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Webinar: Investing in Germany – Company formation, Finance & Tax and law reforms

June 27 / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+8



According to the “Country-risk Rating of Overseas Investment from China” by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Germany is the least risky country for Chinese investors. Germany not only leads in manufacturing and commerce. She is also a highly attractive destination for FDI. German Trade and Invest (GTAI) identifies ten reasons for the attractiveness of Germany as a destination for investment: strong economic performance, international leadership, high productivity, qualified workforce, innovative spirit, first-rate infrastructure, subsidies for investments, favorable tax policy, secure and stable investment environment and high quality of life.

On the other hand, entrepreneurs face certain challenges when investing in Germany. These challenges include a complicated legal system as well as a fundamentally different way of thinking and of conducting business. On June 27, 2019, ECOVIS Beijing and the SGET Group are hosting a webinar-series on “Investment in Germany”. In this webinar, you will learn everything about company formation, financial and tax regulations, labour law and HR, individual income tax, social insurance and visa application.


  1. Germany and its investment environment
  • Basic information of Germany
  • Why is Germany favored by the investors

2. Latest trends in Chinese-German trade and the current status of Chinese companies in Germany

  • Overview of Chinese-German trade
  • Investment and company purchase of Chinese companies in Germany

3. Company formaiton in Germany

  • Company legal form
  • Essentials when starting a business in Germany
  • Setting up a subsidiary in Germany

4. The German limited liability company (GmbH)

  • Procedure of setting up a GmbH
  • Other obligations of company registration

5. German tax law

  • Tax types and tax rates
  • Taxation of a German GmbH: corporate income tax, trade tax, value added tax (VAT), withholding tax

6. Important law reforms: VAT, EU General Data Protection Regulation

  • EU and German VAT reform
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation

Date and Time

June 27, 2019, 1-2 pm (German time) / 7-8 pm (Beijing time)

Participation: free of charge

Language: Chinese


Please refer to this email: heidelberg@ecovis-beijing.com



Zhiruo Zhao

Business Development Manager

Zhiruo Zhao is a manager in our business development and marketing team. In our Heidelberg office, she is the primary contact person for Chinese and international customers who she supports in their endeavors to master the challenges of the German market. Ms. Zhao focuses on areas such as company formation, labor law, human resource management and German VAT compliance for e-commerce sellers. Ms. Zhao teaches Chinese law at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg as a guest lecturer.

Ms. Zhao has been living in Germany for 9 years. She studied in Chongqing (China), Osnabrueck and Heidelberg. Before joining Ecovis Beijing in 2016, she worked for a marketing research company in the field of marketing and data analysis. Previously, she worked on several projects for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in China and Germany. Ms. Zhao speaks Chinese, English, German and Spanish.

For more information, please contact: Mail: zhiruo.zhao@ecovis-beijing.com

Event Partner

Shanghai Global Expertise and Talents Co. Limited (SGET Group)

SGET provides Chinese companies with global ambition comprehensive HR services including recruiting, employment, (legal, mobility, payroll). We coach staff in the areas of globalization, One Belt, One Road, intercultural competencies and foreign professional competencies like investing, HR, law, marketing and quality management.

We are looking forward to your participation!


Ecovis Beijing China Desk
0049 6221 9985 639