Doing business in Germany – what do you need to consider?

The German population is more than 83 million. And yet the German is not really mobile within the country. There is a strong attachment to the region itself. Germany has 16 provinces (‘Bundesländer’) and each Bundesland has its own particularities – also in terms of industry or business preferences. It is very important to realise […]

A conversation with Edith Nordmann

Edith Nordmann is managing partner at ACG International. Prior to that she has worked for fifteen years as an attorney for international clients. In this interview we meet her.

No EU-Switzerland cooperation deal – what are the consequences?

After seven years of negotiations, Switzerland pulled the plug on 26 May 2021 of years of efforts to sign a historic partnership agreement with the EU. Due to ‘substantial differences on some key aspects’, further talks make no sense, according to the Swiss.

Face masks and the fight against Corona

Part 1 – Is the employer liable if an employee gets infected with Corona at work?

The Dutch Government has still not introduced an obligation to wear face masks in order to be protected against Covid-19. In fact, while Amsterdam and Rotterdam announced a few weeks ago that they desperately wanted to introduce a legal requirement to wear face masks in busy public places, it has already been decided after 2 weeks to abolish the face mask obligation.

Brexit – why do you have to worry and what should you do?

The United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union’s (EU) single market and customs union on 31 December 2020. The end of the transition period will affect citizens, businesses and travel to and from the EU and the UK.

Please note! This means that from 1 January 2021 customs formalities will have to be completed for trade with the UK. If you do nothing, this is guaranteed to block your business.

The Glove doesn’t Fit

Deliveroo: A transportation organization.

This conclusion was drawn by the Amsterdam District Court on 26 August 2019. This case can have significant wider implications beyond Deliveroo.

Employment within the European Union: do you know your social security rights?

European Union employees, who seek employment in another EU country, often underestimate the complexity of the EU social security system. Once you change the country of your residence, temporarily (even for five days) or forever, you and your dependents can only be covered by one social insurance system. However, the system of which country will it be?