The following are examples of typical questions raising Cross border legal issues:
-Do your foreign distributorship and agency agreements comply with the laws of the countries of both parties?
- Are your intellectual property rights fully protected against abuse in all relevant countries particularly in the EU where freedom to trade is now a reality?
-If you have a branch or representative office in Europe, or elsewhere overseas do you fully comply with local labour regulations?
- Could EU competition law, or an individual country's interpretation of it, affect your trading relationships?
- Have you considered the effect of the EU Unfair Contract Terms Directive and local regulations on your standard terms?
The close multidisciplinary relationships that ABL has developed over the years enables it to offer a variety of services which places ABL well ahead of many other international or large law firms. The scope of ABL's services covers all business-related legal matters both nationally and internationally. In addition the know-how of tax, accounting and other business consultants with whom we liaise regularly and closely can be sourced worldwide if necessary.
Tax services - We appreciate all successful business managers rely on their accountants to guide them and ensure their business affairs are managed tax efficiently. When doing business on an international level, it is essential to have advice from a trusted experienced accountant with knowledge of the tax issues and legislation involved.
Through our sister network, INTEGRA INTERNATIONAL®, we have links with accountants across the world, and can ensure our clients receive the best tax advice possible to assist them in managing transactions and their personal affairs to their best advantage.