Arsene has a team of lawyers with a specific expertise in the Franco-German field.

The lawyers of our German Desk have acquired particular experience in providing tax advice to German companies and executives regarding their investments in France. In addition to their expertise in these specific areas, they provide their advice in German.
The German Desk also supports the firm’s French clients in connection with their investments in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with the help of local partners.
We advise our clients but also assist them in the context of tax audits and disputes. Our German Desk team can assist you in all areas of taxation, including on the following issues:

  • Assistance with all day-to-day business transactions (corporate tax, VAT, corporate land tax, corporate added value contribution, etc.);
  • Permanent establishment issues;
  • Cross-border reorganisations : head office transfers, mergers, partial transfers of assets;
  • Transactions : acquisitions/disposals: tax audits on acquisitions/disposals, tax structuring, support with negotiations on the tax aspects of transactions;
  • Taxation of financial flows;
  • Cross-border VAT issues.
  • Income tax, social security contributions, withholding taxes;
  • Property wealth tax;
  • Structuring of investments in securities and real estate;
  • Transfers: gifts/inheritance.
  • Internationale Mobilität / Entsendung von Mitarbeitern.

Our German Desk team is also the first point of contact for German-speaking clients on specific topics such as research tax credits, transfer pricing, customs duties and social security contributions, areas in which we have specialist teams.

Our team

The lawyers on the German Desk team are all German-speaking. Through their knowledge of the legal cultures and environments in both France and Germany, they are able to properly understand their clients’ issues and implement the most appropriate solution.
The German Desk team:

Our German-speaking partners

Our German Desk is also supported by the German-speaking firms in the Taxand network, with which we have established strong ties. This close collaboration provides us with a comprehensive understanding of the issues and allows it to propose a complete service covering both French and German tax law aspects.