The beauty of having your business in a member state of the European Union is that you have direct access to the markets of the 27 other member states.
There are, however, many issues to consider when you look at how to structure your activities in Europe. The initial consideration is whether simply to export your products or services to another country or whether to establish your own presence locally there. The answer depends on a mix of commercial considerations on one side and legal and tax aspects on the other.
Despite the many advantages of the single market, when you are planning your strategy you will need to take into account the many differences that still exist between the member states. As well as differences in terms of the law, particularly relating to tax and employment law, you will also be dealing with different languages, cultures and business practices.
Our teams of lawyer-linguists can advise you on the strategic options available to you and the most cost effective approach in terms of implementation.