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Conducting Transatlantic Business - Basic Legal Distinctions in the US and Europe

This is a free textbook offered by BookBoon. 'The laws of continental Europe and those of the USA are substantially distinct. The general difference between common law, as practiced in the US, and civil law, as practiced in continental Europe, is widely accepted, even if it is not always understood. American court rulings, for instance, can be extreme in the eyes of Europeans, who are not familiar with concepts such as punitive damages. The perception of Europeans and Americans about each other’s laws is often wrong, yet people are so convinced that they have heard it right, that smaller and even medium sized businesses make important decisions based on wrong assumptions. A European company did not dare to sell a product in the US because management was afraid, not of product liability... Show More
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