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

1h 32m

Created on October 19, 2017



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

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