Doing Business In

We asked our member firms around the globe to complete a short Q&A to help WLG colleagues and others learn more about them, how to successfully do business in their countries, key investment sectors, and what business opportunities are hot in the market right now. We will continue to update this page with additional countries and new information.

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Argentina

Knowledge, experience, and expediency—the three words that describe member firm Alfaro-Abogados (Argentina). When it comes to foreign investment in Argentina, Alfaro-Abogados knows the importance of understanding political and #economic scenarios to anticipate changes in the legal framework and determine the impact of those changes on the business cycle. This is why their firm offers Political and Legal Risk Analysis services. It is part of their firm's culture to provide clients with insightful forecasts of the region's environment. This tool is key to investments or transactions in any country. Learn more about Alfaro-Abogados, how to successfully do business in Argentina, and what advantages and pitfalls you need to know about before doing business there.

Cayman Islands

Campbells

Commercial, innovative, pragmatic—the three words that describe member firm Campbells (Cayman Islands). In this recent Q&A, Campbells shared how they participate in Corporate Social Responsibility programs: "We offer a staff dress-down day program, which encourages employees to donate any amount they wish monthly and select their top nonprofits to support... Campbells is also at the forefront of assisting young Caymanians to develop their careers in a law firm environment." Learn more about Campbells, how to successfully do business in the Cayman Islands, and what key opportunities are hot in the market right now (hint - FinTech and Blockchain).

China

Zhong Lun Law Firm

In a recent Q&A member firm Zhong Lun shared their best practices for doing business in China—"In China, Zhongyong, (Chinese: “Centre” and “Unchangeable” or “Doctrine of the Mean”) is a highly valued Confucian philosophical concept. In practice, zhongyong means countless things: moderation, rectitude, objectivity, sincerity, honesty, truthfulness, propriety, equilibrium, and lack of prejudice. In business dealings, Zhongyong requires partners to adopt a more balanced approach with regard to the details of certainty and the vagueness of trust. When foreign investors can appreciate and master the art of Zhongyong, they will be able to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings or even destruction of a good relationship, and thus enjoy a smoother collaboration with their Chinese partner." Learn more about Zhong Lun, how to successfully do business in China, and what advantages and pitfalls you need to know about before doing business there.

Colombia

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Member firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría share their insight into the current Colombian economy and fiscal reform in this recent Q&A.

Dominican Republic

Pellerano Nadal

Collaborative, practical, and client-oriented—the three words that describe member firm Pellerano Nadal (Dominican Republic). The firm’s primary industry focus is on mining and they are actively participating in actualizing the country’s mining law. Pellerano Nadal is also focusing on the aviation industry where they represent multiple airlines and participate in governmental meetings to assist the development of regulations to provide positive experiences to airlines and passengers. Learn more about Pellerano Nadal, how to successfully do business in the Dominican Republic, and what advantages and pitfalls you need to know about before doing business there.

India

Vaish Associates

When it comes to the business climate in India, member firm Vaish describes an economic upturn in this recent Q&A—"The business climate in India is currently the best it has ever been. India has had a stable government since 2014, which has steadfastly focused on improving the ease of doing business in India, which steps have propelled India to 63rd place amongst 190 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings of 2020 in contrast to India’s 142nd place in 2014. India has improved its rank in 7 out of 10 indicators and has moved closer to international best practices." Learn more about Vaish, how to successfully do business in India, and what advantages and pitfalls you need to know about before doing business there.

Indonesia

Makarim & Taira S.

Respectful, trustworthy, and inclusive—the three words that describe member firm Makarim & Taira (Indonesia). For the past few years, the firm has focused its CSR program on the community of young people with Down’s Syndrome and has been collaborating with Ikatan Syndroma Down Indonesia (ISDI) through various initiatives including an internship program, where the firm hires young people with Down’s Syndrome. Together, they have shown that when provided opportunities, these special people can contribute to and enrich the firm’s work environment. Learn more about Makarim & Taira, how to successfully do business in Indonesia, and what advantages and pitfalls you need to know about before doing business there.

Italy

Gianni & Origoni

Investing in Italy? Member firm Gianni & Origoni shared the top sectors for investment in the thriving Italian business climate—"Italy is currently the world’s eighth-largest economy, a member of the G7 group and a global leader in a range of industrial sectors including the textile, machinery, automotive, chemical, and pharmaceutical sectors. Strategically positioned within Europe and the Mediterranean region, Italy offers a wide range of opportunities for foreign investors, especially those interested in acquiring Italian technologies, brands, and distribution channels to secure a gateway to Europe." Learn more about Gianni & Origoni, how to successfully do business in Italy, and what advantages and pitfalls to be aware of.

Luxembourg

Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach talked about doing business in Luxembourg, local culture, CSR initiatives, and the firm’s workplace environment. Three words used to describe the firm’s culture are entrepreneurial, diverse, and inclusive. In Luxembourg, punctuality is valued and lateness is considered rude. Politeness and respect for hierarchy are appreciated and are key to successful business dealings. The country is known for multilingualism, a prominent feature of the economy which has enabled it to grow over the decades. Learn more about Arendt & Medernach, how to successfully do business in Luxembourg, and what key opportunities are hot in the market right now.

Paragauy

Gross Brown

We invited member firms to complete a short Q&A to help WLG colleagues and others learn more about them. Gross Brown talks about doing business in Paraguay, local culture, CSR initiatives, and the firm’s workplace environment. Three words used to describe the firm’s culture are leadership, innovation, and versatility. Learn more about Gross Brown, how to successfully do business in Paraguay, and what key opportunities are hot in the market right now.

Taiwan

Formosa Transnational

Investing or doing business in Taiwan? Member firm Formosa Transnational (Taiwan) explains the potential opportunities for WLG members in Business Development—”Due to the important role Taiwan plays in the semiconductor industry's global supply chains, along with the steady progress being made in Taiwan's renewable energy industry and the increases in IP investment, these sectors are all expected to create opportunities for other WLG member firms.” Learn more about Formosa Transnational, how to successfully do business in Taiwan, and what advantages and pitfalls to be aware of.

Thailand

Chandler MHM Limited

Did you know? Traditionally, Japan has been one of the top investors in Thailand, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Due to the increase of e-commerce, there has been more interest in investment in logistics and warehousing. Learn more about doing business in Thailand, opportunities for foreign investment, and member firm Chandler MHM’s CSR initiatives, work environment, and culture.