Intercultural aspects of business relations

An Expert's View about Business Culture in Denmark

Last updated: 22 Sep 2011

Read about business culture in Denmark.

?When in Rome, do as the Romans do!? St. Ambrose?s ancient proverb still holds true when it comes to modern, cross border businesses. When engaging in business transactions abroad, it is essential to know the business practices and business ethics of your foreign partners. The same applies within the European Union ? one might think that Middle- and Northern European countries are alike, or that if you succeed in one country you may apply the same approach in neighboring countries to the same success ? but each and every country still has its own culture and unique business practices. Therefore, do your research and be prepared! Among European countries, the cultural differences might be more obvious when comparing Southern European countries like Italy, Greece or Spain with Northern Countries like Denmark, Sweden or Finland. But even a French or German company will be surprised by the differences when doing business in Denmark, where my law firm is located. In March 2011, I opened LEAD. Legal Advice Denmark, a new law firm based in Copenhagen. LEAD specializes in advising foreign companies who are doing business in Denmark or cross-border business with Denmark. My colleagues and I all have international backgrounds, where we learned other languages and were immersed in other cultures. This gives LEAD a great advantage; our staff is equipped to counsel clients in their native languages and provide cultural insights into their business transactions. ?WhenihRonm,hdeaso,hWsse ,he tWh!?S.Aeiboe r,??e himeWcWheaWa?eW?emieaWd,he ehWmdi,mih,s?e r,m?iomep,SsmeohRW?hSRsm,hdem?Weno?moSi?h?emnWvmleuiSeWv?!we?WAe RoS,hde hWdim,?m,iht?sheWse ?SWe cWSbe Rm,SeW?hnRe sWW.e iwWheidRo,W?? le gWWw,hde ,hpi?Sm!,ihe pSi!e bioSe t?h,s?e w ?SmhWSe ihe woSwisSWeemiSb,hde mie kw??bse!?,mSmefe abe !?h,wo?? m,cW?be r,m??i?R,hde,hpiS!?m ,ihe,seehimemi?WS?meW,mRery,y??esmiwe?ehWdmim,i,h? e,!!WR,?mW?bleee e T?We!WWm,hdeno?mo,hSeWtWe h!?S.e ,senihsWhsosesWW.,hdeyyeR,ssn,oihseEhimenihpSihm,?ihsUe ?SWecWSberW?ni!WARee?hWcWSbihWe!?besw.eW?h?Re??cWe?he iw,h,ihem??me?nmo???benioshlme?he tWh!?S.AeRWn,s,ihseS? We!?RWeRoS,hdem?WeW! m,hdsleT?,se!,d?mWeaesWWhe?sesmS?hdW?hebmeie! niohmS,Wser?WSWeR,iWhsne,?sSWe!?RWeabeme?mWiwe!?h?dW!Whme?heR!WWm,hdse?SWeosW?bReemihie ,hpiS!eim?WSseipeRW,inh,sem??me??cWe??SWb?eRaWWhe!?RWleeee e Mioe s?io?Re ??sie .h ire m??me t?hWse E?esm?We SWsme ipe mn??hWRe,h-?c,?hsUe ?wwSnW,?mWe wohnmo??,mble?pebioeS?WdWemie!WWme?mle!NlAqeIbIieo?e!WWme?meNeq?lI!IleGehimeW?S?,WSRee?h ime ??mWSleCW,hde??mWe,Wsev?whSWss,iheipe,!wiW?,mhWsse?hRe??n.eipe,hSmWWsmleMioen?he??siesaoWSWe e m??mAe,hem?WehiS!?o?eSnsiWeipeaos,hWssAem!W,hWdser,??eWhReihem,l!eWe e CWn?osWeDiSR,nenioSh,Wmse?SWem?We?,d?Wihsom!WenSseipenippWWiAoene?bheWvwWnmemite?FhiW,hsee ,henippWWeaSW?.sASeWr?We!WWm,hdeR,snossse,i!h?benihm,hoWeaWmWrWhec?S,iose!W!aWSsepiem?We dSiowlee e T?WsWe?SWeih?be?eepWvr?!w?Wseipem?,hdseehGimeSimmWheGeaoWmSeWR,hpmpe,hetWh!?S.lheRBem?We s?!Weho!aWSeipeWv?!w?WseWv,smepiSeWc?WWSSbee!iWm!aWSeniohmSipbeem?We2oSiwW?he0h,liee e iS.,hde,he?enSissyai SRWSeWhc,Sih!Whmoe,SW1se!on?e!iSWem?h? e?Wd??e?Rc,nWleBse?b?rWSsAe rWe!osmehimepiSdWmWem,h?mWSno?moS??enih!wWihmseipeRi,hdeaoss,hseW?nSisseaiSRWSslee W!osme niohsW?eioSen?,Whmsemih?We?in??e?hReh?m?,i?eh??rse?hRe?,d??,d?m eR,ppWSWhnWseaW?mWrdW??eWhe sbsmW!sle?perWep?,e?eRmieim?,sAem?WSWe,s?ebheireWren?he?Rc,sWeioeSn?,Whmseihem?WeaiWsss,am?Wewe aos,hWssewS?nm,nWslee e yeB?Wv?hRS?eLoaWSAee LL.M. 2006 ?hez?Sn?e;I66AeB?WhvR?S?eLoaWSeiwWhW2RBetl7e7Wd??eBRc,nWehtW!?S.le-?We,seBosmS,?hAeaome ??seaWWhe?,c,hde,hetW!?hS.epiSeicWSe6IebW?leSes Article September 2011
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