German desk

Germany is an important market for South African business - the world’s fourth-largest economy. For clients having or wishing to do business in Germany, or German companies that have a business in or are setting up a business in this country, we have established a German desk to provide a hub for support and information.

Connecting business

As an international firm, we have a long history of working with businesses to assist their growth and development in foreign markets. In South Africa we already work with a significant number of German-based clients, as well as South African clients doing business in Germany, or in German-speaking countries.

The recent strategic merger with Roever Broenner Susat has substantially strengthened our position in the German market, making Mazars one of the country’s largest audit and tax consulting firms and creating a strong platform for further growth in Europe, and in Central and Eastern Europe in particular, in order to serve our international clients better. Mazars in Germany now has a staff of 1,450, 82 partners and a presence in 12 major cities.

We have first-hand experience of assisting South African companies to do business in Germany whilst our extensive understanding of cross-border activity is underpinned by the expertise of colleagues on the ground who are fully conversant with local regulations and policies. Having worked with many international clients, we have a tried and tested approach to cross-border service delivery; we can quickly assemble bilingual teams with the knowledge and skills you need, whatever your requirements. Our strong network of connections within the professional and business communities in South Africa and Germany also enables us to offer additional services and local support.    

Mazars’ services are characterised by close connections, direct communication and our advisors’ commitment to providing world class, pragmatic and clear solutions from a single source for all of our clients. Our pricing structure is completely transparent and tailored to your needs

Areas covered by the Mazars South Africa Services in Germany at a glance

Starting out

  • Establishing business premises
  • Founding a company
  • Company acquisitions
  • Joint ventures

Optimising tax payments

  • International tax structuring
  • Transfer pricing
  • Value added tax and customs

Safeguarding rights

  • Contract law
  • Corporate law
  • Trademark and IT law
  • Real estate

Managing staff

  • Global mobility and personnel deployment
  • HR management
  • Payroll accounting
  • Employment law

Meeting obligations

  • Value added tax and customs
  • Financial accounting
  • Controlling and reporting
  • Annual financial statements
  • Tax returns
  • Global, software-supported project and deadline management

Assessing and managing risks

  • Statutory audits
  • Voluntary audits
  • Internal audits
  • Risk, compliance, and responsibility
  • Human rights

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