Legal aspects of an international business

An international business will need to keep in mind the legal aspects of going global and the various laws governing international trade and investments, from policies introduced by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to the rules contained in the General Agreement for Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and legal principles

Foreign business or branch office registration overseas

If you are intending to expand overseas, you may be required to register your business in certain jurisdictions for a variety of reasons, such as: a business intending to carry on trading activities; a business intending to establish a branch or share transfer office; a business that has indirect taxation obligations, eg, VAT and/or sales