Germany and the Netherlands have very close business relationships and cross-national trade is extremely important to both of them. The Netherlands are one of the most important export markets for the German economy and vice versa.
Opening up foreign markets necessarily means entering a new (business) culture. At first glance, the step across the German-Dutch border seems small. All similarities, however, cannot belie the plentiful differences in German and Dutch (business) culture e.g. regarding negotiation, contract design and the management of a company's day-to-day business which should not be underestimated.
Raupach & Wollert-Elmendorff's Dutch Desk offers you a contact point for all questions with regard to the Netherlands. The members of our Dutch Desk not only speak German and English, but are usually also business fluent in Dutch and intimately familiar with the Dutch culture. Therefore, they are capable of reading between the lines and to explain complicated legal and economic interrelations in a simple and easily comprehensible way.
The Dutch Desk offers you legal advice on all aspects covered by our full-service law firm. The members of our Dutch Desk cooperate closely with all lawyers of the seven offices of our law firm. In that context, our Corporate Immigration Services which are available to you for all questions in connection with the deployment of foreign employees in Germany deserve special attention.
We maintain excellent relationships with our Dutch partner law firms which enable us to offer you efficient top-level advice also in complicated cross-border matters.
Furthermore, our law firm cooperates with one of the Big Four audit and tax consulting firms, Deloitte. On your request, we would be happy to involve German, Dutch and international tax experts of Deloitte to offer you comprehensive services from one source.
Our contact person for the Dutch Desk act as first contacts for all questions related to the Netherlands: