Sarah Ames featured in article “Germany’s Path to Reopening Business, at Home and Abroad”FB International LLC 05/14/20
Below is an excerpt:
"Chicago-based attorney Sarah Ames explained how German-US business has been affected as a result of restrictions linked to the virus. Ames is a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, a full service law firm serving companies from around the world. Ames has worked with German companies varying in size and industry, and says that there has been a noticeable decrease in the number of companies looking to expand to the US across the board. Limitations on travel and immigration will likely maintain this downward trend, she says. Even with apps like Zoom and Slack allowing teams to stay connected across borders, travel remains an essential part of international business.
According to Ames, German companies that look to establish subsidiaries in the US tend to settle in areas most advantageous for their business. Companies related to the automotive sector, for example, typically establish themselves in midwestern or southern states. With Governors across the country following their own schedules and guidelines, potential for international business will vary from state to state."