Holding Structures


Rödl & Partner advises corporate groups on holding structures taking taxation and non-taxation issues into account – comprehensively and across borders. This allows holding companies to be an international tax planning tool.
Measures to reduce the overall tax burden of the corporate group are becoming more important. When making structural decisions entrepreneurs have the task of establishing a group structure that realises tax goals and avoids systemic weaknesses without posing a risk to the operations of the group structure. The tax expectations for the best possible group structure are extremely varied:


  • Exploitation of different international tax rates, also depending on the legal form
  • Minimisation of withholding tax
  • Use of treaty protection
  • Utilisation of tax concessions
  • Consolidation of profits and exploitation of losses taking tax into account
  • Possibility of exit with favourable taxation
  • Succession planning
  • Avoidance of expenses which are non-deductible


The establishment of a holding structure enables companies to participate in the market for desirable international locations. In order to achieve this compelling and competitive goal, numerous barriers first have to be dealt with.
The experienced tax consultants at Rödl & Partner will advise you on the implementation of a holding structure especially tailored to your needs, including the following areas:


  • Location choice based on tax mitigation
  • Combination with financing companies
  • Reorganisation of holding companies (disposal, transformation, relocation)


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Dr. Susanne Kölbl


+49 8992 8780 553

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Prof. Dr. Florian Haase, M.I.Tax

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+49 40 2292 975 20

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