German Business Desk

Germany is one of the major trading and investment partners of India. Incoming investments from Germany are reaching most regions in India. At the same time, outbound investments from India too are growing.

PwC's German Business Desk consists of dedicated teams in almost every major Indian city, wherever and whenever you need their help. The services provided include entry strategy, tax and regulatory services, audit, assurance services and other consultancy services to individual and companies looking to invest or conduct business in India and Germany.

PwC’s strong global network will help you to expand and strengthen your business. In Germany, an Indian Business Desk is keen to provide you with one-stop solutions in both countries. Our highly qualified professionals in India and Germany will offer you the professionality and quality you demand for your business.

Contacts
Dinesh Supekar
Partner and Leader, German Business Desk
Tel: +91 20 4100 4412
Email

Our Transaction Services Strategy (TSS) practice provides consulting service for entry options India and assists in devising market entry strategy.

  • Options for entry (both equity and non-equity forms)
  • Challenges and risks associated with different entry options
  • Evaluation of the regulatory environment, tax and other government incentives
  • Screening of partners/acquisition targets
  • Feasibility study and location analysis (including availability of tax and other government incentives available in various states)
  • Analysis of tax-efficient funding structures and repatriation strategies

The Deals team offers services across the deal continuum including advisory on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, spin-offs and strategic alliances.

  • Corporate finance provides complete lead advisory services including target identification, target screening, developing transaction strategy, working capital management and restructuring advisory, negotiation and documentation support and assistance in transaction closure.
  • Due diligence includes financial, tax, commercial, operational, legal, forensics and HR operations analysis. Our due diligence team also carry out desktop review on the potential JV partner.
  • Valuation services include business and assets valuations for transactions, tax, dispute, financial reporting, governance and regulatory needs. Specific services include purchase price allocations, independent expert reports and fairness opinions.
  • Post-merger integration services helps identify key revenue, cost and core synergies and opportunities across all functions in an organisation in order to maximise and unlock integration value.

We assist businesses, organisations and individuals with tax strategy, planning and compliance, while also delivering a wide range of business advisory services.

  • Setting up subsidiary, branch and liaison office in India: We assist companies in obtaining the necessary approvals and licenses.
  • Tax advisory and compliance: We support you in developing tax-efficient strategies and managing your tax exposures considering your individual business needs. We also help clients adhere to various tax and regulatory compliance requirements, as applicable.
  • Expatriate taxation: We have a dedicated team offering a full range of international assignment tax services, both consulting and compliance, to assist you in harnessing the value of global mobility while managing risk
  • Transfer pricing: We provide leading-edge tools and solutions relevant to your industry in the areas of advance pricing agreement, developing a coherent and defensible TP policy, compliance and documentation management and strategising and assisting in dealing with global dispute resolution.
  • Tax assessment proceedings: We provide assistance during tax audits by revenue authorities and corporate tax litigation including representation to the tax officer.
  • Tax litigation support: Our team can assist you in identifying and addressing potential tax risks, tax dispute avoidance and resolution as well as litigation support.
  • Indirect tax: We assist in custom duties, central excise and VAT, service tax, foreign trade policy, free trade agreements and cross-border supply chains and anti-dumping duties.
  • Regulatory services: Our dedicated regulatory team provides services in the areas of FDI policy, exchange control regulations, corporate laws and industry sectoral regulations. Our regulatory services include structuring of investments and transactions and implementation assistance, obtaining regulatory approvals, licences, clarifications and dispensations and advice on government policies impacting your business. 
  • Estate planning for family businesses: We assist you in organising and optimising your business hand-over planing. We crosscheck and consider the applicable laws and regulations to ensure a smooth transfer.

We help organisations work smarter and grow faster. Reach out to us to build effective organisations, reduce costs, manage risk and regulation and leverage talent.

  • People and Change includes HR transformation, rewards and benefits management, organisation design and workforce planning, talent management strategy and employer branding, learning and development, performance measurement and management.
  • Finance effectiveness includes maximising enterprise performance, transforming finance functions, augmenting finance talent and organisation, and shared services and benefits management.
  • Sustainability includes assistance in clean development mechanism, climate change strategy, social, environmental and economic sustainability reporting, CSR advisory, lifecycle management and verifying the robustness of environmental management and emissions tracking systems and emissions data.
  • Technology Consulting includes Oracle/SAP application – implementation, support and maintenance, information management – assistance in definition, development and implementation of BI and CPM solutions, IT transformation, support in implementing technology solutions using Microsoft products to improve your business processes and controls.
  • Operations transformation includes optimisation of supply chain and logistics. We can further help you in achieving procurement excellence, manufacturing excellence, sales and marketing excellence. We also assist in transformation programmers and operations architecture design and implementation.