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Trends in International Law: Legal Issues Companies Face When Starting Up Shop Abroad

(133 reviews)

Produced on October 19, 2017

$ 89 International and Business, Corporate, & Securities In Stock

Course Information

Time 92 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

In this program, Carl Christian Thier, founding Shareholder of Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., will discuss the myriad of legal issues that U.S. companies face abroad and foreign companies face here in the U.S. when starting up shop. The program will be particularly focused on US-German/Austrian/Swiss matters.

Topics to be covered include the differences between domestic litigation and litigation abroad, and common obstacles faced in international litigation. The program will review how U.S. judgments are enforced abroad, and will discuss the various international treaties to which the United States is a party, such as the German American double taxation treaty on both income and inheritance tax.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a holistic overview of the myriad of legal issues foreign and domestic companies face when establishing an international presence
  2. Explore many of the common obstacles faced by attorneys when litigating abroad
  3. Review how U.S. judgments are enforced internationally
  4. Familiarize yourself with the international treaties to which the U.S. is a party


Carl Christian Thier

Urban Thier Federer, P.A.

Carl Christian Thier is a founding Shareholder of Urban Thier & Federer, P.A and is Honorary Vice Consul for the Republic of Austria. He frequently travels between the firm's offices to coordinate European and American matters.

Mr. Thier's practice focuses primarily on German and United States international law in the areas of international contract law, international tax planning related to income and estate matters (German American Treaty for Avoidance of Double Taxation, "Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen"), business entity formation and business negotiations and domestications of foreign judgments, with a particular focus on cross border investments between Germany and the United States.

Mr. Thier is a member of the German Bar, the New York Bar and the Bar of Great Britain ("SRA"). He is a member of the American Committee for Foreign Relations and serves as President and Chairman of the Central Florida Chapter of the German American Business Chamber (GABC).


Weston W.

Good, informative seminar with time to address several practical questions at the end

Richard C.

A truly impressive amount of material was covered in 90 minutes. I hope that this presentation will be updated in future years. Excellently done!

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