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Investing in Indonesia – pitfalls and opportunities

It is true that the pitfalls to successful investment in Indonesia are potentially plentiful, and yes indeed, whether or not Indonesia will be a profitable investment option in 2021, will depend at least partly on the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia, and a host of other things Continue reading Investing in Indonesia – pitfalls and opportunities

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Doing business in South Africa – joint ventures

A foreign investor wanting to do business in South Africa, would most probably decide to set up a joint venture there. Many of the legal and business issues which apply to South African joint ventures, apply also to joint ventures in many other jurisdictions, but some matters are unique to South Africa Continue reading Doing business in South Africa – joint ventures

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Cross-border work in an emerging market

What I am about to say is not new … I have been saying this kind of thing to my clients for decades. But it warrants repetition, because every year there are new players in the markets, and many are new to the game. So some guidance always helps. Transactional work carried out in the emerging markets often involves parties from different legal jurisdictions, for … Continue reading Cross-border work in an emerging market

Foreign Investment in Emerging Markets

Let’s suppose you are advising the owner of a business, who would like to take advantage of business opportunities in an unfamiliar market in the so-called ‘developing world’. It is probable that one of the first things the business owner will want to do, is learn about the market itself: the demographics in that market, the size of the population, its buying-power and GDP, the … Continue reading Foreign Investment in Emerging Markets

Due diligence in a developing market

As a preliminary step for anyone wanting to do business in a developing market, extensive due diligence is an absolute must. Your due diligence should cover not just the business climate, the economic drivers, and the competition you could face in the new market, but also confirmation that your planned business is permitted in the new market, the applicable regulations for setting up your new … Continue reading Due diligence in a developing market