The strategy of any corporate group touches on many complex legal and tax issues. These begin with the fundamental question of choosing the right place for the group’s headquarters, which depends partly on the tax framework. Groups also face policy decisions about the location of facilities at home and abroad, the structure of permanent establishments and subsidiaries, and many aspects of everyday business regulated under commercial law and tax law – from reporting deadlines to statutory audits, stock exchange requirements and the importance of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Our interdisciplinary teams advise listed corporations and groups in all sectors, both in Germany and abroad, and support them in times of crisis. We pay special attention to structures that are not only optimized for tax purposes, but also legally secure and sustainable. In many cases, we coordinate structural proposals with the tax authorities. Our collaboration with the authorities in a spirit of reliability and openness is a major benefit of engaging Flick Gocke Schaumburg in matters of tax law.
Advisory for groups and stock-listed corporations at a glance:
- Comprehensive regular and one-off tax law advice, often with the involvement of the tax authorities
- Choosing a legal form, tax groups, restructuring
- Financing, loss adjustments
- Mergers and acquisitions
- IPO and going private
- Advice on domestic and foreign investments and choosing the right locations
- Indirect taxes
- Transfer pricing planning and documentation
- We assist group companies in arranging the intragroup exchange of goods or services to ensure that the income is reliably allocated, taking tax aspects into account.
- Advising on country interests and/or the view of the tax authorities
- Solutions that ensure legal certainty and avoid unilateral tax disadvantages
- Transfer pricing documentation
- Advising domestic and foreign corporate groups
- Corporate law advice on structuring, capital measures and financing systems
- Corporate governance matters, in particular appointments to management bodies, supervisory boards and advisory boards
- Group restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate investments and divestments, management buyouts and joint ventures
- Employee involvement programs, employment contracts and advice on consolidation and necessary job cuts
- Preparing consolidated financial statements
- Conducting group audits
- Domestic and cross-border investment controlling
- Consolidating data from the profit and loss accounts of the individual group companies