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22
Jun

Tips on Cross-Border Transaction Due Diligence

One of the principal sources of public financing to assist US businesses looking to finance new or expansion projects in foreign markets is the Export-Import Bank of the United States, commonly referred to as the "Ex-Im Bank."  In this report I discuss some of the guidelines the Bank uses in evaluating proposed financing transactions including recommended "best practices" for conducting due diligence on a particular transaction and on foreign parties who will be under an obligation to perform–which means paying the agreed price on the terms provided in the contract!   These tips can be valued for any type of cross-border transaction.

22
Jun

Recent Developments in Software Use and Licensing

This week I'm providing a report on two important developments in the area of software use and licensing–open source software and the recently approved ALI Principles of the Law of Software Contracts.

8
Jun

Income Tax Treaties

When conducting international business activities it's important to take notice of the applicability of U.S. income tax treaties.  In this report I discuss how these treaties work and some of the potential advantages they may provide for your clients.

8
Jun

Product Development Strategies for Technology-Based Firms

Technology-based firms (i.e., emerging companies) struggle with finding the best product development strategy.  In this report I discuss several different alternatives including dominant sector, product group specialist, market specialist and technology specialist.