Your issues

Setting up a business entity in France

You are planning to set up a business entity in France to boost your company’s development and facilitate your business projects. You need help finding the best solutions which meet your business goals in terms of management and organization, while complying with French law and regulations.

Our German Office can help you in the following situations:

“We plan to approach the French market cautiously. Could you advise us on the legal form that needs to be adopted for our planned establishment: liaison office, branch, commercial agent, trading company; any other possibilities?”

“In France we have an employee responsible for expanding our French customer base. A tax consultant creates the wage slips for our employee, but as he does not speak German, communicating with him is complicated. We rent an office for our sales representative in France, and we are not currently taxed there. We have heard about the issue of permanent establishments. We are looking for a German-speaking tax consultant who could examine our situation with regard to income tax and who could confirm if our business activity in France constitutes a permanent establishment. If it does, what kind of structure should we establish in France? Is it best to open a subsidiary company or a branch in France?”

Our German Office provides:

Providing you with appropriate responses is at the very heart of our services. Thanks to a single German-speaking contact, you can communicate on your projects and together find the solutions best suited to meet your objectives in line with the French legislative framework.

  • A single point of contact
  • Tailored solutions from the very start
  • 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…)
  • Communication in German thanks to bilingual (French, German) and trilingual professionals (French, German, English)
  • Cooperation with your advisor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • More than 40 years’ experience in the successful establishment of German-speaking companies in France, particularly Eastern France.