German Tax Consultants: Impressions of our consulting team and our rooms

Invest in Germany

Foreign companies in Germany

For many years, WW+KN has traditionally acted as advisor also to foreign companies which are active in Germany or want to become active ("Inbound Cases"). It is simple and uncomplicated to found a company in Germany. Foreign investors and companies have access to all German legal forms of company. If the following information does not answer your questions, we welcome your email to

Finding the optimum legal form for entering the German market

Depending on your company's goal, its activities in Germany and the legal form of the foreign investor, there are various legal forms and types available in Germany for your entry to the market. Some possibilities are corporations (GmbH, AG), partnerships (GbR, OHG, KG, GmbH & Co. KG) or branch offices (permanent establishment of place of business or representation). The best legal form or company type will depend on the individual case. WW+KN is available to advise foreign companies as to which legal form they should choose in Germany.

WW+KN as your strategic partner for market entry

As well as advise regarding a legal form, WW+KN takes care of the entire founding process for foreign investorsliaising with the notary, employment agency (Agentur für Arbeit), tax office (Finanzamt) etc. WW+KN also informs about tax conditions, employment of staff, and important legal regulations for business dealings. In addition, WW+KN will support you in the selection of business premises, advice on what insurance is sensible, and coordination with a lawyer for preparing employment contracts.

Full-Service Follow-Up

After completing market entry and founding a German company or establishing a place of business, WW+KN offers further services: payroll and general accounting, VAT and salary tax registration, company tax returns and the annual financial statement. WW+KN also offers professional reporting to the foreign parent company or foreign investor about the development of the German branch of the company, in German and English language. Video conferences also assist in developing personal relationships with clients located in other countries.

Do you have questions about investing in Germany?

Do you have questions about investing in Germany? Please send us an email to and we will contact you as quickly as possible.