Doing business in the United States

The United States is one of the easiest jurisdictions in the world in which to do business. Regulatory barriers are generally low, establishing a branch or business entity is quick and easy, labor and employment laws are much more employer-friendly than in most other developed economies, and the legal system is well-developed and transparent. However, there are certain barriers to entry and challenges to doing business that should be taken into account before investing or establishing operations in the United States.

This publication provides an overview of trade control issues that could limit a non-U.S. person's ability to enter the U.S. market or conduct its business once it has established U.S. operations, as well as the principal forms of doing business in the United States, and labor and employment, immigration, intellectual property, export control, anticorruption, bankruptcy, and other laws and practices important to foreign investors. This publication is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, but to provide an overview of some of the important issues that investors should consider and discuss with counsel.

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