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Enhanced Protection of Privacy to Change the Business Environment in China

When the Chinese legislature enacted a new criminal statute in 2009 penalizing unlawful acquisition and misappropriation of citizens’ private information, no one thought that the government would be...

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The Growing Cost of Investing in China: A Shift in Strategy

Beginning December 1, 2010, foreign enterprises in China were required to pay “municipal maintenance and development taxes” and “educational taxes,” eliminating the last two tax exemptions that were...

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Mexico Offers Automotive Companies Business Opportunities

The Mexican automotive industry was hit hard by the global economic slump. Nonetheless, several distressed automobile manufacturers, including General Motors and Chrysler, both of which underwent...

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The Future of Chinese-Based Reverse Mergers in the U.S.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is increasing its scrutiny of China-based companies suspected of submitting questionable financial statements to participate in reverse...

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ABCs of Lithium: An Economic Push in Latin America

Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile – known as the “ABC’s of lithium” – hold over eighty percent of the world’s lithium reserves. Given this abundance of lithium, Latin America has the chance to become a...

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Setting up Your Business in Colombia

Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America. With substantial oil reserves and natural resources, Colombia provides an array of business opportunities for the knowledgeable foreign...

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New Privacy Laws in India and China: A Barrier to Outsourcing

Indian Outsourcing operationsNew rules that significantly alter the privacy landscape in India and have profound implications for multinational companies outsourcing business to India or operating in...

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Before Hiring Employees in Brazil, Consider This…

If Brazilian employment law could be summed up in a sentence, it might be: The purpose of the law is to provide extensive protections to employees. Brazil’s employment law is extremely...

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Trade treaties: opportunity or risk?

Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the second largest economy on the Gulf peninsula. They share common attributes, two of which are a dry...

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Cybersecurity in Latin America

How well are Latin American banks protected against cyber attacks? Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor asked Marcela Cristina Blanco, associate attorney in Diaz Reus’ Bogota, Colombia...

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