Doing business in Germany

In an age of globalisation, the ability to be internationally active is important to any business. At WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, our expert commercial team helps small, medium-sized and larger companies to enter the German market.

We use our strong experience to provide all-round commercial services and continuous support to businesses throughout their development. From business creation or product inception, to advice on daily commercial matters, to the conclusion of important international purchase contracts, our team of lawyers is there to offer advice.

With strong contacts in the funding sector, we can help start-up businesses or SMEs access crucial financing to get them and their projects off the ground.

Once up and running, our extensive experience in the area of new media enables us to offer your business a range of innovative solutions to establish and position itself and its products on the market.

To help your business keep track of its finances, we offer tailored fixed fees in most practice areas to suit your needs and our transparency philosophy means you know exactly what services you are receiving.

For more information on doing business in Germany, contact our team of German lawyers on +49 (0) 221 / 951 563 0 or use our contact form.


Below is an overview of some of the important aspects to consider when doing business in Germany.

A PROFILE OF GERMANY

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An overview of Germany

Germany’s central location makes it perfect for accessing Europe and its strong domestic market offers growth potential. Here is a brief overview of Germany.

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Types of German company and partnership

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Choosing the right legal form for your business can bring benefits

Choosing the right legal form for your German business can influence your obligations and your rights. The lawyers at WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE can help you choose the right legal form for your business.

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STARTING A BUSINESS IN GERMANY

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Detailed information on starting a business in Germany

Starting a business in Germany can be an exciting challenge. Whether choosing the business form, filing forms or drafting company documentation, our team of German lawyers can help you get your business off of the ground.

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FINANCING AND INCENTIVES

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A wealth of experience in obtaining financing subsidies

Germany has a range of incentive programmes to help your business get off the ground. At WBS we can advise on and support you with obtaining assistance.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE

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Making sure your business runs smoothly and stays legal

Our team can advise your business on the approach to corporate governance and compliance in Germany.

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COMMERCIAL LAW

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Advice and assistance with commercial matters

Commercial matters play a role in every aspect of a business’ development. Whether it is drafting a distribution agreement or providing advice on agency agreements, the lawyers at WBS are there to help.

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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

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Helping your business through the M&A process

Mergers and acquisitions require strong business skills. WBS has a range of services to support SMEs and larger companies in M&A transactions.

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EMPLOYMENT LAW

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Assistance with employment law matters for your business

WBS has been supporting start-ups and SMEs in employment law matters for over 20 years. Here is an introduction into German employment law.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Protecting your intellectual property rights

When forming a company, protecting intellectual property is one of the most important aspects to consider. Our team at WBS can advise you.

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INTERNET LAW

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Using the internet to improve commercial success

Businesses are increasingly using the internet to boost their economic activity. Whether it is for marketing purposes or to distribute products, our team can help your business use the internet to succeed.

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE

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Trading internationally can grow your business

With its strong export market and central European location, Germany is perfect for businesses wishing to trade internationally. WBS can help you master the international market from Germany.

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GERMAN LEGAL SYSTEM

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Germany’s legal system provides certainty for your new business

Here is a short overview of the German legal system.

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Christian Solmecke is a partner at the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. He is the author of numerous legal publications in the area of internet and IT law. He is also an associate lecturer for social media law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

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