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When Foreign Investors Don’t Get The Local Regulatory Culture

I am writing about the following and would like to speak to experts, companies and workers that have had experience with this issue. Each country or region has a certain regulatory culture that must be followed in both spirit and law if an acquisition or direct foreign investment is to thrive. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen as many companies are reluctant to give control to local operators or people. But now more than ever companies must be aware of the dangers of not abiding by a country’s regulatory challenge for two emerging reasons. 1) China is investing all the world and it has its own distinct approach to regulatory oversight. 2) the US’ regulatory culture is changing — unfortunately no one quite knows what it is yet as the Trump Administration has been vague with some of its directives.