In Azerbaijan, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, foreign investors generally have the same legal rights as local investors — and in some sectors even more. In the past 20 years, the government has made a significant effort to attract foreign investment, particularly in the country’s booming oil and gas industries. Learn how to leverage those opportunities while avoiding legal pitfalls.
To diversify its economy, the Kazakhstani government has reduced taxes on companies operating in sectors other than mining, oil and natural gas by 11%. But the new law also raises taxes on oil and gas companies by as much as 62%. To succeed in this key Central Asian market, knowing its changing investment and tax laws is essential.
The Thai government restricts foreign investment in industries such as communicatons, transportation and banking but offers tax exemptions and other generous concessions in designated investment promotion zones. Taking advantage of these opportunities requires working knowledge of the country’s Foreign Business Act, tax laws and legal system.
Under a new Philippine law, foreigners who employ at least 10 Filipinos in a “sustainable enterprise” qualify for a special visa known as the SVEG that gives them multiple entry privileges and allows for extended stays. Learn more about how to captialize on the advantages and avoid the pitfalls of investing in the Philippines — Asia’s fastest growing economy.
Russia’s economy is opening a wide range of investment opportunities for both foreign investors, and those with existing operations locally. To compete successfully, you need firsthand knowledge of local laws, procedures and legal systems that can help you navigate legal and business risks with ease.
Rich in natural resources, a well developed labor force and focused on scientific research and development, Ukraine is an attractive destination for investments across various industries. Learn how to conduct business successfully while avoiding costly legal pitfalls in this opportune market. Read more
A long established trade and commercial center located at the heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan remains an attractive destination for foreign companies. To explore and capture opportunities in this region, legal and commercial insights are essential.
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As global sources of capital become more diverse, more exchanges are emerging as credible players. In the Cross-Border Listings Handbook, Baker & McKenzie lawyers provide an overview of listing requirements in 22 leading stock exchanges to help you weigh key entry factors such as regulatory requirements, speed of listing, post-listing compliance and cost.