The US Border After Canada Legalized Cannabis

The US Border After Canada Legalized Cannabis

Canada’s cannabis legalization creates yet another wrinkle in the relations between the U.S. and its northern neighbor. U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions harbors a well known hatred towards anything cannabis and he clearly has no love for Canada’s Cannabis Act either. What will this mean though for Canadians who are 100% legally involved in Canada’s cannabis industry when

Seizure and Sale of Debtor’s Shares in Spain

Seizure and Sale of Debtor’s Shares in Spain

Creditors seeking to collect judicial debts from Spanish companies often neglect an effective enforcement measure: the seizure (or attachment) of shares. The attachment of a debtor’s shares can be claimed in Spain with an enforcement action. (See Litigation in Spain.) When the judge issues the enforcement order, the judicial officer orders the seizure of the

What to Know if You’re Thinking About Buying Property in Spain

Seven Tips for Buying Real Estate in Spain

By Steven Rudmann + Nadja Vietz It is a great time to acquire vacation property in Spain, but important to thoroughly understand the legal and tax implications. In early 2020, market prices for vacation properties in Spain were rising, as they steadily had been since 2015. Then in March, COVID-19 hit the country hard. A long lockdown followed,

How to Form a Company in Mexico as a Foreigner

How to Form a Company in Mexico as a Foreigner

A foreign company entering Mexico must decide on the form of business entity it will use to conduct its Mexico operations. There are three options: Representative office, which 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; Branch office,

So, You’re Thinking of Moving to Spain … Here’s What You Need to Know About Spain’s Golden Visa

What You Need to Know About Spain’s Golden Visa

Co-Authors: Nadja Vietz + Pina Espinoza A few months ago, we reconnected with an American entrepreneur friend who has lived in Asia forever. In Hong Kong, actually, and he has been politically active there, so for reasons that will be clear to you if you follow the news, he’s in the process of moving. Spain

How to Buy Real Estate in the United States as a Foreigner

How to Buy Real Estate in the United States as a Foreigner

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

Bankruptcy Phoenix

The Bankruptcy Market in Phoenix and the Importance of Values

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

Does My International Company Need to Register in the U.S.

Does My International Company Need to Register in the U.S.?

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.

Andrés Monereo Velasco

Andrés Monereo Velasco, Founding Partner of Monereo Meyer Abogados

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

Buy Real Estate in Mexico as a Foreigner

How to Buy Real Estate in Mexico as a Foreigner

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