually (but not always) a waste of time to bring a lawsuit in a U.S. court against a Chinese company that does not have assets in either the United States or in a country that enforces U.S. judgments.

Disputes with Chinese Companies

Disputes with Chinese companies are becoming increasingly common, yet they are not becoming any easier to resolve. Mainland Chinese courts do not enforce U.S. judgments. Therefore, it is usually (but not always) a waste of time to bring a lawsuit in a U.S. court against a Chinese company that does not have assets in either

How to Make a Claim in a U.S. Bankruptcy

How to Make a Claim in a U.S. Bankruptcy

It is not uncommon to receive a call from a prospective client requesting assistance when they are owed money from a company that has just filed bankruptcy. While there are many factors to evaluate, one of the core issues is how to make a claim in bankruptcy. Whether you are owed $1 or $1,000,000,000, the

Brazil’s “GDPR”

How to Get Ready for Brazil’s “GDPR”

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

H-1B Visas

H-1B Visas for Specialty Occupations

1. Back to Basics: What Is an H-1B Visa? H-1B visas are for workers in speciality occupations. An H-1B worker is defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act as a beneficiary who: (i) is temporarily coming to the United States (ii) to perform services in a specialty occupation; (iii) is of distinguished merit and ability; and

Mexico Representative Office

Mexico Representative Offices

In a previous post, I outlined the options for entity formation for companies establishing a presence in Mexico, noting that Mexico Representative Offices “cannot enter into legal transactions in Mexico but can promote the products or services of the foreign company, or conduct activities such as market research.” Mexico Representative Offices can sign contracts on

Moving manufacturing from China to Mexico

Moving Manufacturing to Mexico: The FAQs

For a variety of reasons, many companies are rearranging their supply chains, and many of those that target U.S. consumer markets are moving manufacturing to Mexico. We’ve written about “Omicron and Supply Chains: Buckle Up” here, and we wrote about manufacturing opportunity here in “President López Obrador Tells It Like It Is at North American