Doing Business in Europe

Hosted By: Fenwick & West LLP

​As your company expands internationally it is likely that you will consider how to enter or scale in the European market.

Together, the U.S. and Europe share more than 40% of the global economy and transact more than USD1.5 trillion per year in trade and investment. Europe’s 28 member states and those countries which form the European Economic Area and the European Free Trade Association give U.S businesses access to a huge market ripe with opportunities. Some companies enter this market by setting up a subsidiary and growing organically, while others use an acquisition or joint venture to launch.

Europe can also present significant challenges to U.S. tech businesses. Post Snowden, some cite a growing “digital protectionism”; in Europe; others may be tripped up by very different approaches to every day issues such as employment relations; while deal-makers may be struck by significant differences between European-style and U.S.-style documents in cross-border M&A.

Fenwick & West and Allen & Overy invite you to join us for a short conference and networking reception during which our panellists will highlight the opportunities in Europe and offer practical tips on navigating the challenges. In particular we will look at some of the developments that are set to change the environment for technology companies.

Our speakers will include lawyers from both sides of the Atlantic who regularly advise on transatlantic projects and successful tech company executives who have “been there and done that”. There is no cost to attend.​