German Desk

Our team of professional lawyers and chartered accountants boast twenty years of experience in providing legal and tax assistance to German companies in Italy and Italian companies in Germany, with access to a network of trusted foreign correspondents.

Our clients are leading German industrial groups, and we assist them in the international taxation of intra-group transactions and cash flows, identifying permanent establishments, transfer pricing and the drafting of the National Transfer Pricing Documentation, as well as assistance during tax inspections and tax disputes concerning intra-group transactions and coordination between the group’s international reporting system and Italian accounting principles.

We handle the corporate and legal aspects of relationships between Italian directors and parent companies in Germany, including the German parents’ liability for management and coordination, and the labour law aspects of contracts and the liability of directors and managers in Italy reporting to corporate management in Germany.

We design internal control systems and procedures aimed at alleviating the liability of directors required to sign statements and documents in the name and on behalf of companies of the multinational group, and we help companies wishing to access the Co-operative Tax Compliance incentive scheme or Advance Pricing Agreements to establish relationships with the Revenue Agency. We rely on the other RP Legal & Tax teams to also provide due diligence services and assistance in negotiations for the acquisition of equity investments in Italy and in corporate and commercial disputes in Italy.