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Company Formation and Related Services

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Buying a European shelf company with VAT number

Whenever you need to start doing business immediately in a European country and you need a company with a VAT number, you don’t have to wait for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Partner Law Firms

We encourage you to contact our partner law firms in Bucharest: Rolegal and E&C, both part of our legal network.

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Tax Minimization Structures

BridgeWest is specialized in special corporate structures designed for tax minimization. No matter where you want to incorporate your company, you will need to consider how you can legally minimize costs.

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Lawyers in Germany

F.A.Q.

BridgeWest provides a wide range of legal services in Germany through our affiliated German lawyers and Law Firms in Berlin, Munchen and other major cities in Germany. We are mainly specialized in the main aspects of German Commercial Law, including Company Formation, Debt Collection, Commercial Disputes and Litigation, German Real Estate Law and certain areas of Intellectual Property Law (such as Trademark Registration for instance).

You can find some of our main areas of expertise below:

Company Formation in Germany

Our lawyers will provide  immediate assistance with company registration in Germany in matters like official registration, structure, financing, taxation, office registration. We handle both German Limited  Liability or Joint-Stock company formations.

Debt Collection in Germany

BridgeWest provides legal assistance for the recuperation of debts from German companies through pre-trial proceedings (official notifications to the debtor, negotiations etc.) as well as trial representation.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany

Mergers and Acquisitions as well other corporate restructuring on the German market.

Due Diligence in Germany

This refers to both corporate due diligence (performing certain verifications of German business partners for instance) as well as real estate due diligence (offering a verification of a real estate property to be purchased in Germany).

Taxation Advice and Planning in Germany

Advice on any German tax and taxation methods, planning for the minimization of taxes, taxes involved with ownership and transfer of real estate.



Articles on Law in Germany

Types of German Companies

Entrepreneurs of any nationality have the possibility to chose from various forms of business entities in Germany, even though the most common company types are the German limited liability company, or Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung and the joint stock company, or Aktiengesellschaft. Fo ...

Set up a German company

Germany’s economy is recognized as the largest in Europe, creating an ideal place to develop a business, due to the high standards, competition and export marked that generates a substantial value in the German GDP. Most investors that decide to set up a German company choose to establish a Ge ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Germany

There are plenty of reasons, economically speaking for which an entrepreneur chooses Germany as the state to invest in. There are various alternatives available to do so. They may invest in an already existing company, create and incorporate a separate company, usually limited liability company, or ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Germany

1. What is the minimum share capital of a German GmbH (Limited Liability Company)? Setting up a German Limited Liability Company requires a minimum capital of 25.000 EUR in monetary or non-monetary contributions which have to be evaluated. Also each member of a German limited liabili ...

Shelf Company in Germany

Engaging in business in Germany, one of the most powerful economies in the world, is usually done by setting up private companies, or branches on the countries territory. An entrepreneur can commence the business establishment from scratch, or acquire a shelf, or ready made company. This business ty ...

Paying Taxes in Germany

  1. What is the corporate tax in Germany? Since the comprehensive reforms in 2001 and 2008 the tax system in Germany has been modified to better suit the country's economy. The corporate tax in Germany applies to a standard rate of 15%. In addition a business tax of 14% up to 17% is appli ...

Why Invest in Germany

Foreign investors are attracted to Germany as a destination for setting up new businesses due to many reasons. Germany is considered to be one of the top countries for foreign investments, with an estimated inward investment of 479 billion EUR. Furthermore, Germany is the second exporter in the worl ...

Company Liquidation in Germany

BridgeWest handles all steps required for company liquidation in Germany. Please contact us via email or phone for appointing a liquidator to carry on the company dissolution, submitting the required application forms, dealing with the Court, closing the company's bank account or any other ...

Open a Representative Office in Germany

Are there any special requirements for creating a German Representative Office? The representative offices in Germany are often used to search the potential investment opportunities on the market. A representative office is considered a bridge between the foreign company and the companies or indust ...

Nominee Director in Germany

 The term of nominee director is defying a person who acts as a non-executive director of the board of manager of a company, replacing the beneficial owner of it. Mostly the resident in a tax heaven are renting their names to a non-resident as a trustee on the board of an offshore firm in that ...

Meet us in Munich

Call us now at +44 203 287 0408 to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Munich, Germany. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Germany.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Germany.