A friend and I have been wanting to collaborate on a mobile app game. It's a 'start small but dream big' kind of venture, where neither of us has much experience, but we're hoping that if we succeed, we could build on it and become a proper full-time game dev studio in the future.
The main issue here is that we're both from different countries, and neither of us wants to risk personal liability in releasing a game without having first formed a LLC. I know the odds of ACTUALLY being personally sued for damages are very low, but it's just not a risk that we want to take.
There seem to be a lot of problems with forming a LLC when both people are in different countries, though. There are multiple laws against having a co-founder, director, or even an employee being someone from a different country.
How do game dev teams or studios consisting of people all around the world get around this problem?