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Business, Legal, and Tax Considerations Affecting Offshore Projects

Mark A. Kling, Mark M. Hrenya , Proceedings of 44th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute (1998)

A U.S. corporate investor (Investor) encounters a multitude of legal and tax issues when structuring an investment in a foreign project, particularly when the project is located in a [15-4] developing country. It is important to address these issues in a way which facilitates the relaization of the Investor's business goals. The lawyer's responsibility in structuring such investments extends not only to rendering legal and tax advice on entity selection and the form of investment, but also to counseling management on the various ways entity selection and form of investment may help minimize risks while achieving the business goals of the Investor.

§ 15.02 Business Entities