Your issues

Acquiring a business entity in France

You want to take over an existing entity in France. To be able to do so, you need the help of a professional who is familiar with the French legislative and regulatory environment in order to optimize and secure your business operations.

Our German Office can help you in the following situations:

“My client, considering the possible acquisition of a French company, is in contact with its executives. As I am not an expert in French legislation concerning tax, payroll or legal matters, can you help me perform certain controls within this company? Apart from responding to specific queries on the business of the target company, your work (Due Diligence) will involve highlighting matters of which you think we should be aware. Could you help us with the structuring of the acquisition and the drafting of the purchase contract? Could you take on the accounting and statutory audit of this company and provide consulting services to the purchaser post-acquisition?

Our German Office provides:

With four decades of experience advising German-speaking companies wishing to expand in France, our German Office provides support for your acquisitions in France from the identification of your targets to their integration, the auditing and structuring of operations, your organization and its local management.

  • A single point of contact
  • Tailored solutions from the very start
  • Communication in German thanks to bilingual (French, German) and trilingual professionals (French, German, English)
  • Due diligence of varying scope with international partners
  • Solutions (sometimes collaborative) for SMEs, family-run companies, subsidiaries of large groups and individuals (real estate investments, donations …)
  • Commitment to facilitating and securing your operations and endeavors in France (administrative formalities, payroll and tax obligations…)
  • Cooperation with independant professionals from Germany, Austria and Switzerland