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Japan Desk

Full service for Japanese companies - because we know what a successful company needs

Japanese companies and investors hold Germany in high regard. The reasons for this are, among others, the high productivity and the excellent infrastructure as well as the easy market access. Japanese companies are increasingly expanding for these reasons, as Germany is considered a top destination.

Because more and more Japanese companies are coming to / doing business in Germany, Grant Thornton has a Japan Desk in its Düsseldorf office. From here, we support Japanese companies wherever we are needed. Our services range from audit, transfer pricing, tax support, including global tax management, internal controls and corporate strategy consulting.

In total, 1,500 professionals support Japanese companies. The German Japan Desk also offers international services in cooperation with the Japanese member office Taiyo Grant Thornton, as well as 62,000 advisors and auditors in 140 countries around the world.

Our Japan Desk in Düsseldorf is especially well regarded for the following solutions:

  • Audits of German subsidiaries according to Japanese GAAP, German GAAP, and IFRS, as well as reporting
  • Sustainability and ESG reporting audit and advisory services
  • Assistance in setting up internal controls and auditing management in accordance with the J-Sox Act
  • Cross-border M&A support (financial due diligence, valuation)
  • Transfer pricing support (APA, CdCR, Local File)
  • We are always available for Japanese companies planning to enter the German market or seeking further support in Germany.

We can provide you with all the assistance you need in the following areas:

  • Auditing and assurance, reconciliation of financial statements
  • Taxes and customs
  • M&A transaction advisory
  • Business management consulting
  • Outsourcing
  • Bookkeeping, payroll accounting and controlling
  • Legal advice in all areas of business law

We will support your business in Japanese, and we have the sensitivity that your successful company needs. Feel free to contact us!

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(Grant Thornton Japan)


Hiroshi Inoue

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