Securing Office Space
If you have foreign-based workers, you will most likely need to secure office space for them. The option we recommend whenever possible is to borrow space from a local partner. This not only saves money but can also help avoid unintentionally creating a permanent establishment. However, check with the local partner for any laws pertaining to non-employees utilizing the partner's workspace.
If you need to lease foreign office space or, in rare cases, housing, contact Global Operations. We will help you review the following considerations and engage the Office of General Counsel to negotiate and sign a contract:
- Safety and security
- Proximity to housing, transportation, banking, etc.
- Room for visitors/growth
- Internet and phone
- Local zoning laws
- Insurance coverage