European Union law
Make sure that you comply with all the rules and obligations for starting a business in the EU.
If you need to
- Organize your business or activities in the EU.
- Provide sufficient guarantees to your EU clients and contractors.
- Apply for EU funding.
- Target EU consumers lawfully.
- Meet EU law requirements.
Assistance when starting an EU business
Whether you just start a new business or expand your activity to the EU, we outline available options and guide you through the registration process. Next to setting up your activity, we prepare it to run in line with applicable legal requirements. We also serve as a representative for the EU market, as required for instance by GDPR art. 27.
Compliance when targeting EU clients
EU law does not apply only when your business in the EU. Whenever you target people that are in the EU or do business with EU contractors the eu law most likely applies to you. We help you understand the extent of your obligations, risks of non-compliance and meet the applicable requierements.
Representation while applying for EU funding programs or organizing financial flows
If you wish to obtain or find out more about EU finance and funding programmes or simply need advice on your financial structure within the EU we assist with their legal aspects. Having prepared many applications and worked with authorities we are happy to coordinate your application process and complete required documentation.
Protecting intellectual property rights, fighting piracy
EU market has strong intellectual property protections. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) manages i.a. trademark and community designs. If you need to protect your copyrights or make sure you acquired them properly, let us know.
Assistance handling unfair competition and violations from contractors
EU and its member states provide strong protections against unfair competition. We help you understand the requirements and protect your interests while dealing with contractors. We also help with litigation, if other means don’t suffice.
Hiring employees in line with EU laws, including anti-discrimination requirements, whistleblower directive
EU and its member states constantly increase standards in the HR field. Many activities lawful outside the EU (e.g. unrestricted employee monitoring) are unlawful here. Doing business efficiently while protecting your interests is possible, but definitely needs attention to detail.
Implementing EU standards, such as privacy laws, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability and environmental protection
EU law provides both general and industry standards. Their application, either directly or through national laws implementing them, is vital to avoid fines, complaints and disputes. To get an idea, check enforcementtracker.com for currently imposed GDPR fines and their reasons. We help you implement these standards and minimize risks.
Implementing company law and corporate governance
EU and member state requirements apply to capital groups and corporations. The internal EU market makes it easier to set up and run a cross-border business in different EU member states, but you still need to apply both high EU standards and local laws. If you are not sure the companies within your capital group have proper agreements between them, we are here to help.
Solutions that best fit your business
We spend most of our time making sure law supports your business goals and interests.
We need to fully understand your business and never work out of context.
Cost & time effectiveness
To meet all the requirements as quickly and as effectively as possible.
We work exactly the amount of time you need.
Whenever you need legal help, whether it be full legal services or just legal advice, our team of experts will be glad to assist and advise you on any legal issues. Learn more in Practice areas section or just Contact us.