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Doing business abroad means adapting to a different culture.

Customs and conventions and ‘the way we do things around here’ can sometimes lead to nasty surprises. Integrating a foreign acquisition can similarly lead to rather unexpected challenges.


A flexpat offers you the assurance of a Dutch professional abroad.
Expanding into other countries challenges all of us in ways we wouldn’t expect. Whether we represent a large or a small firm. Whether we concern ourselves with acquisitions, joint ventures, or greenfield investments.

Trading abroad: risky business

Is there enough people power available at management level to get the new venture off the ground or to integrate it into the rest of the firm? Doing business abroad means taking action in another culture, another language. Customs and conventions are different, simply proceeding according to our own custom can create a decisive rift.

At Mandaat, we love accepting challenges.

We, as a WIL Group-member, supply experienced, knowledgeable managers who don’t just know local customs and practices, but who are equally up to speed with headquarters’ agenda. Managers that have lived in that country before and who most often speak the language. The WIL Group talentpool facilitates to supply you with the best local professional.

International management

They are flexible managers, willing to work abroad for shorter or longer periods of time. With experience at both small and large firms, they can be the linking pin between head office and the local subsidiary. Mandaat has their back, supporting them from a distance, with a personal point of contact and proactive assistance.

Business cases in other countries

Integrating a foreign acquisition can lead to unexpected issues. Mandaat has supported many Dutch firms to make a success of it abroad.

Business cases

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