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.

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.

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 Netherlands Commercial Court: what is it and why should you consider it as an alternative to other courts?

The Netherlands Commercial Court (the NCC) is a new international forum for resolving complex commercial disputes based in Amsterdam that opened its doors on January 1, 2019. In such a brief period of time, the court has already become an attractive alternative to other international courts, where proceedings are conducted in English and foreign-trained attorneys can actively participate.

Conducting international business

Your success relies on more than the right price and the quality of your product or service.

The Dutch have been an enterprising nation for centuries. Even as far back as the 17th century they dominated the European trade market and founded New Amsterdam which is now known as New York.

Conducting business in German speaking countries

When picturing international business, most entrepreneurs are thinking about faraway countries. However any cross-border business counts as international business. Therefore this also applies to doing business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Three countries with striking similarities and yet also some differences.