06-03-2017

本所合作律師Terrence L. Olsen與本所主持律師蔡佩蓁律師共同為文,提醒台灣廠商對外投資時,尤其是赴美設廠製造加工組裝,或設立營業據點時,應在一開始時徹底思考、詳為擘化,針對設立美國公司應具備的營運計畫(Business Plan),應在哪些方面充分思量準備呢?本文除提醒台灣企業,亦提出美國律師應對外國投資者的母國文化與心理有所認知。本文並已於2017年3月3日刊載於ILW.COM(全美最大的移民法資訊網站)。

The Devil is in the Details of the Business Plan:
Starting from the Initial Organization, and Current Operation of the Foreign Entity & Following to the Development, and Growth of the U.S. Investment Enterprise

 

Recently, there have been many articles, and blog discussions about the future of international investment for the United States. There is much speculation in terms of whether, or not the EB5 Immigrant Investor Program will survive past the end of April 2017, and whether or not its requirements will be changed to go beyond what would be useful for any potential investor(s).

Furthermore, there is much talk, and hope about the new “start-up” International Entrepreneur Parole program, and how this can boost the U.S. economy by creating jobs, and projects—and whether, or not it will remain in effect for 2017 to become a useful reality. And of course, there is much concern about whether, or not the rules & scrutiny for E-2 Treaty Investment ventures, and L1A/L1B Intracompany Transferees will become more strict, and thereby less flexible to maneuver.

With this said, life will go on, and investment into the United States will go on. However, it will be, and is more important than ever to understand that investing in the U.S. is very complicated, and that providing investment documents to the U.S. government will require demonstrating all complexities, and explaining all of these complexities of the foreign entity, and its U.S. investment to the U.S. government.

In order to have a successful investment in the United States by a foreign entity, it is essential to become familiar with, and intimately understand the psychology of the foreign entity, its investors, and its country’s investment culture. As per the focus of this article, and its two co-authors, the country of Taiwan, and its business & investment culture is analyzed, and explored to outline important issues to consider from the beginning to middle to end for the foreign/U.S. investment, and the all-important business plan to be submitted to the U.S. government.

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23-02-2017

我於106年2月20日參加了外貿協會舉辦的「川普新政與美國市場商機透析暨歐洲重要經貿議題探討及我商因應之道」之講座,講座中研究員舉出數據及事實、條理分明的分析,從台灣產業的角度套上現在歐美的政治經濟情勢,豐富數據分析的結果指向:現在看似混亂的全球政治局勢,正是台灣許多產業提昇為國際化的大好時機,包括於美國設廠組裝、於美國設點發貨,以及產品外銷歐洲,尤其是英國、波蘭、羅馬尼亞等新興市場,特別是歐洲的綠能及智慧機械產業相關的供應鍊。本文先就美國部分與大家分享。

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20-02-2017

所謂獨家經銷合約(或俗稱總經銷合約、總代理合約)的關係,如同一般人所認知的,是指該供應商就某些特定產品只能透過這家經銷商來銷售,而通常合約中也會規定,這家經銷商也只能賣這家供應商的產品,不可以同時也賣具有競爭性的其他產品(如其他品牌的類似產品)。

 

例如A公司為汽車製造商,B公司為汽車經銷商,雙方相互約定A公司的車子只能給B公司賣,而B公司也只能賣A公司的車子。

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15-12-2016

在與他人接洽合作或其他交易之前,雙方通常會先簽訂一份保密協議書(NDA、保密合約),以確保雙方在討論接觸的過程中,所揭露的資訊不會被洩露出去,以免生意都還沒做成,商業機密都被攤在陽光下,被對手知悉,商機也已流逝,這是原本保密合約要防範的事情。

但這種保密合約範本在現代委外代工興盛的狀況下,可能已不敷需求。

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