International Expansion Post-Pandemic – What You Need to Know, and How to Plan

12 October 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT (15:00 – 16:00 GMT)
 -  Online
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When companies expand into new international markets, evaluating the full scope of internal requirements and external drivers—such as sales contracts, employment, corporate governance, and IP rights, as well as legal and tax issues that could impact business operations—are critical for optimizing growth.

Join McDermott and TMF Group for a discussion on the key factors surrounding the complexity of international expansion. We will provide practical examples of what we see currently in the marketplace, as well as what to consider when planning your next moves.

We will discuss the following topics:

External Drivers and the Future of Changing Complexity

  • Proposed tax legislation and global standards
  • Evolving responsible governance
  • Simplification through digitalization

Internal Drivers and Company Events

  • Recent M&A activity
  • Changes in global supply chain approaches
  • New market entry and growth issues

Practical Examples

  • Successful international expansion
  • Pitfalls of new market growth
  • Sales and/or service models
  • Regional headquarters and principal strategies


Mike Morroni

Mike Morroni, Head of Business Development, North America, TMF Group

Mike is the North America Head of Business Development at TMF Group. Mike has been with TMF for over seven years living in a variety of locations including Miami, Hong Kong, and Switzerland with a continuous focus on helping clients expand into new jurisdictions and assisting them in making their global operations efficient and effective.

Prior to this Mike had 15+ years’ experience working in London and New York within services companies, including Control Risks Group, Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Cantor Fitzgerald. Mike has an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona. He enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and has visited over 100 countries.

Mike Hardgrove

Mike Hardgrove, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Michael focuses his practice on international tax planning, execution and defense strategies related to cross-border reorganizations, intercompany transactions and global business transitions. He advises public and private companies, particularly in the life sciences, industrial products and technology industries on the design and execution of cross-border transactions, including rationalizing legal entities, conversion of business models/supply chains, post-acquisition integration, pre-disposition segregation and intangible property strategies.

Michael is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He has taught international taxation courses as an adjunct faculty member in the law school and LLM programs at both the University of Washington and Golden Gate University.

Goetz Eaton

Goetz Eaton, Senior Director, Tax & Treasury, N-able

Goetz Eaton is Senior Director, Tax & Treasury at N-able, Inc., a provider of SaaS solutions to managed service providers, based in Boston. Over his career, Goetz has worked for a number of multinational companies and been involved in a variety of international tax matters including intercompany transactions, IP restructuring, HubCo strategies, operational structuring and other multinational tax issues affecting technology companies. He has experience with both public and private technology companies where he served as chief tax officer and tax director.

Goetz has a broad range of industry operational experience and has worked in industry sectors such as on-premises software, software as a service, and high-tech manufacturing capital equipment. While working in industry he has led multiple IP migration and HubCo projects both focused on Europe and Asia based in locations such as Ireland, the UK, Switzerland and Singapore. In addition, he has led several complex corporate restructurings as well as both share and asset acquisitions and dispositions. He has significant country-specific experience with Canada, Germany, Japan, Malta, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK in addition to the US.

Goetz received his Masters in International Business Studies from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina as well as his Masters in Taxation from Bentley University. His undergraduate degree is from Washington and Lee University.


Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit is pending in California, Illinois and New York. Attendees who request credit in other states will receive a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, which can be used to claim credit as permitted by applicable state MCLE rules. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit is also pending. A Multi-Jurisdiction Certificate will be made available to participants requesting CPE credit.

To be eligible to earn a certificate, you must participate via Zoom and not only by phone, and attend the entire webinar. Credit for partial attendance will not be provided.

McDermott Will & Emery is the lead provider for MCLE and CPE credit. All questions related to MCLE and CPE should be directed to Hailey Kirchner.

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