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[Excerpt] This handbook provides an overview of several areas of US law that are of significant interest for non-US companies who either plan to enter the US market or already conduct business in the United States, including the following:

• Conducting sales directly and through sales representatives or distributors;

• Acquiring US businesses;

• Types of business entities through which to conduct business;

• Conducting business through branches, joint ventures and subsidiaries;

• The impact of product liability laws;

• The impact of labor and employment laws;

• Strategies for preserving “limited liability” with respect to an investment in a US subsidiary; and

• General income tax issues.


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