China is one of Germany’s most important trading partners. German companies currently operate more than 2,000 branches in China, employing a total of some 700,000 staff in the country. Germany, in turn, is home to approximately 100 subsidiaries of Chinese firms, which employ approximately 12,000 people.

When it comes to ensuring commercial success abroad, the importance of professional, reliable guidance in legal, tax- and audit-related queries and projects is not to be underestimated. Whether at home, abroad, and not least at the interface between countries.

The Mazars China Services team, led by Dr. Thoralf Erb (Mazars Hamburg), Klaus Singer (Mazars Frankfurt), Detlef Vocke (Mazars Hamburg) and Jean-François Salzmann (Mazars Shanghai), comprises German and Chinese lawyers, tax and corporate consultants and auditors. The services are designed to meet the specific needs of German companies doing business in China and Chinese companies doing business in Germany.

They predominately cover advice on all aspects of importing and exporting, founding offices and company acquisitions abroad. However, Mazars also offers a portfolio of basic recurring services for everything from payroll and financial accounting to annual financial statements, tax returns and company audits.

Areas covered by the Mazars China Services at a glance

Starting out

  • Establishing business premises
  • Founding a company
  • Company acquisitions
  • Joint ventures

Optimising tax payments

  • International tax structuring
  • Transfer pricing
  • Value added tax and customs

Safeguarding rights

  • Contract law
  • Corporate law
  • Trademark and IT law
  • Real estate

Managing staff

  • Global mobility and personnel deployment
  • HR management
  • Payroll accounting
  • Employment law

Meeting obligations

  • Value added tax and customs
  • Financial accounting
  • Controlling and reporting
  • Annual financial statements
  • Tax returns
  • Global, software-supported project and deadline management

Assessing and managing risks

  • Statutory audits
  • Voluntary audits
  • Internal audits
  • Risk, compliance and responsibility
  • Human rights

Maximum quality is guaranteed when Mazars supports your company in both countries. But we also provide the same level of dedication if you only need us as your professional partner in a single country, for individual projects that require specific expertise or are urgent, or for situations where you need a qualified second opinion. 

Mazars’ services are characterised by close connections, direct communication and our advisors’ commitment to providing world class, pragmatic and clear solutions from a single source for all of our clients. Our pricing structure is completely transparent and tailored to your needs.

Contact us to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you.

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