Should I get local legal advice when entering a new market


If appropriate contacts can be found, e.g. recommended by DIT, is it sensible to get in country advice such as legal and other?


A business may need to get some local advice on things such as local standards on manufactured goods. However, it is really important to use the laws of England and Wales in contracts so that disputes can be reconciled in the UK and not overseas.


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