News from Germany

Tax

Is your firm ready for 2019?

Now is the time to check if your firm is ready for 2019 General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) Compliance   Is your firm compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Rule (GDPR)? The GDPR extends its protection to data of all individu...

Starting a business in Germany (1): VAT and Input Tax

When it comes to starting a business, there are many questions and issues that need solving such as company’s legal form and structure, business operations plan, marketing strategy, investment funding, cost management, etc. Besides that, it is ta...
VAT

Is Germany’s strict inspection on VAT reasonable? How should the enterpreises respond to that...

Germany intensifies its efforts to deal with China's electricity supplier to avoid the problem of value-added tax According to German newspaper Handelsblatt, Chinese companies have continued to evade VAT in the online trading market in Germany e-com...

Case Studies

g20

G20 Summit: Why it is so important to China and the world?

There have been three landmark gatherings in China since the Reforming and Opening-up strategy in the year 1979: the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2010 Shanghai Expo, and  the 2016 G20 Summit which was held a couple of days ago in the famous touris...
company forms

OHG, GbR, GmbH, AG? – Legal Company Forms in Germany

The foundation of a company in Germany is generally a straight forward process. Foreign investors are also entitled to found a company in the legal form of their choice. At the same time, a variety of different company forms exists in Germany and eac...

„The EU Chamber wants our opinion!

Presently, the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) is drafting its Position Paper 2016-2017 (PP). To be presented to decision makers in both Brussels and Beijing, they look for Key Recommendations (KR) and objective comments regarding EU sm...

Legal Service

Is your firm ready for 2019?

Now is the time to check if your firm is ready for 2019 General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) Compliance   Is your firm compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Rule (GDPR)? The GDPR extends its protection to data of all individu...
GDPR

GDPR(EU) Investigation

May 25th, 2018, sparked a new era for data protection in the European Union (EU), marking the date on which the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) came into effect. The GDPR is a regulation for EU law on data protection and privacy for al...

New Rules for Work Permit Extension

As several unrelated Chinese sources recently reported (both the Foreign Affairs Office of the University of Nanjing and the Human Resources and Social Security Bureau of Shantou in Guangdong), new rules for work visa extensions will enter into force...

Accounting & Audit

Investments

Is China Going To Buy SAP?

Since it became public on 23 February that Mr. Li Shufu, founder of the Chinese car company ´Geely´, acquired 9.7 % of Daimler - the holding company of Mercedes-Benz - and by doing this became the biggest single shareholder, a new debate about invest...
Lithuania

Why Lithuania will become the key to financial institutions in Europe

Lithuania offers a unique opportunity for financial institutions. As a member of the European Union, it can enter the entire European market. Government policies that encourage digital entrepreneurship create a very welcoming environment in which com...
Chinese passport

Setting up a Company in the Restricted Tourism Industry

A typical Case of a company that wants to enter into to Chinese booming outbound tourism industry: A foreign investor planned to found a WFOE (Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise) in China and enter into the Chinese outbound tourism industry.  For a for...