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Without the obligation to be bound to a particular network, we find the appropriate and qualified tax consultant in the country of your foreign commitment. We regularly use here the recommendations of the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) as well as our many years of personal contacts.

In general, we have the great advantage that we are not obliged to use any particular international network which offers in most cases a very variable service quality depending on the individual tax consultant and the country of investment. However, these networks, even from the largest consulting companies, can be used at any time if required. In addition, we have many years of established contacts with consultants in important foreign countries.

Even in far-away countries in Asia and Africa, where German investments are not the daily norm, we are active as advisors and have the relevant contacts, especially for construction and assembly activities.

In general, we use the recommendations of the German Engineering Federation registered association (VDMA) to select the best foreign consultant. Independently of any particular network, VDMA has individual recommendations for almost every country worldwide that meet the high demands of German engineering companies.

For some important countries of German foreign investments we have listed our following longtime contacts:

In France, we cooperate with the law firm ITRS Avocat. ITRS is a boutique law firm specialising in international tax law with a particular focus on assisting investors and companies from German-speaking countries on the French market. ITRS Avocat covers all areas of corporate taxation (income taxation, turnover tax, restructuring taxation) and also advises private individuals on cross-border tax issues. Special emphasis is placed on real estate investments and tax litigation.

Our main contact is lawyer Pascal Schultze, founding partner of ITRS Avocat. Before founding his own law firm, he gained many years of professional experience in the above-mentioned areas in international law firms and companies as well as in German-French law firms.

For more information, please visit www.itrs-avocat.com

In China, we have been co-operating with Mr Tian Xu for 15 years, who is admitted to the Chinese Bar and speaks German, together with English, fluently. His practice focuses on the area of foreign direct investment, corporate law, M & A transactions, labour and tax law.

Mr. Xu is currently a Partner at Eiger Shanghai.

In India
we cooperate with MOHINDER PURI & CO. MOHINDER PURI & CO. is a leading firm of Chartered Accountants established in 1954. Led by eminent and highly experienced partners and complemented by a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, MOHINDER PURI & CO offers a diverse range of professional services to our clients, besides our core competencies of audit and taxation. With over 60 years of experience, MOHINDER PURI & CO has been providing advice and support to domestic and international clients, in particular from Germany, in diverse sectors on audit accounting, taxation and regulatory matters.

Saskia Bonenberger, German Tax Advisor and Chartered Accountant, heads the German Desk of MOHINDER PURI & CO.

In Brasilia
we cooperate with VEIRANO ADVOGADOS. Founded in 1972, VEIRANO ADVOGADOS is one of the leading and most renowned Brazilian business law firms. The services of VEIRANO ADVOGADOS range from providing assistance in M&A transactions, privatizations and company formation to representing clients in disputes, from offering advice on tax issues and infrastructure projects to guiding oil and gas companies through the challenges inherent in a highly regulated industry.

Our contact in Brasilia is Mr. Andre Carvalho, partner of VEIRANO ADVOGADOS and member of the German Desk.

Our foreign contacts are legally independent companies that provide tax consulting services under foreign law on their own responsibility and independently of KWS International Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH.






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