Benefits of doing business in Germany
Thinking of taking your business abroad? Here’s why we think Germany is the smart decision.
There are many reasons why Germany is such a desirable country for businesses to choose to expand into, from its centralised location and links to EU, to its impressive infrastructure and economy. As Germany is one of the largest exporting nations many companies can benefit from choosing Germany as a place to do business.
What are the benefits of choosing Germany?
Not only does the country have highly competitive labour costs, but the government also offers a wide range of highly attractive subsidy programmes and incentives for investors bringing business to the country. These benefits are available at every stage of your business’s growth, so from day one of your company’s establishment in Germany, you could benefit from direct subsidies, access to research funds and free training to upskill your Germany-based employees.
Do you need a Notary Public to start a business in Germany?
If you want to establish a business in Germany your business must be put on the commercial register (Handelsregister), have a certificate of incorporation (Gründungsurkunde) and also have articles of association (Gesellschaftsvertrag) that have been certified by a Notary Public. In short, without a Notary Public, you will not be able to establish your business in Germany!
What is the role of a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is a public servant and an official of the court. Their job is to certify the authenticity of documents and signatures. In short, they have to check that a signature on a document is original and not a forgery. The Notary Public is also responsible for making sure that all relevant persons have signed the document and that all relevant facts are contained in the document.
Is it difficult to set up a business in Germany?
If you have decided to establish a business in Germany and are wondering how, our international notaries can assist you with the establishment of your company. The process is rather simple as long as you know what documents need to be translated, signed and certified by a notary public, because without these official documents, your company will not be accepted on the commercial register in Germany.
What if you don’t speak German?
If you don’t speak German, don’t worry. We can provide translations of your German legal documents and contracts so that you never have to worry about not understanding the law. For more information on our notary services for Germany check out our German Notary Services page or give us a call on 0203 441 5095.