Germany

Why Germany?

Germany has the largest economy in Europe, with a 22% share of Eurozone GDP and access to 454 million consumers. It is one of the world's largest exporters and "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.

It’s built on research, innovation and an ability to attract FDI from around the world. More than 45,000 foreign companies are doing business in the country, employing more than three million people, and almost one in four jobs are dependent 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.

Professional training, universities and research and development rank highly in international comparison, 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 now far more competitive than it once was thanks to structural reform and changes to the corporate tax rate. First class infrastructure, a modern finance system and a huge consumer market are also investment magnets - but as long as you remain aware of the many challenges to doing business in Germany, and the benefits of having local help on board to navigate legal, tax and cultural barriers. The market also offers a stable investment climate and reliability as to legal arrangements.

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. Is Germany the place for your next strategic move?

Our core areas of expertise

TMF Group Germany provides a one-stop shop for all of your compliance needs in Germany. We can help you with everything from setting up the most appropriate type of entity, to on-going management, accounting, corporate secretarial, payroll and HR services. We work from the top level right down to the basics of compliance, such as setting up compliance deadline schedules, exercising corporate health checks and helping your staff with visas and immigration.

Whether you are starting out, enjoying business as usual or winding down, TMF Group's German offices can help you through your company's entire life cycle. Our in-country teams with local knowledge have the backing of a group with global reach, helping you to do businesses seamlessly across borders.

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