Foreign Country Due Diligence : A Checklist
In any acquisition, merger or joint venture, there is nothing more important than thorough due diligence. When we represent a client, we can never know too much about a prospective target’s operations, finances and legal issues. Due diligence can mean the difference between an acquisition that succeeds and one that fails. At the very least, thorough due diligence can result in a reduced purchase price or different terms.
If the buyer is located in California, and seller is located in Oregon, the due diligence entailed may be extensive, but at least we don’t need to perform due diligence on seller’s country. All that changes if one party to a transaction is located in a foreign country. Following is a brief foreign-country due diligence checklist.
•Are there restrictions on foreign direct investment?
•Are there currency restrictions or restrictions on the repatriation of profits?
•How onerous are local employment laws?
•Are local anti-trust laws an impediment?
•Is there a local “special economic zone”?
International Joint Ventures - A Concise Guide for Attorneys and Business Owners
by Robert F. Klueger and Jacob Stein
Authors, Klueger and Stein, have put their years of expertise in international business transactions, into their new book, International Joint Ventures - A Concise Guide for Attorneys & Business Owners. Their latest work provides a thorough, step-by-step guide for businesses that are considering international expansion, or that are already in the process of expanding their business overseas. The book raises the important questions and addresses the complex issues associated with operating a joint venture with a foreign partner.
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International Joint Ventures – A Concise Guide for Attorneys and Business Owners is an invaluable tool for any business owner with foreign interests, or attorney representing businesses looking to expand internationally.
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