Proceed with care
Post-Enron the need to take steps to protect yourself when considering foreign outposts or international mergers is ever more acute, says Colin Ives
The Enron collapse highlights a number of issues firms face when looking at international expansion. Historically, the way overseas expansion has been structured was partly dictated by the taxation position of the new entity. However Enron has brought the issue of liability for international businesses to the fore.
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