DOING BUSINESS IN EUROPE


Author: Andre Beukes LLM

South Africa’s Hyprop buy Zagrep’s City Centre One – South Africa doing business in Europe

The South African Hyprop company has acquired a 90% stake in the Zagrep City Centre comping complexes. The transaction totals 154 million euro. City Centre one East holds over 50.000m2 of shopping surface …

Doing Business in South Africa

Business Culture in South Africa worldbusinessculture.com South Africa takes on super-power qualities when looked at from an African perspective. South Africa is far and away the largest economy in Africa …

South Africa’s Distell growing in the UK

  Despite challenges for the UK drinks trade following the Brexit vote, South Africa’s Distell has made the British market a focus for future sales growth. www.thedrinksbusiness.com     Distell has …

South African commercial property investors prefer Western Europe

Property Investors are still concerned that a lack of strong legal structures and reliable rules are making the decision to invest in other African countries difficult as opposed to investing …

South African company sees an opportunity in Eastern Europe

Ascendis Health, South Africa has sealed its acquisition of Romania-based Sunwave Pharma SRL and Cyprus’s NHP Natural Health Pharma. It says the deal is in line with its Central and Eastern …

Macron to modernize Labour Law in France

The UK and Germany have unemployment rates roughly half that of France. Macron believes the country’s chronic mass unemployment will not decrease unless employers are relieved of the fear of …

Borderless residency for entrepreneurs

International business is becoming borderless. European companies are finding new regions and tech hubs in which to start up, many of which have low rents, good quality of life, and …

Move your business to the Netherlands

Even for the smallest companies, global competition has become a reality and the ability to pursue opportunities in overseas markets is essential to long-term viability. Creating a Dutch company can …

Dutch Labour Law: Minimum wage for independent contractors

  The Dutch House of Representatives agreed on 28 March 2017 that the Act on minimum wage and minimum holiday allowance (Wml) will also be made applicable to contracts between …

German Labour Law: Works Councils & Social Media in Germany

Maximiliane Kempermann When it comes to the use of social media, works council co-determination can be triggered mainly under two aspects: Co-determination rights have to be observed when the employer …

Estonian Labour Law: Does Estonian labour law apply to aliens working in Estonia?

Several international corporations have established branches in Estonia and the number of such branches is expected to grow in the future. Therefore it is apparent that the matters of applying …

Estonian Labour Law: Compensating for damages caused by an employee

The recent judicial decision demonstrates that conclusion of an agreement on compensation for damages, caused by an employee, involves risks because the employee may subsequently be released from this commitment. …

The European Court of Justice decide on two cases of employees that were dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf

EU Labour Law Cases Both cases concern Muslim women employees who work(ed) in private companies. In the first case, Ms Achbita worked already for three years for the Belgian branch …

Dutch Labour Law: Termination of employment of an employee of pensionable age

The employer is not required to pay any transitional compensation (Article 7:673 paragraph 7 sub b Dutch Civil Code) if the employee reached pensionable age.