Inbound – Success in Germany


Successfully investing in Germany

Germany's global competitive advantage results from attractive location factors, with education, research & development and innovation being most frequently mentioned. Germany's economy undoubtedly profits from this favourable environment.

In the land of poets and thinkers, the whole economy is still shaped by invention and discovery – Germany takes one of the highest positions in international patent registration rankings; only the USA and Japan boast higher patent registration rates.

High quality standards and precision – that's what sets German industry apart. Those values are the driving force behind the success of the following industries:
  • Automotive, mechanical engineering and industrial plant construction
  • Chemical
  • Energy and environmental technology
  • Electronics and micro technology
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Logistics
  • Medical and biomedical engineering (BME)
  • Food, drink and tobacco
  • Pharmaceutical

Germany – an investment destination with great potential

No wonder: more and more foreign companies choose to establish their centres of operation in Germany and / or use Germany’s strategic location to expand their business activities in the region. . Germany ranks fifth worldwide as a recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI). Over 55,000 foreign companies with more than 3 million employees are based in Germany today.

Centrally located in the heart of Europe, the companies can thus take up lucrative opportunities in Europe's internal market and Central and Eastern Europe.

Our services to support your engagement in Germany

For many years, Rödl & Partner has been advising foreign investors on almost all legal and tax-related aspects of their engagement in Germany. 
The most popular services include:
  • Handling of bookkeeping and tax returns
  • Support with tax audits by tax authorities 
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Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl, LL.M. (Columbia University, New York)

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