Regional Approach

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
  • Asia/Pacific

NORDIC REGION

The Nordic countries have a lot in common, also across jurisdictions. Nevertheless, there are important cultural and legal differences that should be taken into account.

Through many years of involvement in the Nordic region we have gained considerable experience in assisting clients from other Nordic countries when doing business in Denmark or in connection with setting up pan-Nordic operations for clients from other parts of the world.


Additionally, we have well established relationships with leading law firms in the region and we are used to working closely together. This has led to benefits for our clients, including high-quality, multi-jurisdictional advice and unique access to a range of specialists in every legal practice area.

Our advice includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence
  • Contracts, sales and distribution agreements
  • Establishment of subsidiaries etc. in Denmark
  • Employment and personnel
  • Taxes

GERMAN 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

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ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES

Even though Denmark is considered to one of the easiest countries to do business with, and while most Danes are used to work in English, there are still legal as well as practical issues that require high-quality, regardless of whether your business origin is the UK, USA or another English-speaking country.


As the only Danish law firm, we have been present in London for over 20 years where we have gained extensive insight into legal market for both the UK and North America.

 

Our advice includes:

  • Corporate law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Finance 

Read more about Kromann Reumert in London.

ASIA/PACIFIC

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
  • Finance
  • Outsourcing

REST OF THE WORLD

Foreign businesses come from different cultural as well as legal backgrounds when considering making investments in Denmark or doing business with Danish enterprises.


As Denmark's leading law firm with around 300 lawyers covering a broad range of practice areas you are always, no matter what part of the world you or your client's business origins from, met by experienced advisors who can guide you through each step for your investment in Denmark or involvement with Danish enterprises. 


We have a global perspective and are experienced in working with professionals from all parts of the world. In addition, many of our partners and lawyers have studied or worked abroad. 


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: Russian, Hindi and Punjab, French and English.

Contacts within Regional Approach

Søren Skibsted

Partner (London, Copenhagen)
SSK@kromannreumert.com

Thomas Kaas

Partner (Copenhagen)
TK@kromannreumert.com

Torben Waage

Partner (Copenhagen)
tw@kromannreumert.com

Arne Møllin Ottosen

Managing Partner (Copenhagen)
ao@kromannreumert.com