German Desk - English Version

At Mazars, the German Desk can draw on the expertise of the specialist teams in Audit & Assurance, Outsourcing & Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Advisory, and Forensics as required by the assignment.

Mazars India German Desk assists German companies throughout their development in the Indian market

At Mazars, we know about the great opportunities and the pitfalls, about business regulations and proper compliance, and about the distinctiveness of India as a location for living and doing business. It can be overwhelming at times for newcomers, with its billion+ population, owing to its diversity in terms of language, religion and cultural norms.

Over 1600 German companies and around 600 Indo-German joint ventures are already in India, the potential for German companies in India is significant. Managed by a German who has resided in India for several years, the German Desk provides German companies with a single access point to Mazars’ wide range of services. The international and integrated organization of Mazars also enables access to a wider European Mazars team when required.

And, of course, the German Desk also offers its services to any German speaking company, be it from Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland.

Supporting companies to settle in India

To German speaking businesses, planning to invest or operate in India, Mazars offers the following services:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Support in preparing the business plan
  • Company formation and corporate secretarial services
  • Negotiations with banks
  • A structured approach to setting up your business

Supporting companies in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in India

Companies which are looking for opportunities in Mergers & Acquisitions can use these services:

  • Transaction services, including:
    • Due diligence
    • Feasibility studies
    • Valuation
    • Assistance in the negotiation and implementation of representations and warranties
  • Corporate Finance, especially:
    • Acquisitions and disposals
    • Equity restructuring
    • Corporate evaluations
    • Merger / demerger

Supporting companies which are already settled in India

For German businesses which already operate in India, Mazars offers the following services:

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Outsourcing & Accounting services
  • Advisory (Transaction services, IT services, Risk Management & Internal Control, Forensics, Business Recovery)
  • Tax Compliance and Advisory
  • Training
  • IFRS / German GAAP transition and audit services

Supporting Indian companies to settle and fund in German speaking countries

Mazars in India is directly connected to the Indian Desk in Germany, to provide seamless services to Indian companies planning to invest in Germany, or any other German speaking country.

 Our services encompass:

  • Providing documented understanding on the business environment, accounting framework and tax differences between Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland and India.
  • Performing market entry feasibility studies and investment environment analyses.
  • Navigating through the IPO process in the German-speaking financial markets.
  • Identifying acquisition targets in German-speaking countries and all related compliance work.
  • Assisting Indian companies and individuals with their tax obligations and providing payroll and social welfare services.
  • Assisting Indian companies in converting financial statements from and to German GAAP, Austrian GAAP, Luxembourg GAAP or Swiss GAAP, IFRS and Indian GAAP or providing technical reconciliation services.

Mazars can assist German businesses in their corporate development with German Desk resources in the following countries:

  • China
  • France
  • Japan
  • Poland
  • The United States

Click here to get in touch with the German desk