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Includes the general legal environment and very often the actual relevant laws governing foreign enterprise.
type your country and search under regulations tab. then choose "organizing an investment."
Digest of Commercial Laws K1005.4 D54 in reference section, main floor. contains most but not all major countries' commercial regulations.
hint: search the words (in the appropriate language) commercial or civil code to find online laws. usually, contractural laws are in the civil code and business regulations are in the commercial code.
example: codigo comercio "costa rica"