foreign company due diligence

Due Diligence on Foreign Transactions

Due diligence is an investigation of a business or person prior to entering a contract. It often involves a comprehensive appraisal to establish assets and liabilities or to evaluate commercial potential. Though due diligence is important anywhere, it is doubly important when dealing with companies in countries where things are often not what they seem and where the legal system is less than ideal.

Antidumping and countervailing duties international trade lawyers

Opportunity to Request DOC AD/CVD Administrative Reviews – Dec. 2021

There is now an opportunity to request DOC AD/CVD Administrative Reviews for products with AD/CVD orders with a December anniversary month. We have posted about many antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions that trigger investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on imports of certain products. Most of these cases result in AD/CVD orders being issued after the DOC and the ITC complete their investigations and make final determinations on whether a domestic industry is injured by subject imports (ITC) and to what extent those imports are dumped or subsidized (DOC).

Doing business in or with Taiwan

Doing Business in or with Taiwan Could Mean Trouble with China

Doing business in or with Taiwan is likelier to get tougher for those who also do business in or with China. As China ramps up its attempts to pressure and intimidate Taiwan, we expect it to expand the scope of what is unacceptable cooperation with Taiwan's government. If political donations to Taiwan's governing party are verboten, why not paying taxes? Or establishing a company in Taiwan? Or selling equipment to Taiwan's military? Or even simply doing business in or with Taiwan?

Foreign language contracts

Foreign Language Contracts are THE Key to Clarity

It is important to have your contracts with foreign companies be in their language as well, for a whole host of reasons. The main reason is to achieve clarity. Having a well-written contract in their native language assures you that your foreign counter-party with which you are doing business truly understands what you want of it. It puts the two of you on the same page.

International technology licensing agreements

The Benefits of International Licensing

There have always been benefits to international licensing, but the benefits of international licensing have increased due to COVID. and too many business owners miss the opportunity to generate revenue and increase their business' value by licensing their technology internationally.