WEIDMANN LAW, specializing in legal and accounting work is based in Germany with offices
in Berlin, Dresden and Hamburg and representation offices in the US (Boston,
Massachusetts) and Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Our clients are spanning many regions.
We specialize in the fields of inheritance, wealth succession, commercial, nonprofit and
Our clients are private individuals, companies (limited liability corporations and partnerships) and nonprofit organizations and their private or public sponsors. We advise shareholders and partners on starting and running a business and on corporate and tax- related disputes.
We serve an international clientele, specifically American and Canadian clients or companies with offices and subsidiaries in Germany. To do this, we work closely with legal colleagues based in North America. We also advise clients with legal cases based in Canada, the United States (U.S.) and South Africa.
We are a comprehensive legal services and accounting firm with many years of hands-on experience in all of the above areas. You can rest assured that your German operation will be set up, managed and controlled in an effective and efficient manner.
We look forward to helping you achieve your business objectives through sound accounting, tax and legal advice.
Regattastraße 152 | 12527 Berlin
Chilehaus A, Fischertwiete 2 | 20095 Hamburg
An der Berglehne 11 | 01324 Dresden
Our offices in Berlin, Dresden and Hamburg offer expert, experienced legal and financial advice in
establishing, registering and operating a subsidiary in the European Union.
We help implement legal and practical business practices to cope with the international tax burden, including limiting business functions performed in the EU in order to set up transfer pricing policies that minimize your local tax burden.
Value Added Taxes (VAT) are a European tax on goods and services delivered into Europe and between
European member states. Our VAT has many similarities to the Canadian VAT and some to the US sales
tax. However, the Europeans VAT’s are very different with respect to filing duties, VAT refunds,
international rules and penalties. We help US and Canadian firms navigate through the European VAT
jungle by offering full VAT services in Germany and cooperating with select legal and accounting
firms all over Europe in regards of their respective individual VAT law.
U. S. taxpayers that export products can substantially minimize the U. S. tax burden on income from qualified export sales up to $10 million per year with the use of an Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation “ICDISC”.
As a specialized firm, we act as your legal and tax due diligence provider for German targets. Our partners, lawyers and CPAs cover all areas needed for a full investigation into your acquisition target.
Our tax and legal work helps individuals working in Germany on a regular basis or being married to a
person receiving income from German activities.
Being an American citizen or a green card holder, you need to file tax returns in America. Working in Europe however, leads to the same responsibility in European countries.
aving ties with a European country and the US or Canada might lead to consequences for the applicable inheritance law. European restrictions can have an impact on matters in other countries legal systems for many reasons. For example, an estate may include German assets that have to be handled in accordance with specific regulations pertaining to German corporate law. Or, the estate may have to be administered according to US law even though it only consists of assets in Europe. Furthermore, we help American and Canadian nationals understand their rights with respect to inheritance in Germany.
Trusts with assets in Europe (especially in Germany) might face extensive legal and tax issues that
need to be taken care of.
Advice is essential before a trustor or beneficiary relocates to Europe. Continental European legal systems will question the legal capability of Anglo-American trusts to claim assets in Europe, if not structured properly.
Real Estate investment has its strings attached in each jurisdiction. Knowing the German jurisdiction
in details and being able to provide with help for other European countries, we provide services for
US and Canadian citizens with European Property.
Due to our detailed understanding of the implications for foreign nationals to own property in Canada, we also provide detailed administrative and legal help in structuring your property in Canada if you are from abroad.