Brexit: Establishing a business in Germany
Business opportunities in Germany
The voting to leave the European Union generates a considerable amount of uncertainty in the business world. For those who can’t quite believe that the Leave side won the referendum, now might be the time to relocate somewhere else in the EU – namely Germany.
Germany is the best destination choice for UK citizens packing their bags in anticipation of Brexit and wanting to establish a business under german legislation for the opportunities are massive: significant spending power, an innovative climate, its location right in the centre of Europe, highly skilled workers and a government very open to the establishment of all types of businesses.
Several hundred companies have already contacted German authorities about expanding in Germany, as the country vies to become the EU’s principal businesscentre after Brexit. We offer professional support for expat entrepreneurs in Germany. Thus we assist our clients in all stages of their business activities in Germany and provide them with individual tailor-made advice for their projects.
How UK Entrepreneurs can start a business in Germany
As a law firm knowing the changes and opportunities businesses in the UK face after Brexit our role is to help these businesses take full advantage of new opportunities in Germany to boost business growth.
With German law making no distinction between Germans and foreigners in the establishment of businesses and no restrictions on the repatriation of profits, starting a business in Germany is the best way for ambitious british entrepreneurs to build themselves a stable business model.
The basics of German company law do not differ much from those in the UK. It distinguishes between limited liability companies (equivalent to a British limited company), joint stock companies (equivalent of a British Public Limited Company), general partnership, limited partnership as well as limited partnership with a limited liability company as general partner.
Our professional consulting team helps you decide which is the most suitable legal form and helps clarify all important questions before starting your own business on the german market.
In order to establish a company in Germany or to become commercially active in another way, entrepreneurs generally require a business registration and, depending on the type of company, additional permits. We will ensure that the necessary documents are submitted to the competent authority. In addition, we will inform you about any necessary permits and support you in applying for them. Thanks to our extensive network, we always know the right contact person for your company foundation in Germany and can take care of the necessary formalities quickly and reliably.
We can support you with our experience and expertise in all matters relating to setting up a company in Germany, so that you can reach your goal quickly.
Start your expansion to Germany with our Office-Service
Establishing a business presence in Germany isn’t as hard as one might think, especially if our office service guides your company through the process of setting up an office and establishing an address. We offer the perfect base from which you can get your company operations off to a running start.
Our team of highly trained professionals is committed to provide not just office space and access to meeting rooms but also an entire suite of business services that are tailored to the specific needs of your business: In our head office in Mainz we take over the representation of your company in Germany. With our telephone service you can be reached at any time by your customers and business partners and profit from the language skills of our employees. We are also happy to provide a business address for correspondence, welcome visitors and handle any clerical or secretarial work.
With our office service and our legal and tax advice we ensure that your company’s expansion into Germany runs as smoothly as possible. Thus, you are able to increase the prospects of success of your enterprise significantly.
Individual advisory service: Brexit and Business
Plenty of british entrepreneurs have taken their chances starting a business in Germany, ranging from relatively small companies to bigger international groups. We’re here to help you go the same way or even a better way.
We tailor our consultancy exactly to your personal needs and specific requirements. And support you in order to increase the prospects for success and improve the efficiency and competitiveness of your company – Just give us a call.