In 1990, West-Staaken was returned to Berlin and the former crossing point is now almost two kilometres from the current border. A cross-border transaction is in fact a transfer of goods, goods or services between physical or commercial entities established in different jurisdictions. The transaction itself can be as simple as buying widgets on the Internet from China or as complex as multi-step investment structures in another country with complex service and distribution agreements. Below are other types of cross-border transactions from my own practice: a U.S. device distributor has entered into a joint venture with a German manufacturer. The joint venture became the exclusive distributor of the manufacturer`s products in the United States. We structured the joint venture as a limited company and I worked closely with the German tax advisor to structure the agreement so that no tax problems would arise later. The shareholder and the distribution agreement required careful preparation with regard to product description, territory and non-competition with regard to control rights. Delimitation and delimitation Currently, the project helps fifteen African partner countries to delimit, delimit and manage their borders: between Hohe Neuendorf and the Bergfelde district, the border ran parallel to the Utestraße road from the northern end of the village of Invalides de Frohnau through the forest. In the Potsdam Agreement of 1945, the World War II Allies defined the Oder-Neisse Line as a demarcation line between the Soviet occupation zone in Germany and Poland, until the final definition of the Polish western border was completed in a subsequent peace settlement. This transferred vast areas to Poland, some of which had been under German control for centuries, reducing Germany to about three-quarters of the territory from 1937. The 1950 Treaty of Zgorzelec between the GDR and the Polish People`s Republic confirmed this border as definitive. West Germany, which considered itself the only legal successor to the German Empire and did not recognize the GDR, insisted that a final settlement on the border between Poland and Germany could only be accepted by a future reunified Germany.
Although West Germany accepted the Oder-Neisse border in the Warsaw Treaty (1970) for practical reasons, its legal reservation that only a future peace treaty would formally settle the issue remained in force.  In September 2011, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas submitted a request to the United Nations for recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders. This can make cross-border business quite complicated. For example, if a U.S. decides to set up a subsidiary in Germany, what are the legal and tax consequences for both companies? In this regard, cooperation with an international business lawyer specializing in cross-border transactions is indispensable. Second, the cross-border transaction could be subject to broader regulatory scrutiny. In the event of a merger or acquisition, antitrust authorities may need to review the agreement, both in the United States and within the European Union. This can lead to a situation in which one regulatory authority authorises the transaction, while the other requires certain conditions or even directly opposes the agreement through legal proceedings. Passing through Fort Hahneberg, you approach the Staaken crossing point; The information panel on the mountain road tells you more.
One of the most important decisions that the parties to a cross-border transaction will make is the choice of law applicable to the transaction. Most courts in most countries respect the right of the parties to decide which law of the country should apply. But the choice itself depends on a number of factors. . . .