Events > Setting Up in Germany

Setting Up in Germany

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Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue: Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP

Germany is the UK’s second largest export market and trading partner, with trade between the UK and Germany reaching £133 billion in 2018. It has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of almost £3 trillion and, as a market similar to the UK, offers long-term potential for many UK businesses.

There is particular demand for UK goods and services in the technology, automotive, health and life sciences, and food and drink sectors.

This event, from the Department for International Trade UK & Germany in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs, brings together experts on the German market to share insights to help you do business and set up operations in Germany.

Thorsten Terweiden, Deputy Head of Trade and Investment, and David Watson, Trade Adviser/Volume Co-Ordinator, at the Department for International Trade in Germany will be at the event to share insights into the German market. 

The event will cover:

  • Doing a Deal in Germany
  • German Labour Law Hurdles
  • Setting Up and Doing Business in Germany
  • Commercial Contracting in Germany
  • Case study from a Yorkshire and the Humber business successfully exporting to Germany

David Watson, DIT Germany, Hannah Kendrick, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, and Annie Bradley, International Trade Adviser for the Department for International Trade Yorkshire and the Humber, will be available to advise you at one-to-one meetings after the event, bookable at registration.

This event is suitable for large SMEs and MSBs from any sector who want to grow their business or set up in Germany. 

Join the Department for International Trade and Squire Patton Boggs and find out how your business can succeed in this exciting market.

Register Interest

Due to limited capacity, any expressions of interest will be reviewed on an individual basis and we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm a successful application. 

On registering for this event, we will be collecting personal information as part of our registration process. This information will be processed and shared within the Department for International Trade (DIT) and with selected third parties for purposes connected with DIT performing a task in the public interest or to fulfil an official function and the task or function has a clear basis in law. DIT takes your privacy very seriously. Please read our privacy policy here to see how we protect and manage your personal data.

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Wednesday, 3 July 2019
9:30 am - 9:45 amRefreshments
9:45 am - 10:00 amWelcome and Introductions
10:00 am - 10:30 amMarket Overview
10:30 am - 10:50 amGetting Your Business Ready
10:50 am - 11:15 amDoing Business and Setting Up in Germany
11:15 am - 11:30 amCommercial Contracting in Germany
11:30 am - 11:45 amGerman Labour Law Hurdles
11:45 am - 12:10 pmCase study
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmQ&A and Closing Remarks
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmOne-to-One Meetings
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Thomas Busching will be joining the meeting from Germany via state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities.
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Squire Patton Boggs
6 Wellington Place

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Discover how you can grow your business

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