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General questions about bringing American and British business models/ideas to Europe and CIS (former soviet countries).

Experience in the area

My main area of expertise is in IT, Consulting and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). I've worked in: Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Montenegro, the Philippines, Poland, Saudi, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UAE, UK and the US. I have experience in company start ups and business re-engineering, working in the soft drinks, snack foods, distribution, real estate management and telecoms industries. I have strong skills in process design, systems development, systems integration and cross-border team building.


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BA from SUNY Purchase, New York. Graduate work at NYU, Courant Institute of Mathematics.

Past/Present Clients

Pepsi, British Telecom, Pernod-Ricard, Digital, Chase Manhattan Bank, British Steel, Matutano, General Bottlers, PepsiAmericas, A&P doo, Frito-Lays, Britvic, Dataserv, AT&T, Kidder Peabody

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Recent Answers from Eric Hofer

2015-09-05 Need advice for the products manufactured in united states:

I'm not based in the UAE so cannot answer the specific question.    But here're my thoughts:-    1) You contact a company in the UAE that imports products from the US and find out if they'd be interested

2011-03-13 Which country to incorporate in?:

David,    I am no tax expert.  I know what works for our company and I can only gloss over the basic thoughts that we went through deciding how we set ourselves up.  For each person, situation, etc. the

2009-12-08 Sale and Purchase Agreements:

___ FOLLOW-UP ____  As of 2010-01-02    Are you going to read this?  I'm happy to volunteer time here, but it seems kinda silly if you're not going to bother reading the replies.    ----    Jennifer,

2009-12-07 Sale and Purchase Agreements:

Jennifer,    I'm not a lawyer, nor an M&A person and you MUST seek legal counsel in the US.  For what it's worth, an LLC names particular individuals and limits their liability; it allows these people

2009-11-27 costing:

Pradheesh,    According to AllExperts, you've not bothered to read the answer.  Is this true?  Is there a problem with AllExperts?  Or do you not value the time of the people bothering to answer you?


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