By Michael McAndrews, ASL Principal
U.S. companies expanding into foreign markets must address a myriad of considerations to give their expansion plans the greatest chance for success. In addition to market focused, operational and cost issues, there are numerous other considerations including but not limited to legal, regulatory, finance, human resources and tax. The form of operation the US Company should take is often determined by a thorough analysis of these various considerations. This analysis often results in a branch vs subsidiary discussion.