Doing business in key global jurisdictions
Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edgelow & Lydia Sadler of Vedder Price
Doing business in key global jurisdictions

The following Commercial guidance note Produced in partnership with Jonathan Edgelow & Lydia Sadler of Vedder Price provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Doing business in key global jurisdictions
  • Introduction
  • Political stability
  • Infrastructure
  • Crime and healthcare
  • Freedom of courts from political interference
  • Approach to bribery and corruption
  • Regulatory environment
  • Social Media
  • Currency controls
  • more

Updated in February 2019

Introduction

Political stability

Infrastructure

Crime and healthcare

Freedom of courts from political interference

Approach to bribery and corruption

Regulatory environment

Social Media

Currency controls

Investment controls and local partners

Working hours and culture

Ability to hire and dismiss employees

Protection of assets

Repatriation of profits

Introduction

Businesses in the current Internet age are becoming increasingly global. However, while business itself may transcend jurisdictional borders, every jurisdiction will maintain its own regulatory approach and will have its own customs and practices.

There may be increased political or legislative risks that should be taken into consideration by businesses before they commence operations in certain jurisdictions. These risks will vary from country to country and their perceived importance will also vary depending on the specific operating sector and associated concerns of each business.

This note sets out some of the key considerations for a business before it decides to commence operations in a new jurisdiction. There are many organisations that provide assessments of a jurisdiction’s performance in important areas. The Global Competitiveness Report prepared by the World Economic Form includes many of the below areas as key indicators when assessing the attractiveness of each country as a place to conduct business.

At the end of this note is a set of links to further chapters containing a more detailed analysis of the main legal issues for consideration when starting a business in certain key jurisdictions.

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