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European Directory of Professional Service Providers for Capital Investment Projects

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We specialize in personal, independent introductions to relevant professional service providers such as business location strategy consultants and our many economic development contacts according to the project interests of the executives we serve.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions (GDI Solutions)

 Please contact us for project assistanceAs this business grows, relationship leaders in Europe will develop and maintain working relationships among more economic development organizations, professional service providers, and corporate executives who are responsible for major projects.

Name e-mail Phone Fax and Websites

Bruce Donnelly, President

Global Direct Investment Solutions

PO Box 439, Fox River Grove IL 60021 847-304-4655 (Chicago suburbs)

FAX 847-304-5375

Phil Eadon


Delta Promotions & Marketing Ltd.

Washington, England, United Kingdom (UK)


located in Northern England near the cities of Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland

Phil Eadon

EU mobile :

from UK dial as (078) 3473 0929

from US dial as (011)+44-783-473-0929


Office :

from UK dial as (0)191-415-7340

from US dial as (011)+44-191-415-7340

country code is 44, Durham is 191

Location Consultants : specialists in European business location strategy, site selection, and incentives negotiations for foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in Europe

If you contact the consultants in Europe listed here, please let them know how you found them.

Please also let us know whether this directory and their capabilities were helpful to you.

We specialize in personal, independent introductions to relevant professional service providers such as business location strategy consultants and our many economic development contacts according to the project interests of the executives we serve.

Buck Consultants International

Service Profile

René Buck - in the Netherlands

Biographic Profile   e-mail TEL   (+011)31 24 379 0222
Business Location International

Marcel de Meirleir - in Brussels

Biographic Profile   e-mail TEL   (+011)32 476 42 9358
Deloitte - Global Deployment and Location Services - Global Expansion Optimization

Elias Van Herwaarden - in Brussels

Biographic Profile  e-mail TEL   (+011)32 2 639-4943
IBM Business Consulting Services - Plant Location International (IBM-PLI)

Roel Spee - in Brussels

Biographic Profile  e-mail TEL   (+011)32 2 416 5944
Other sources of information  

The following additional sources of information are included here for ease of reference.  Refer also to the list of US Government and related information sources for these or other countries, or the Research section.  Have you found other good sources, or local contacts for economic development and investment support?  Please let us know so that we may share them with others.

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Europa - The European Union Online

and EuroStat - for EU statistics, Panorama - Portraits of the Regions, etc.

American Embassy, US & Foreign Commercial Service office, which prepares the Country Commercial Guide - link for international contact lists in US Government
US Dept of Commerce - various types of research reports available by country
US Dept of Commerce - Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center - CEEBIC - to promote trade and investment development in Eastern Europe, with website access to many types of reports for countries throughout the region
Handelsblatt - a leading German newspaper for business news in Europe
International Herald Tribune
The Economist
The Financial Times
Central European Initiative - European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
EBRD Directory
Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS) - site for information from the US Dept of Commerce about promotion of trade and investment for economic development in the areas of the former Soviet Union
The Eurasia Foundation - focus and Russia / NIS
OECD Publications
Russia : All 89 Regions Trade & Investment Guide ; CD ROM version available
The Moscow Times
Council for Trade and Economic Cooperation US-Russia (CTEC)
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Russia Development Gateway - information about development in Russia
British foreign policy news and travel advisories
Information about the UK
Focus - information for member expatriates living in London or the rest of the UK
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Corporate Real Estate Firms         

This section will be used  for convenience to highlight major corporate real estate firms with operations in the region.

See also the global CRE list, which can be used to find local offices of firms which may not be highlighted below.

We also provide selective major property listings for the region, with links to the real estate firms and agents involved.

Catella Property Group, and Catella Eureal (Deutschland)
Colliers International - Austria (Vienna), Azerbaijan (Baku), Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels), Bulgaria (Sofia), Czech Republic (Prague), Denmark (Aalborg, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Odense, Vejle), France (Paris), Germany (Berlin, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart), Hungary (Budapest), Ireland (Cork, Dublin), Italy (Rome), Kazakhstan (Almaty, Atyrau), The Netherlands (Amsterdam), Norway (Bergen, Oslo), Poland (Warsaw), Portugal (Lisbon, Porto), Romania (Buchahrest), Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid),  Sweden (Gothenburg, Malmo, Stockholm), Switzerland (Geneva, Zurich), Turkey (Istanbul), UK (Belfast NI, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester), Ukraine (Kiev), Yugoslavia (Belgrade, Bratislava)  - global, main website for all areas, as locations may change

Some offices also maintain local websites, which may include :

Cushman & Wakefield - Healey & Baker
FPD Savills (UK)
Grubb & Ellis Knight Frank   

Belgium :

Regus - furnished, staffed, and equipped offices on short-term leases, plus meeting rooms, videoconferencing, and temporary (daily) space which may be useful to project teams needing a place to operate in an area during planning or startup work   for list of offices in over 300 locations worldwide

Including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Corporate real estate advisory, valuation services  
De Wit Consult bv - focus on The Netherlands and Belgium
Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, and Construction

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of location consultants and project management services.

The Austin Company - design, engineering, and construction
DEGW - large office environment planning, facility requirements definition
Atkins Group - Hanscomb Faithful & Gould - independent project management, owner rep.
Tax and Legal Consultants           

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of tax advisors and international legal advisors, as most such firms have European operations or affiliates.

McKee Nelson LLP (has an alliance with Ernst & Young LLP)
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (note practice for the formation of business entities, including foreign direct investment projects in China and eastern Europe, as well as their corporate real estate practice)
NautaDutilh  (Netherlands and Belgium offices, with experience in foreign investment and corporate real estate mainly in these countries)
White Case   (note European Union practice in Brussels, including work related to state aid)
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Swiss tax desk : planning, European HQ structures Jacqueline Hess  TEL +41 1 630 4366
European Market Entry Consulting  
Moss Consulting - market entry and cross-cultural issues for business planning, marketing effectiveness, regulatory and tax compliance

J. Brad Moss (in Belgium) TEL +(324)381-3161

PricewaterhouseCoopers UK "Pathfinder" service - in the tax practice, to help clients through typical startup issues for new offices in the country  
European Banks    This list identifies major banks in the region for convenience.  See also the selective global list in the corporate development and finance section.
Alfa Bank, Russia
International Moscow Bank  
RZB Group (Raiffeisen Bank, Central & Eastern Europe)
Ceskoslovenska Obochnodi Banka, Czech Republic
Tatra Bank, Slovakia
OTP Bank (National Savings and Commercial Bank Ltd.), Hungary
Parex Bank, Latvia
Vilniaus Bankas, Lithuania
Hansabank, Estonia
Yapi Kredi Bank, Turkey
İşbank, Turkey
Romanian Bank for Development
Bulbank, Bulgaria
Zagrebacka Bank, Croatia
International Bank of Azerbaijan Republic
Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Slovenia
Banco Popular Español, Spain  
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Spain  
Millennium BCP (formerly Banco Comercial Portugues)
Royal Bank of Scotland  
Danske Bank, Denmark  
Den norske Bank, Norway  
Svenska Handelsbanken, Sweden  
Nordea, Sweden  
UBS, Switzerland
Credit Suisse Group, Switzerland  
ABN AMRO Holding, Netherlands  
ING Group - Internationale Nederlanden Groep, Netherlands  
Deutsche Bank  
Bayerische Landesbank  
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg  
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau  
Bank Austria Creditanstalt
Fortis Bank, Belgium  
BNP Paribas, France  
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