Business & Investment in Germany
Interested in doing business & Investment in Germany?
More than 55,000 foreign companies are currently operating in Germany, employing about three million people. This demonstrates Germany’s position as a top location for investors. As the strongest economy in Europe and one of the largest markets worldwide, Germany offers excellent opportunities for investment in all economic areas.
Germany’s climate for innovation, the comparatively flexible labor market with its highly qualified work force as well as the advanced infrastructure are only some of the factors contributing to the outstanding success of German enterprises and investors in Germany. Despite the current worldwide economic slump, Germany established its position as a robust international player.
While these perspectives set the foundation for investment decisions in Germany, a carefully planned investment strategy and well-structured implementing procedures remain the key to success.
The S·K· Business & Investment Guide for Germany gives a useful overview with regard to company formation and business tax as well as employment regulations in Germany. By providing general background information, this booklet will serve as reference guide for your preliminary planning efforts. Our booklet can be found here for download.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a meeting for additional advice. You can contact us via telephone or e-mail. We will be happy to assist you.
Profit Taxation in Germany
The S·K· Profit Taxation Guide for Germany can be found here for download.
Expansion of foreign companies in Germany
If you want to expand to Germany as a foreign company, you can, for example, establish a domestic subsidiary, a branch office or a permanent establishment or representative office.
In order to start the business activity in Germany, generally a business registration and, if necessary, a separate state permit are required.
Read the article by Julia Gaßmann - HERE.
Employment and Labor in Germany
More than 55,000 foreign companies are currently operating in Germany, employing about three million people. The labor market in Germany is comparatively flexible, but the high standard of employee protection sets limitations. While Germany’s highly qualified labor force offers foreign employers good conditions for recruitment and employment, this high standard is also expensive. Generous remuneration and the additional social security contributions amount to relatively high employment costs.
The S·K· Guide to Employment and Labor in Germany gives a useful overview on the labor law and on what needs to be considered when starting a employment relation in Germany, also with regard to the employment regulations in Germany, the labor costs and payroll procedure. By providing general background information, this booklet will serve as reference guide.
Our booklet can be found here for download.
We are looking forward to assisting you in doing business in Germany.
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