RESOURCES & MULTIMEDIA
Kegler Brown remains on the cutting edge of legal and business developments worldwide. Our lawyers frequently write and present on business and legal issues in the U.S. and globally on a wide variety of international issues.
We’d like to share these resources with you:
LIST OF RESOURCES
- Exporting to India: Strategies for Success | Vinita Bahri-Mehra & Martijn Steger
Kegler Brown hosted a packed room for its “Exporting to India: Strategies for Success” seminar in partnership with JPMorgan Chase and the Ohio Department of Development. The half-day event also featured insights from Prem Behl, managing director of India’s Ohio Office, international business students from the University of Findlay, and a panel of practical experts on the Indian market, comprising providers of both goods and services. Presenters and attendees discussed financial strategies for success with Martha Gabrielse, director of global trade finance for JPMorgan Chase, and best practices in legal intelligence with Kegler Brown’s Asia-Pacific Team Leader, Vinita Mehra and its Global Team Leader, Martijn Steger. Also in attendance were local appointed and elected officials, business leaders from across Ohio, and previous winners of the Ohio Governor’s e-Award for Excellence in Exporting.
- Selling to Brazil, Chile & Colombia: Your Toolkit for Success | Luis Alcalde & David Wilson
This presentation, presented jointly with JPMorgan Chase and the Ohio Department of Development, discusses legal perspectives and financial strategy for companies interested in selling into South America, with a specific focus on Brazil, Colombia and Chile.
- Acquiring Real Estate / Site Selection | Michael E. Zatezalo
Federal restrictions and best practices if you are looking to acquire real estate in the United States. Includes an outline of federal and state tax incentives.
- Lobbying and Government Relations in the U.S. | Michael E. Zatezalo
A review of the function of lobbying in the U.S. and its use at both the executive and legislative branches of government.
- Legal Issues Important for Doing Business in the U.S. | Martijn Steger
A comprehensive overview of what investors need to know about doing business in the United States, including entry options, IP protection, employment law, liability and import-export issues.
- Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Global Contract Negotiators | Martijn Steger
Guidance for companies negotiating contracts, both domestic and international. Some include desperation, ignoring cultural differences and operating with a myopic view of the deal.
- Navigating the Indian Legal Landscape | Vinita Bahri-Mehra
Key issues to consider when venturing into business in India. Some topics include repatriation of investments, taxation, court proceedings and IP issues.
- Key Compliances in Investing Abroad | Vinita Bahri-Mehra
Issues to be aware of when considering an investment in the Indian market, including entity structure, forms of investment, and securities laws.
- Investments in India: A Structural Strategy
Global business attorney and India team leader, Vinita Bahri-Mehra, was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of The Ohio State Bar Association’s publication, Fine Print. Vinita discusses how U.S. companies can expand their business to India through several channels.
- Citizen of the World
Super Lawyers Magazine, Ohio 2012, Martijn Steger
“Many law firms think they have an international practice if they open a few foreign offices,” Menzies says. “Martijn [Steger] is unusual in building a convincing international practice in Columbus by spotting market opportunities…and building and nurturing excellent relations with businesses and partners in those places…”
- Jefe de la diplomacia cubana en Washington ofrecerá hoy conferencia en Ohio
CubaDebate, November 17, 2011, Luis Alcalde, contributor
El Alcalde de Columbus, Ohio, Michael B. Coleman, le dio la bienvenida oficial en la noche de miércoles a Jorge Bolaños, Jefe de la Sección de Intereses de Cuba, y declaró: “Es un honor para todos nuestros ciudadanos, para nuestra ciudad, para nuestros oficiales electos y para nuestros jueces que Usted Señor Embajador Bolaños haya escogido a Columbus como la primera ciudad de visitar fuera de Washington.”
- Sister cities putting new focus on business
The Columbus Dispatch, March 30, 2011, Michael Zatezalo, contributor
Yesterday, a central Ohio delegation briefed government and business leaders about their trip last month to Columbus’ newest sister city, Ahmedabad, India.
