AT A GLANCE

Legal Services

Formation of Company/Startups

GERMELA CORPLEGAL counsels you as to all questions pertaining to the formation of domestic or international companies. Our focal point is cross-border company formations in the European & Asian region. We will give you our best professional advice as to the choice of the optimal form of the company with regard to taxation. From the first draft of the articles of incorporation to listing and registration of the company: GERMELA CORPLEGAL is your competent point of contact.

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

GERMELA CORPLEGAL counsels and supports you as to your domestic and international entrepreneurial transactions like acquisition, divestiture or formation of companies. For cross-border transactions we are able to rely upon a widespread network of competence consisting of local lawyers and business consultants in the target country. That way we are able to optimally support you throughout the entire M&A procedure. We consult you, inter alia as to legal due diligence and drafting of the necessary agreements, and represent your interests vis-à-vis contract partners.

Joint Ventures

The purpose of the establishment of a joint venture is to spread the entrepreneurial risks and it requires clear regulations. We counsel you as to all questions arising in the context of the formation of such a joint venture. We are your trustful point of contact as to administrative questions as well, and we guide you reliably through the registration process. GERMELA CORPLEGAL will draft the joint venture contracts, and will support you negotiating them. In close cooperation with the consulting firm GERMELA Consulting we will identify your goals and expectations. Building upon them we will develop the optimal strategy for your joint venture enterprise – up until the successful finalization.

Contract Management

GERMELA CORPLEGAL is your specialist point of contact for your contract management. We analyze and monitor your contract portfolio. We professionally support you – from the drafting and administering of your contracts to counseling and representing you in cases of contract violations. We are especially well-versed in the field of corporate, commercial and contract law.

Compliance Management

GERMELA CORPLEGAL offers you comprehensive advice in compliance matters. Our focus is foreign trade, particularly in the Asian region, and the field of healthcare. Furthermore, we support you in the context of the development, implementation and monitoring of compliance management systems.

Corporate Succession

The equitable allocation of an estate oftentimes is a tricky issue – all the more if it involves a company. As companies are complex entities, it often does not suffice to just arrange for an estate allocation on a percentage basis. A clear, well-structured and, most of all, timely configuration of the corporate succession may guard against later disputes among the heirs. This also entails operative advantages. GERMELA CORPLEGAL advises you thoroughly as to all questions in the context of planning and implementing your corporate succession - from monetary interests to veto rights to divergent profit sharing agreements or granting usufruct rights to regulations to resolve inheritance disputes or controversies as to the direction of the company.

Structuring of Company Group(s)

We analyze, evaluate and optimize the structure of your group of companies, particularly in due consideration of tax aspects. GERMELA CORPLEGAL counsels you as to questions of reorganizing and restructuring international groups of companies. Our focus is, in particular, the participation of partners from the Asian region. In considering your needs we develop a structure that fits your business venture. We also professionally draft the necessary contracts for you, negotiate these with the other parties, and support you throughout the entire structuring procedure.

Litigation/Arbitration

GERMELA CORPLEGAL represents you throughout all instances of civil litigation proceedings – before the courts as well as arbitral tribunals. Our team of experienced litigators and arbitrators regularly supports entrepreneurs and private persons, be it as claimants or as defendants/respondents. Our large network in Europe and Asian region enables us to provide you with the best possible representation of your interests – and that in more than 20 countries. We will advise you as to the optimal formulation of contractual clauses on jurisdiction and the applicable law, and thus create the conditions for a comprehensive protection of your interests.

Debt Collection

An effective debt collection management is essential for your company; after all, it is all about your profits. Our large network is your advantage: In Europe as well as in the Asian region, GERMELA CORPLEGAL is tantamount to professional collection services – in more than 20 countries. We manage your debt collection portfolio, assert your claims extra-judicially and in court, and support you at the enforcement stage, as well. We advise you as to the implementation of an effective debt collection management as well as to the creation of respective contractual terms.

AT A GLANCE

Tax Services

FISCAL SETUP

Every company with cross-border activities faces the challenge of creating an optimal fiscal structure in the target country. The right organization is crucial in this context: Should activities be carried out by a dependent branch office or by a permanent establishment to be formed? What would be the right location? GERMELA CORPLEGAL professionally supports you: We will find the optimal fiscal setup for you and implement it according to your goals.

Taxation of Foreign Investors

Foreign investors intending ventures in Germany face several challenges due to specific tax regulations (e.g. during the registration of a company at the tax office, taxes-at-source regulations and tax refunds). GERMELA CORPLEGAL assists you, to fully meet all tax-related obligations, so your personal business success story will not be compromised by any complex and complicated tax-related regulations.

Risk Management and Tax Compliance

Fiscal duties encompass more than regular payment of taxes in compliance with the applicable law: A foreign investor needs to heed additional pertinent specifics. Companies have to be registered correctly and accounts have to be kept according to the legal requirements of the respective country. GERMELA CORPLEGAL counsels you as to your fiscal duties and ensures that they are lawfully discharged.

Tax compliance

Complying with all applicable tax regulations poses almost insurmountable challenges already for private persons to some extent, e.g. in the context of complex financial instruments. For companies the challenges are exponentially more demanding: Significant liability risks exist which can only be avoided by a structured approach. It is not only necessary to define the spheres of responsibilities – e.g. contact persons and decision makers: The organization requires effective information and control mechanisms.

Restructuring

Restructuring of a company may be necessary for several reasons: more favorable production costs abroad, optimizing the chain of delivery, or other advantages in certain locations. They entail tax consequences which need to be analyzed in detail in order to set the course for the commencement of successful activities. GERMELA CORPLEGAL is your point of contact for all questions regarding the restructuring of your company.

Posting of Employees

Cross-border postings of employees within a group of companies (“concern”) lead to fiscal particularities – for the employer as well as for the employee, in the originating country as well as in the country of activity. GERMELA CORPLEGAL counsels you regarding the solution and handling of any and all difficulties that may arise in this context.