International Marketing Review #68


This week I added a series of internatonal trade and legal professionals to my list of Cross-Cultural & International People On Twitter. Many businesses hesitate to expand into foreign markets because of legal issues.

Different ways of approaching business can create differences in legislation. Just like other aspects of international business, it is the unexpected differences in how we do things that can create the biggest cultural blunders.  And the solution is to take this slowly and to seek appropriate legal advice from the right person.

Today’s International Marketing Review gives you some interesting places to look for insights… but remember to always seek appropriate legal advice.

Nick Ramage @foolkitlegal presents For the Public: general information on the Law saying “Foolkit helps you find information on the law as it affects you. In Plain English, with links to guides and answers to common questions.”

John Boscariol @tradelawyer presents McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade Group Captures Top National and Global Rankings poasted at McCarthy Tétrault saying “The 2009 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers ranks the firm in Band 1, its highest tier, for International Trade/World Trade Organization. Chambers identifies McCarthy Tétrault as having one of the most eminent trade and investment law practices in Canada and notes that the team “proactively goes beyond these prerequisites to understand a situation, taking local and global issues into account before delivering a range of viable options in an understandable way. Simon Potter holds the distinction as the only Canadian trade lawyer to receive a “Star” ranking. The publication also recognizes four other McCarthy Tétrault trade lawyers individually: Barbara McIsaac, John Boscariol, Orlando Silva and Brenda Swick.” @WorldTradeLaw presents’s Trade News Headlines poasted at saying “Every day, there are many trade related articles, reports and other documents freely available on the web, from sources such as news organizations, government agencies, courts, think tanks, NGOs, blogs and scholarly journals. We track them for you through our Trade News Headlines service, which provides the title, a link to the original source, and sometimes a brief excerpt.”

Doug Jacobson @tradelawnews presents President Nominates Eric Hirschorn as Nominee for Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration and Head of BIS poasted at International Trade Law News saying “Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Washington, DC attorney Eric Hirschorn as Nominee for Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration and head of the Bureau of Industry and Security. As indicated by his biography from the formal announcement below, Mr. Hirschorn has extensive experience in export control-related issues, having served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration in the early 1980s and while in private law practice.”

What have these inspired in you? I would love to hear your comments.

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Cindy King