Businesses from different regions across the world come from different cultural as well as legal backgrounds when considering making investments in Denmark or doing business with Danish enterprises.
Therefore, we have established four practise groups made up of partners and lawyers with intimate knowledge about the four regions that are Denmark's most important trading partners: the Nordic region, the German-speaking countries, the Asia/Pacific region and UK, USA and Canada, respectively.
This ensures that you are met by advisors who knows "where you come from" and who can guide you through each step of your investment in Denmark or involvement with Danish enterprises. If you come from outside either of these regions, we will, nevertheless, of course be able to assist you.
Our partners and lawyers are all fluent in, as a minimum, one and often in more foreign languages. In-house, our partners and lawyers cover, for instance, the following languages: English, German, French, Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Dutch/Flemish and Chinese.
We currently have the following four regional focus groups:
- The Nordic region
- German-speaking countries
- English-speaking countries
Germany and other German-speaking countries have for centuries been among Denmark's closest trading partners. However, when doing business in Denmark or with Danish partners, it is necessary to take into account certain cultural and legal differences in order to avoid misunderstandings and unforeseen challenges.
We assist German and German-speaking clients who want to do business in Denmark. We have in-house German native lawyers as well as a number of Danish partners and lawyers who speak and work fluently in the German language. Thus, translation of correspondence, contracts, etc. is unnecessary, which ensures faster and safer communication, and a minimised risk of misunderstandings which may be costly.
Our strength is a profound insight into the mixture between German and Danish law and cultures which enables us to promptly identify and explain potential challenges and opportunities.
Where appropriate, we cooperate closely with specialists from our other practice areas. In short, we put together the German-speaking team necessary to solve the matter.
Our advice includes:
- Transactions, etc.
- Financing of German properties
- Employment contracts
- Mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence investigations
- Investment agreements, shareholder agreements, etc.
- Other commercial agreements and contracts
- Insolvency and reconstruction
When doing business in another geopgraphical regional of the world, you will often encounter challenges due to language, cultural and legal differences - especially if you come from country in Asia/Pacific where the cultural and legal traditions are quite different from the Nordic traditions.
We have wide ranging experience in assisting clients from the Asia/Pacific region considering to do business in Denmark or invest in the Nordic region. Our Asia/Pacific group is made up of partners and lawyers who understands how to bridge the cultural gaps and lead you all the way though making business in the Nordic region successfully. We have very close connections with the Danish business community as well as the Danish government and other authorities, and can therefore also assist you with the many practical issues that can arise.
Over the years, we have developed close relationships with many of the leading law firms across the Asia/Pacific region. We often travel to Asia/Pacific countries with clients and have gained a valuable understanding of doing businesses with clients from this region. Additionally, we work close with relevant chambers of commerce, embassies etc. And we continuously look to build closer relations and deeper cultural insight through secondments of lawyers to the region.
Our advice includes:
- Corporate law
- Mergers & acquisitions