Expanding into the EEA or UK for the first time

December 13, 2022

What are the main considerations when expanding into the European Economic Area (EEA) or the UK for the first time?

We have created a checklist of the top 10 considerations for a business taking its first steps in the EEA or UK.

Tax and social security

Hiring staff


Check Immigration rules

How to incentivise staff – what incentive plans can be used?

Making staff feel at home

Unions – any works councils, Information and Consultation or unions to consider?

Is your client buying the assets of a business/making an intra- group transfer?

Data protection


How can we help?

These questions will help you to plan your expansion into the EEA and UK.

However, the answers will often vary depending which country you wish to expand into.

Abbiss Cadres can assist in providing comprehensive support and expertise across all the areas identified above in the UK and the EEA through the CELIA Alliance of member firms of which Abbiss Cadres is a member and co-founder.

Find out more

This article was produced by Abbiss Cadres LLP, UK, a CELIA Alliance member firm.

For further information or if you have any queries relating to the content of this communication, please contact us.


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