- Enforcement of fake products gets a blind eye
Columbus Business First, February 4, 2011, Luis M. Alcalde, author
Much has been written about the reasons behind the boom in fakes: globalization, the large profit margins, lesser risks in comparison with selling illicit drugs and growth of worldwide criminal enterprises that use counterfeiting to launder money and fund criminal activity, even terrorism. All of this is true. But the problem is the result of even greater ills that will be much harder to combat.
- Riding the Elephant
Smart Business, February 2011, Vinita Bahri-Mehra, interviewee
“The main sectors of opportunity for U.S. business are higher education, defense, retail and manufacturing,” says Vinita Bahri-Mehra, chair of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter’s Asia- Pacific practice.
- International Markets
Smart Business, May 2010, Martijn Steger, interviewee
Companies often choose markets to enter based on an opportunity that presents itself. While there’s nothing wrong with those opportunities, the question is: Are they the right opportunities in which to invest?
- Some firms hesitant to take export plunge
Columbus Business First, January 8, 2010, Vinita Bahri-Mehra, contributor
A company needs to research tariffs, intellectual property laws, permit processes especially for biotechnology, the best shipping method and whether it’s better to do the manufacturing or license the technology to an overseas partner.
- Ohio companies ready to pounce on economic recovery in Canada
Columbus Business First, January 8, 2010, Vinita Bahri-Mehra, contributor
In raw numbers, the trade relationship equated to $19.91 billion in Ohio exports to the great white north in 2008, up from $19.79 billion in 2007. Going the other way, Ohioans imported $17 billion in Canadian goods and services in 2008, up from about $15 billion the year before.
- Before firms dive into exporting, legal checklist needs a long look
Columbus Business First, October 9, 2009, Martijn Steger and Vinita Bahri-Mehra, contributors
Despite nearly daily stories about Ohio’s budget deficit, failing industries and unemployment rates, Buckeye-based businesses continue to be experts on exporting their goods to more than 200 nations.
- Recession Lessons
Columbus CEO, October 2009, Martijn Steger, Michael Zatezalo, and Vinita Bahri-Mehra, contributors
With the economy on the skids, it’s a buyer’s market for legal services. Law firms are adapting with new practice areas, cost controls and stepped-up client relations.
- Kegler Brown Among Ohio’s Exporting Excellence Honorees
The Daily Reporter, September 4, 2009
The only legal industry two-time honoree in the program’s 22-year history to receive the Governor’s Excellence in Exporting award, Kegler Brown was selected for the honor due to its strong international legal practice, said Martijn Steger, attorney and director of international law and business at the firm.
- Seven Local Companies Honored for Export Work
Columbus Dispatch, August 31, 2009
Seven central Ohio companies were among the 27 winners of 2009 Governor’s Excellence in Exporting awards presented in a ceremony last week at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.
- Legal Aid
Columbus CEO, June 2009, Martijn Steger, contributor
As law firm networks grow more popular, even smaller practices can establish a global presence. Increasingly, firms are banding together [to] allow attorneys to get firsthand insight from colleagues across the country – or globe – while providing avenues for new business and professional development.
- Getting to Know India: The Regulatory Side of the Asian Tiger
March 2009, Vinita Bahri-Mehra, author
Globalization is leading several U.S. companies to do business across borders and India has become a hot destination for those investments. US business enterprises, in order to sustain, succeed and to be a part of the emerging markets globalization, must be flexible and adaptable to the realities of the India market.
- Investments in India: A Structrual Strategy
February 2009, Vinita Bahri-Mehra, author
With its liberal, alternative, and investor-friendly economic climate, India is has become a target for U.S. companies looking to invest abroad. Because we are continuously moving toward a global economy and the world is getting flatter, the vast and growing Indian market has indeed become a reality.
- Destination India
Columbus Bar Briefs, Fall 2006 Vinita Bahri-Mehra, author
The vast and growing Indian market is a reality. In India the growth is staggering, the quality of goods and services is top notch and the cost can be as low as one third of doing business in the United States. Even so, it is a challenging market that should be entered only with the planning and execution that you would perform in any developing market.