At Merchant Law, we provide legal solutions for a global business community. We have international business attorneys from South Africa, India, and elsewhere, licensed both here in Canada and in their home countries.
We have relationships with law firms in other nations as well: in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and beyond. This means we can help you launch a complex multi-country business transaction, sue internationally, or take care of any other cross-border legal matter which you might need us to attend to.
Choosing the Right Structures for International Operations
One of the first challenges businesses face when expanding into international markets is deciding what legal entities they will put together for working across borders. Should they launch a new subsidiary? Start a new branch or use a commercial agent?
Each solution comes with different tax, labor, reporting, and regulatory implications, and no two companies will need the same solutions. Our team of attorneys can evaluate your options in light of your goals and resources and come up with a plan that makes your international expansion as profitable as possible.
Get Help with International Buy/Sell Contracts
Putting together buy/sell agreements is no simple matter when working internationally. In the event of a dispute, the structure of that contract will determine where disputes are resolved. Jurisdiction changes can lead to wildly different outcomes.
There are a number of international laws in place already that can help, but you must work with attorneys who understand how to invoke them and use them to your company’s advantage.
Keeping Up with Legislative Changes Across Borders
One of the biggest challenges of international corporate law is the need to keep up with legal and regulatory changes in multiple nations.
Our attorneys work tirelessly to stay on top of legal changes which might impact our client base. In some countries, notification is spotty, which makes it our responsibility to ensure you know what to do and when to do it. In addition, we’ll keep you from running afoul of certain laws here in Canada, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
We can also help you remain compliant with those legal changes, avoiding noncompliance penalties and lawsuits.
Solutions for Common International Business Problems
Our law firm helps your international business navigate:
- Foreign tax codes.
- Foreign regulations.
- Foreign contract disputes.
- Issues of corruption.
- Foreign labor laws.
- Intellectual property rights.
- Issues caused by treaties.
Most of our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in international business law. You can trust us to help you assess and mitigate risk, litigate international lawsuits, and more. We’re prepared to be your go-to resource as you pursue your next international expansion.
To get started, call our international legal team in Regina, SK at (306) 359-7777 to make an appointment with one of our top notch professionals.