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I need legal advice on opening a branch of a swiss Sarl in Germany. I need to know which structure I should open in Germany; a branch or subsidiary in order to have optimal tax structure.
My swiss IT company will continue its operations in CH. I googled but couldnít find any lawyer who have expertise in corporate law in both countries, except pwc who asked 20k for such advice.
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You may want to try contacting the offices of Bob Lob Law. Best of luck.
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Old 29.05.2021, 09:05
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Try the Handelskammer Schweiz-Deutschland. They have a specialised team
https://www.handelskammer-d-ch.ch/de...d-steuerfragen
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Old 29.05.2021, 13:08
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Hi all
I need legal advice on opening a branch of a swiss Sarl in Germany. I need to know which structure I should open in Germany; a branch or subsidiary in order to have optimal tax structure.
My swiss IT company will continue its operations in CH. I googled but couldnít find any lawyer who have expertise in corporate law in both countries, except pwc who asked 20k for such advice.
Establishing a branch office in another jurisdiction is an unusual approach to take. And there are many reasons why you would not want to do this. So Iím not surprised you are having difficulty finding advisors and the expense involved.

Are you sure you are asking the right question...
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Establishing a branch office in another jurisdiction is an unusual approach to take. And there are many reasons why you would not want to do this. So Iím not surprised you are having difficulty finding advisors and the expense involved.

Are you sure you are asking the right question...
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Thank you, you are right, I was thinking the same, are you advising to open a simple company and run as separate entity there?

but somehow was scared what if I donít choose the right structure of new company, and may face extra fees or taxes in future.
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Try the Handelskammer Schweiz-Deutschland. They have a specialised team
https://www.handelskammer-d-ch.ch/de...d-steuerfragen
Thanks, i actually contacted them two times by email, spoke over the phone too, nobody replied back.
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In my opinion, these are not the kinds of questions that you should attempt to clarify for free on a forum as any misinformation could cost you dearly in time and money later on.
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Thank you, you are right, I was thinking the same, are you advising to open a simple company and run as separate entity there?

but somehow was scared what if I donít choose the right structure of new company, and may face extra fees or taxes in future.
Iím not advising anything since I have no knowledge of your business. Spending money on advice now when you are clearly out of your depth would be the smart move.
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Thanks, i actually contacted them two times by email, spoke over the phone too, nobody replied back.
maybe you need to become a member. It does say that you can also get information if you are not a member. But it will be more expensive.

Did you contact Marion Hohmann-Viol or Simone Gruber
https://www.handelskammer-d-ch.ch/de...uns/unser-team

If you go to Dienstleistungen there is the option to book a "Beratungstermin". Here you need to specify what you need, in your case probably Exportberatung.

Maybe you need to call first and ask if it's possible to communicate in English. Might not be a given.
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I've sent you the contact details of one of my tax colleagues. Should be able to assist or at the very least recommend someone who can.
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