The full service team for Japanese companies. We know what Japanese companies need.

Japanese companies and investors value Germany very highly. The reasons for this include the high levels of productivity, the excellent infrastructure and the easy access to the market. For these reasons, Japanese companies are expanding in Germany, and the country is considered a top location.

Because more and more Japanese businesses are coming to Germany and doing business in Germany, Grant Thornton has set up a Japan desk at its Düsseldorf office. From here, we assist Japanese companies wherever they need us. Our services range from auditing, transfer prices, assistance with tax, including global tax management, to internal controls and business strategy advisory.

In total, 1,500 specialists assist Japanese firms. The German Japan desk also offers international services in collaboration with the Japanese member office Taiyo Grant Thornton as well as 62,000 advisers and auditors in 140 countries around the world. 

Our Japan desk in Düsseldorf is particularly known for the following solutions:

  • Audits of German subsidiaries under Japanese GAAP, German GAAP and IFRS as well as reporting
  • Audits and advisory on sustainability and ESG reporting
  • Assistance with establishing internal controls and audits of management under the J-Sox Act
  • Assistance with cross-border fusions and takeovers (financial due diligence, valuation)
  • Assistance with transfer pricing (APA’s, CdCR, local files)

We are always available to Japanese companies that are planning to enter the German market or are looking for further support in Germany.

We can offer you assistance in the following areas:

  • Audit and assurance, reconciliation of annual financial statements
  • Tax and customs
  • Advice on M&A transactions
  • Management consulting
  • Outsourcing
  • Bookkeeping, payroll and managerial accounting, and
  • Legal advice in all areas of business law.

We can support your company in Japanese and have the sensitivity that a successful company needs. Contact us!

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