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Economic Sectors

Construction Industry

The con­struc­tion in­dus­try is boo­ming. Re­si­den­tial buil­ding per­mits are dis­tinctly on the rise. And no won­der – con­di­ti­ons in the in­vest­ment mar­kets couldn’t be more fa­vor­able for re­si­den­tial con­struc­tion. Real es­tate ex­perts also be­lieve the Ger­man real es­tate mar­ket will re­main sound, and rents are kee­ping pace with sel­ling pri­ces. De­mand is also catching up with supply. Com­mer­cial con­struc­tion and pu­blic works pro­jects con­ti­nue to see sub­stan­tial growth ra­tes as well.

But this up­beat mar­ket en­viron­ment by no me­ans si­gni­fies that com­pa­nies in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try can sit back and count on main­tai­ning their mar­ket po­si­tion. The con­struc­tion in­dus­try has long been up against com­pe­ti­tors from other coun­tries, some of whom are pus­hing their way into the Ger­man mar­ket with pre­datory pri­cing. Li­ke­wise, many Ger­man pro­vi­ders do a sub­stan­tial por­tion of their busi­ness in other coun­tries ­– and not just the gi­ants in the in­dus­try, but many me­dium-si­zed firms and small spe­cialty out­fits as well.

The con­struc­tion in­dus­try also faces in­cre­asing pro­fes­sio­nal chal­len­ges. Whe­ther pre­scri­bed by law, com­pel­led de facto by high en­ergy pri­ces, or de­si­red by a cli­ent – en­ergy ef­fi­ci­ency is a to­pic that no new con­struc­tion or re­mo­de­ling pro­ject can ignore. At the same time, this trend also crea­tes ways to stand out from the com­pe­ti­tion and score against low-end bids th­rough qua­lity.

As a buil­ding con­trac­tor and crafts­man, you cle­arly have enough on your plate. We’ll be glad to work with you as a part­ner in le­gal and tax mat­ters, pro­vi­ding as­sis­tance with struc­tu­ring ques­ti­ons, ne­go­tia­ti­ons and im­ple­men­ta­tion. Leave the rest to us – from pay­roll ac­coun­ting to fi­nan­cial ac­coun­ting to pre­pa­ring fi­nan­cial state­ments or your busi­ness and fi­nan­cial plans. That sa­ves you time and en­ergy and gi­ves you more free­dom to ad­dress the chal­len­ges of the fu­ture.

We can pro­vide you with re­lia­ble, mea­ning­ful fi­gu­res thanks to our com­pre­hen­sive know­ledge of in­dus­try cha­rac­te­ristics and awa­ren­ess of the mar­ket forces that are most im­port­ant to you. Our team of ac­coun­tants, au­di­tors, tax ad­vi­sors, at­tor­neys and cor­po­rate con­sul­tants can also help you out with more spe­ci­fic ques­ti­ons about busi­ness or fi­nan­cial ma­nage­ment, ta­xes or le­gal mat­ters. That way you can find the best pos­si­ble so­lu­ti­ons for re­struc­tu­ring or ow­nership struc­tures as well as for any buil­ding con­sor­ti­ums you con­sider ne­cessary or wor­thwhile.

Our services at a glance

  • Tax op­ti­miza­tion of pro­ject exe­cu­tion and pro­cess im­ple­men­ta­tion
  • On­go­ing tax ad­vice on all mat­ters of day-to-day busi­ness ope­ra­ti­ons
  • Fi­nan­cial and pay­roll ac­coun­ting for tax pur­po­ses, in­clu­ding pre­pa­ra­tion of pay­ment tran­sac­tions
  • An­nual tax re­turns (in­clu­ding an­nual fi­nan­cial state­ments and tax ba­lance sheets) for all kinds of ta­xes and ad­vance pay­ments (va­lue ad­ded tax, pay­roll ta­xes)
  • Ad­vice on de­fen­ding against pro­blems and as­ser­ting rights, in­clu­ding as­sis­tance with tax au­dits as well as with ap­peals, law­suits and ac­tions for re­lief both in and out of court (tax courts of the Ger­man fe­deral sta­tes, the Fe­deral Tax Court, the Ge­ne­ral Court of the Eu­ro­pean Union and the Eu­ro­pean Court of Justice)
  • Spe­cial ad­vice on va­lue ad­ded tax
  • Ad­vice on struc­tures for land trans­fer tax
  • Tax ad­vice per­ti­nent to suc­ces­sion plan­ning, in­clu­ding in­heri­tance and gift tax is­sues
  • Volun­tary re­por­ting of un­der-de­cla­ra­tion
  • Le­gal struc­tu­ring, draf­ting, and ne­go­tia­tion of con­tracts, in­clu­ding
    • Ar­chi­tect and en­gi­neer agree­ments
    • Prime con­trac­tor and ge­ne­ral con­trac­tor agree­ments
    • Agree­ments with sub­con­trac­tors
    • Fi­nan­cing and col­la­te­ral agree­ments
  • Ad­vi­sing on con­struc­tion and plan­ning codes
  • Le­gal as­sis­tance with ac­cep­tance walk-th­roughs and ne­go­tia­ti­ons
  • Claim ma­nage­ment
  • Op­ti­mi­zing busi­ness con­trol sys­tems in such mat­ters as cos­ting, cal­cu­la­ting con­struc­tion site ope­ra­ting pro­fit, or bil­ling for work, and es­pe­cially change or­der ma­nage­ment
  • Re­fi­ne­ment of struc­tu­ral and pro­ce­du­ral or­ga­niza­tion
  • As­sis­tance and exe­cu­tion in M&A ac­tivi­ties
  • As­sis­tance with fur­ther de­ve­lo­ping stra­te­gic busi­ness ap­proa­ches
  • Iden­ti­fy­ing po­ten­tial im­pro­ve­ments by de­ve­lo­ping plans for mea­su­res to enhance pro­fi­ta­bi­lity for each line of busi­ness, and as­sis­ting with im­ple­men­ta­tion where nee­ded
  • Ex­pan­ding re­por­ting sys­tems to create an up-to-date ma­nage­ment in­for­ma­tion sys­tem
  • Set­ting up or re­fi­ning con­so­li­da­tion and plan­ning sys­tems
  • Pre­pa­ring fi­nan­cing con­cepts and con­ta­cting po­ten­tial fi­nan­cing in­sti­tu­ti­ons to co­ver needs for fi­nan­cing and gua­ran­tees

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