Topic: investment

How the Shanghai FTZ Makes It Easier for Foreign Companies to Invest in China

“Foreign investors in the Shanghai FTZ will be given full national treatment and have equal market access with domestic investors.” (Davis Wright Tremaine) In late September, Chinese officials unveiled the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to loosen restrictions and red tape for foreign companies and, according to some, to test the waters for a broader… Read more »

Doing Business in China: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, here’s a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis on a broad range of issues facing companies doing business in and with China: Life Sciences Health Industry China Briefing – June 2012 (Reed Smith): “China’s new patent regulations allowing the government to force drug companies to grant compulsory licenses for generic versions… Read more »

U.S. Continues to Ease Burma/Myanmar Investment Restrictions

Earlier this month, the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) removed certain long-standing barriers to American investment in Burma. From law firm Venable LLP: “Eagerly awaited changes to U.S. financial and investment sanctions on Burma have finally arrived. U.S. businesses are now able to engage in new investment in Burma and provide financial services… Read more »

Doing Business in the Middle East: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories on the broad topic of doing business in the Middle East: Iraq Iraq Perspectives – May 2012 (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) “Iraq is recovering from decades of war, sanctions and domestic unrest, and the country is in urgent need of all types of infrastructure… Read more »

The EB-5 Investor Visa: Immigration Through Investment?

“The EB-5 program generally requires foreign investors seeking visas to invest $1 million in any venture in this country that will create at least 10 full-time jobs, pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1990…” [Ronald Shapiro] We’ve seen a recent uptick of interest in the EB-5 foreign investment visa. From law firms on JD Supra,… Read more »

EB-5 Visas: USCIS Streamlines Process to Speed Up Foreign Investment in US [Video]

About 10,000 EB-5 visas are made available each year to foreign entrepreneurs and investors who invest in the United States. The requirements? Meet the investment threshold, create at least 10 American jobs, generate a return on capital, and use only legitimately earned money. From law firm Allen Matkins a look at the EB-5 visa and… Read more »