PALESTINIAN BREWERY THRIVES DESPITE CHALLENGES

PALESTINIAN BREWERY THRIVES DESPITE CHALLENGE David Khoury, founder of Taybeh Brewing Company, noted at a meeting of the International Business Initiative, speaking live from Palestine, that despite tremendous challenges of international businesses in Palestine and of beer producers in a country that is largely muslim, Palestinian businesses can be successful around the world, Born in [...]


OBSCURE MOLDOVA PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS

OBSCURE MOLDOVA PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS Speaking live from Chisenau, Moldova, Stefan Gligor, an attorney, and Elena Dragalin of Moldova AID, told the International Business Initiative the agriculture, wine. IT and real estate of Europe’s poorest but rising country present great investment opportunities. After 80 years of communism, a third of the population departed. Located [...]


MEXICAN BUSINESS HELPS INDIGENOUS TRIBE RETAIN CULTURE AND BE SELF-SUFFICIENT, EXPERIENCING CHALLENGES & MIRACLES

MEXICAN BUSINESS HELPS INDIGENOUS TRIBE RETAIN CULTURE AND BE SELF-SUFFICIENT, EXPERIENCING CHALLENGES & MIRACLES Jan Milburn, whose business sells beautiful handmade woodworking arts and crafts made by the Tarahumara Indians, cave and cliff dwellers in the area near Copper Canyon, Mexico who descended from the inhabitants on Mesa Verde, said he experienced many miracles that [...]


LAW EMERGING ON US BUSINESS WITH IRAN

LAW EMERGING ON US BUSINESS WITH IRAN Gerhard Barcus, of Certius, from UAE and Iran, said, live from Tehran, foreign– not US– companies are seizing opportunity in Iran, at the International Business Initiative. There is pent-up demand for western consumer goods and technology. Ventures don’t require an Iranian partner. 70% of industry is government-owned. Travel [...]


Ecuador’s Rapid Change Requires Preventative Lawyering

Ecuador’s Rapid Change Requires Preventative Lawyering Ecuador, where many Americans retire, has an often inefficient court system so arbitration clauses, negotiation and creative lawyering are necessary, the audience learned at a live conference between my Philadelphia office and Quito with Pablo E. Bermeo, Bermeo & Bermeo, (admitted in Argentina, NY and Ecuador) and Jaime Vintimilla, [...]


International Trade Lawyers Share Their Secrets

International Trade Lawyers Share Their Secrets Four attorneys who have dealt with cases involving international trade secrets discussed their experiences at a recent meeting of the International Business Initiative Committee. The speakers included Dean Pelletier of McAndrews, Held & Malloy of Chicago, counsel in Tian Rui v. ITC, a recent decision in which the International [...]


GERMANY AND BUSINESS

GERMANY AND BUSINESS At a recent presentation at the International Business Initiative a discussion on Germany and Business was led by Ralf Dietmar Wiedemann, Honorary Consul of Germany in Philadelphia, Ralf Weiser, a native German employed as Manager/Engineering Technical by Aerzen USA Corp., a Coatesville subsidiary of a German Corporation in the Blowers-Compressor-Vacuum Pumps Industry, [...]


 TRADE SECRETS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LITIGATION

 TRADE SECRETS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LITIGATION Counsel in two of the most important recent trade secrets decisions, Dean Pelletier, of McAndrews, Held and Malloy, of Chicago, counsel a 2012 Federal Circuit case in which the ITC enjoined import of products containing protected trade secrets, Glenn M. Strapp, of Bracewell and Guiliani, LLP, of Houston, TX, [...]


Strategy Regarding International Arbitration

Strategy Regarding International Arbitration Arbitration is not appropriate for every international dispute. Sometimes litigation is a better, other times both can be used, according to Bruce Marks of Marks & Sokolov, with offices in Philadelphia and Moscow, and Peter Ashford, Solicitor for Fox Williams, LLP in London at the International Business Initiative. Wise counsel weigh [...]


CURRENCIES & MYSTERIOUS ALTERNATIVES

CURRENCIES & MYSTERIOUS ALTERNATIVES By J. Michael Considine, Jr. and Francesca Ranza Knowledge about the currency market, the largest yet least regulated market in the world, and new alternatives, will help avoid problems in business. Michael Taylor, Philadelphia Branch Manager, Philadelphia, Alex Eadie, Vice-President of Operations and Compliance, Edmonton, Alberta, Firma Foreign Exchange Corporation, and [...]