A-Law international Law Firm Belgium for legal advice and dispute resolution in the Americas. For legal assistance and defence in the US, Colombia, Peru, Chili, Canada...
Contact your central contactperson at A-Law International Law firm for legal advice, dispute resolution and legal support in The Americas, attorney-at-law Managing Partner Patricia Leers.
Patricia leers heads the team of lawyers of the Americas at A-Law
For your central contactperson in the target country, please consult the region chart.
Why Trade with or invest in The Americas
Trading with or investing in North America as well as in South America demands – as with other continents - in first instance an in-depth knowledge of the free trade agreements which have been signed amongst the countries of America and those signed with third-party countries. Regional or bilateral free trade agreements have become a key feature of international economic relations.
These international norms and regulations complement the commitments of countries within the framework of agreements on regional integration, like the Andean Community, or on a multilateral level, the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect, creating one of the world’s largest free trade zones and laying the foundations for strong economic growth and rising prosperity for Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Many of these agreements not only include provisions for the liberalization of reciprocal trade through the elimination of tariffs and other restrictive trade measures - their main and most obvious objective – but also commitments on matters like the treatment of foreign investment, government procurements, the trade in services, the easing of trade activities and intellectual property, among others.
The opportunities with regard to in particular government and public procurement tenders in Colombia, Chili and Peru requests the assistance of an expert in the area of international regulations (WTO and FTA) as well as in-depth knowledge of the target country legislation and mode of working.
A-LAW offers this expertise and service in the form of opportunity and compliance audits for your product or service, advisory and guidance of the investor throughout the tender procedure.
The Americas are based upon civil law as well as common law principles and in particular in the USA, investments need to be assessed in the context of Federal and State Law.
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