Innovative & stable: Germany is your base for Europe and beyond

Why Germany?

Germany has the largest economy in Europe and it is one of the world's largest exporters; "Made in Germany" is a seal of quality recognised across the globe. The country’s ideal geographic location - neighbouring the established markets of Western Europe on one side and the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe on the other - makes it a hub for expanding business throughout Europe.

The modern economy is built on research, innovation and an ability to attract FDI from around the world. More than 45,000 foreign companies are doing business in Germany, employing more than three million people; almost one in four jobs rely on the export sector.

Germany’s highly sophisticated infrastructure of motorways, railways and a state of the art telecommunications network ensures that goods and IT services are delivered quickly and dependably.

The standard of professional training, universities, and research and development in German rank highly when compared internationally, making Germany one of the most accessible, liberal and stable social markets in Europe. And, with the majority of European patents held by Germans, it is also the most innovative nation in Europe.

In addition to an excellent investment climate, Germany offers international businesses outstanding economic conditions. The economy is more competitive than it once was thanks to structural reform and changes to the corporate tax rate, and it also offers a stable investment climate and legal reliability. First-class infrastructure, a modern finance system and a huge consumer market are also investment magnets – but it’s not all smooth sailing. There are many challenges to doing business in Germany, and the benefits of having local help on board to navigate legal, tax and cultural barriers are numerous.

The country’s international capital market and financial services are repeatedly quoted by businesses of all sizes as distinct advantages for doing business in Germany. 

Our core areas of expertise

From setting up to normal operations, all the way through to wind-down, TMF Germany can guide your company through its entire life cycle. We work with companies large and small to set up the entity, and then manage it through day-to-day operations. We also provide a range of accounting, corporate secretarial, payroll and HR services.

Compliance is key in today’s markets, and our experts can work with you to set up compliance deadline schedules, to check the health of your corporation, and to support with visas and immigration needs to ensure your staff can join you in Germany.

On top of this, TMF Germany is part of a wholly-owned global group, which means we can help you to do business seamlessly across borders, all from the stable hub of Germany.

Our full range of services include:

  • Accounting and tax services: we take care of local statutory bookkeeping, full consolidated accounts and management reporting to relevant local and international standards. We also help you manage your tax and reporting obligations.
  • Corporate secretarial services: we can take care of recurring compliance filings, manage routine corporate changes and retrieve any official corporate documents from official registries.
  • HR and Payroll services: we help you to hire the right people, apply and implement international policies in employment contracts and handbooks, and pay your staff in compliance with local law.
  • HR Administration services: we specialise in working with companies who have a smaller local workforce, from 1 to 3,000 employees and offer a broad range of services.
  • Structured Finance services: we help to make sure the establishment, operation, and management of SPV's structured finance vehicles runs smoothly.

Local services:

  • Support with visa, residence or work permits, and other registrations
  • Support with employment contracts, employee handbooks and company policies
  • Liquidation services
  • Shelf companies
  • Provision of external AML officer

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified - TMF Germany adheres to the leading international standards of data security and information management.

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