Western EuropeA collection of resources on Western Europe - featuring Belgium, England, France, Guernsey (UK), Ireland, Isle of Man (UK), Jersey (UK), Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Northern, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Western Europe is the region comprising the westerly countries of Europe. While the term has a geographic context, another main definition developed during the Cold War (approx. 1945-1991) to describe the countries associated with theWestern European Union (1954–2011; now part of the European Union (EU)), a defensive alliance drafted in 1948 among non-communist European nations during the Cold War, as opposed to the countries of the Eastern Bloc (or Warsaw Pact).
Below you will find a collection of helpful resources, events, white papers and publications on Business in Western Europe or Business with Western Europe.
The resources section covers corporate and personal tax rates worldwide, translation services, business and property insurances, business banks worldwide, lawyers and accountants worldwide, country-specific human rights guidance and much more.
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White Papers & Publications
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A fully comprehensive listing of Accounting and Consulting Networks and Associations around the globe, as well as a listing of Regional Organisations and Networks.
A comprehensive listing, including Bar Associations, Lawyers Associations, Professional Bodies, Large Firms around the world and International Networks and Associations.
Schools Around the World
Commercial Sales and Letting Agents
Residential Sales and Letting Agents
Country by Country
Browse the publications on doing business withWestern European countries, sorted country by country in alphabetical order.
NB: Some countries span more than one zone. Some zones are split into different regions. Resources, Events, White Papers and Publications may not be shown for all countries.
– Guide to Doing Business in Belgium – from BDO
– Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-size Enterprises – from World Bank and IFC
– Doing Business in France – from Bizezia
– Buying a Residential Property in France – from Bizezia
– Doing Business in Guernsey – from PKF
– Doing Business in the Republic of Ireland – from Bizezia
Isle of Man (UK)
– Doing Business in the Isle of Man – from Bizezia
– Doing Business in the Isle of Man – an FT Special Report
– Information on Jersey Companies – from Bizezia
– Economy Profile: Luxembourg – from World Bank and IFC
– Doing Business in The Netherlands – from Bizezia
– Doing Business in Northern Ireland – from RSM International
– Doing Business in Scotland – from Paull and Williamsons LLP
– Business Innovation – from CYMRU Welsh Government
– Doing Business in the UK – from HSBC
– A Guide to Doing Business in the UK – from Olswang
– The “Societas Europaea” – from Bizezia
– Companies House SIC Codes 2007 – from Companies House
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> www.openaeuropeancompany.com – The European Company Formation Experts. With a network of country representative offices, legal and financial contacts they can assist you with company formations in all 26 countries throughout Europe.
> InterContinental Finance Magazine has slowly established itself as an industry leading publication. It provides its massive readership with clear and concise reports and reviews, highlighting the very best of advisors, financiers and banks across all Continents, whilst displaying Global transactional activity.
> www.cia.gov – The central intelligence agency (CIA) provide a substantial number of documents and other resources. Among these are the world fact book for 267 world entities, maps and chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments.
> The World Bank website – The World Bank publish information of every country. Go to the site and select the country for which you need information
> Rocket Matter – Lawyers: Discover how the fastest online legal software for small and mid-size law firms can make life a whole lot easier. Take a look at their 30 minute tour of the major features of Rocket Matter, including task tracking, invoicing, calendaring, document storage, Google and Dropbox Integration, and more! Click here.
> KPMG’s Corporate tax rates table – Provides a view of global corporate tax rates between 2006 and 2014.
> KPMG’s EU country profiles – KPMG’s European Tax Centre publishes a yearly profile on the tax systems of most European countries, useful for cross-border planning with that country.
> KPMG’s Taxation of international executives – KPMG member firms have produced a series of summaries titled Taxation of International Executives. These summaries cover relevant income tax and social security rates, together with the key aspects of the tax legislation relating to expatriate employees working in these countries.
> Chambers Global Guide – The client’s guide to the world’s best Lawyers. Published annually in March, Chambers Global Guide covers over 190 countries across the world. It also includes Region-wide and Global-wide sections.
> International Correspondence Lawyers – A directory that provides lawyers worldwide with an opportunity to present their company details, correspondence languages and fields of expertise. There is also an associated directory of financial advisors and tax consultants as well as general information on tax rates, legal forms of companies and requirements for setting up a company in more than 70 countries.
> A Global Guide to Business Etiquette – A beautiful PDF by The Star Alliance Network, providing a guide to global business etiquette.
> Crown Relocations – With almost 50 years of experience, Crown Relocations provide intelligence to emigrating individuals and to transferring employees to assist in planning, living and working in a new place. Their comprehensive services support relocating individuals, families and employees all over the world.
> Read the latest blog posts on what’s happening in Europe by visiting our blog here
> Culture Savvy test – How culturally aware are you? Do you blunder through social and business situations wherever you’re travelling, or do you appreciate the subtleties of business style in every country you visit? Answer the questions to find out.
> Body Language test – By reading a prospect’s gestures you can minimize perceived sales pressure and know when it’s appropriate to close the sale. Acquiring this important communication skill will make you a more effective trainer, a stronger recruiter and a more persuasive leader.
> Law Library – The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank‘s law library is the largest free online collection of business laws and regulations. It is updated regularly but they are unable to guarantee that laws are the most recent version.
> World Trade Link – a matchmaking service where members can introduce you to their clients in the same, similar or relevant market sectors, with experience of international law, for possible mutual business opportunities.
> Glossary of Terms: International Business – from Wall Street Journal
> Business Law International – Law journal devoted to issues of relevance to the international commercial, legal and academic community, published by the IBA’s Legal Practice Division
> Bloomberg Rankings: Countries – Best for doing business rankings
> HSBC Country Guides – If you’re looking to expand your operations in new markets, HSBC can put the right information in your hands
> App: Doing Business at a Glance 2014 – Download International Finance Corporation and the World Bank‘s app to compare rankings and indicators from economy to economy or economy to region.
> Europa.eu – Your rights country by country – find out about your pension rights, unemployment benefits, family benefits and other social security rights in Europe.
> IFLR1000 – the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. They produce: annual law firm and lawyer rankings, a directory of firms and lawyers active in financial and corporate work, daily news and features including analysis of market trends and law firm news.
> www.businesseurope.eu – the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and campaigning on the issues that most influence their performance.
> Tax-News.Com – This daily worldwide tax news service is continuously updated through the day. Search the 45,000 plus story archive for free.