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Five Things to Consider Before Expanding into China1. Is the investment allowed under Chinese law?Although China has become increasingly receptive to different types of foreign investment, not all foreign investments are currently welcome or allowed.In 2017, China published a catalogue which contains guidance for different...

We have observed two recent trends relating to Chinese investment in early stage U.S. high tech companies which have caused entrepreneurs to consider restructuring their ventures to have a presence in China. We generally encourage our clients to consider every alternative for investment and these...

The International Entrepreneur Rule (the “IER”) was created by an executive order by the Obama administration just three days before the former president left office and is set to go into effect on July 17, 2017. If IER become effective, it would allow eligible foreign...

Every four years our country goes through a marathon debate over who will be the President of the United States.  The process is long and arduous and the whole thing culminates in a national election in November. The process is so long, arduous, and drawn out...

The accounting definition of “variable interest entity” (VIE) means an entity in which an investor holds a controlling interest that is not based on owning the majority of voting rights.  To non-accountants, the VIE structure is a business structure that is widely used by Chinese...

Some might say that the last thing federal prosecutors need in their large toolbox of potential charges is more leverage in prosecuting federal cases. But following a recent Supreme Court ruling on the scope and applicability of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)...

Foreign startups “flip” into a U.S. corporate legal structure for various considerations, including: exit opportunities (whether through acquisition or the public market); potential higher valuations; broadening their investor base (some U.S. institutional investors may have internal rules prohibiting their investment in non-U.S. companies); and most...

If your business relies on international suppliers, the import process is a necessary know-how. When engaging in an international transaction, one of the most common mistakes business make is deciding who pays for each part of the import process. While many businesses agree on who...

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