NewsCase StudiesEvents

Christoph Schulte : Germany

Germany

Experts for Germany

Recent forum posts

 

  1. Discovery Investment LOANS

    I have been trying to get a loan for some time now due to the large sum amount of the money to expand my business in Canada but i was unable to get a loan due to my credit score All other corporation/bank turned me down.Till i was introduced by start up overseas to Discovery Investment LOANS and i was able to get a loan from them without any delay. So i am using this opportunity to inform

    Total Posts: 1 Last post by halcyonnhadley

  2. Discovery Investment LOANS

    I have been trying to get a loan for some time now due to the large sum amount of the money to expand my business in Canada but i was unable to get a loan due to my credit score All other corporation/bank turned me down.Till i was introduced by start up overseas to Discovery Investment LOANS and i was able to get a loan from them without any delay. So i am using this opportunity to inform

    Total Posts: 1 Last post by halcyonnhadley

Ask a question

Ask the Experts: Christoph Schulte

Germany Market Entry Expert

Your contact details will also be forwarded on to Christoph Schulte. If you do not want your contact information to be sent with your question, then please tick this box

Christoph Schulte

Germany Market Entry Expert

Christoph is a graduate economist who worked in the finance and consulting industry before he started his own company INDIPA in 2006. Over the past ten years, Christoph and his team have successfully assisted more than 150 companies from the UK, the Netherlands, France and Belgium to do business and market their products in Germany. The distinguishing feature is that INDIPA does not just advise its clients but joins forces with them in order to work the German market together. Christoph and his team would be delighted to support you with your business venture in Germany!

www.indipa.co.uk

+49 (0) 211 1 65 65 20

  1. Hi Christoph! I am looking to expand a food catering company, Fooda, into Germany. Do you have any guidance on what sort of laws I should be aware of? Food regulation laws, money transfer laws, labor laws? I am trying to figure out a pricing strategy. Thanks! Question from Chris Arial on 14/11/2017

    Christoph says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Your query is too general to answer here. May I suggest you contact us so get a better idea what your plans are - what type of food catering company, where etc.?

    We look forward to hearing from you.
    Your INDIPA Team
    Tel. +49 (0) 211 - 1 65 65 20 or email info@indipa.co.uk

  2. Dear Mr. Schulte, I would like to register a company in Germany. In this regard, I want you to introduce some valid companies/organizations to help me setting up my company. Thank you Question from Maryam Azari Rad on 10/10/2017

    Christoph says:

    Dear Sir/Madam, We assist many foreign companies to set up their business in Germany. The most common business form is a GmbH. For this you need a shareholder – which can be a company or a private person. You also need a director (Geschäftsführer) – this person does not need to be a resident of Germany. You would just need to be present in Germany to sign the documents at the notary /bank etc. I hope this helps! Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@indipa.co.uk if you need more information. Best regards, Your INDIPA Team

  3. Hi Christoph Schulte, I am Sriv from India (Sriv Testing Consultants Hub Pvt Ltd), we would like to start a branch in Germany, could you please provide required information along with Visa requirement and minimum capital? We are in to IT services. Thanks & Regards, Sriv. Question from sriv v on 26/09/2017

    Christoph says:

    Dear Sriv
    Many thanks for your query.
    The most common company form is the GmbH. For this you need a shareholder – which can be a company or a private person. You also need a director (Geschäftsführer) – this person does not need to be a resident of Germany. You would just need to be present in Germany to sign the documents at the notary /bank etc.
    The Minimum nominal capital is 25,000 €. 12,500 € of this would have to be paid into the company´s bank account (the owner would have to pay the missing 12,500 € if the company goes bankrupt.)

    If you have further questions, please contact us at info@indipa.co.uk.
    Best regards,
    Your INDIPA Team

  4. Hi Christoph, I am an Indian citizen and willing to start up a Indian restaurant in Germany, München. I would be really thankfull to you if you could let me know the steps for proceeding towards opening a restaurant. I have around 30K € as finance. My main concerns are, first of all, how to proceed and then ofcourse if at all 30K € would be sufficient and last but not the least, how much time does the whole process takes. I would like to mention that my girlfriend stays in München and she is an Software Engineer and ablue card holder. Just wanted to mention, may be it makes a difference. Question from Amit Kumar on 31/08/2017

    Christoph says:

    Dear Sir

    Many thanks for your enquiry.
    Firstly you would need a VISA to open up a restaurant in Germany. We are not experts in this area but we presume it would not be so easy. We suggest you contact the Germany embassy in India to find out what is possible. Please go to the following link:
    http://www.india.diplo.de/Vertretung/indien/en/Startseite.html

    After the VISA issue, you could setup a business as a „Sole Proprietor“. Then you would need to rent a premises, furnish it, find employees and do advertising. It is difficult to say if 30,000 Euro would be enough. It also depends how big the restaurant would be.

    The fact that your girlfriend has a blue card would probably make no difference unfortunately.

    I hope this helps.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further queries.

    Your INDIPA team.

  5. Hi, hello. I am an operator of IT company in China. I would like to know something about the operation plan and operation introduction of Germany. We would like to learn and use it for reference. Thank you。 Question from gaoxiang gao on 16/06/2017

    Christoph says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Many thanks for your query. I presume that you would like information on setting up a company in Germany. The most common company form is a GmbH or UG. For both you need a shareholder – which can be a company or a private person. You also need a director (Geschäftsführer) – this person does not need to be a resident of Germany. You would just need to be present in Germany to sign the documents at the notary /bank etc. I hope this helps! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information.
    Best regards
    Your INDIPA Team

  6. Dear Christoph, Could you give me a list of contacts. My product is new in the market it's knitted underwear against odours of armpit and stains in collar. I'm acting as an inventor. Hope you can help. Br. J. Survonen Question from Juha Survonen on 27/05/2017

    Christoph says:

    Dear Mr Survonen
    Thank you for your enquiry. In this case, we would recommend that you purchase a list of contacts from an Address database,
    e.g.
    www.az-direct.com (AZ direct Bertelsmann)
    de.Kompass.com (Kompass)
    www.b2b-adress.de
    www.best-adress.de

    I hope this helps.
    Best regards,
    Your INDIPA Team

  7. hi, we have a private limited company vat registered and trading in UK for last 10 years. we are an IT consultancy. we are getting lot of enquiries and business opportunities in Germany. I just wanted to know about forming a PVT LTD company in Germany..probably base in Munich. can you please advise if we need a german resident as one of the directors or can we start as offshore entity. please advise. many thanks. Manasi Manasi Lovlekar Director EAI Systems Limited Question from Manasi Lovlekar on 28/02/2017

    Christoph says:

    Dear Manasi Lovlekar Many thanks for your query. The best option would be to setup a GmbH or UG. For both you need a shareholder – which can be a company or a private person. You also need a director (Geschäftsführer) – this person does not need to be a resident of Germany. You would just need to be present in Germany to sign the documents at the notary /bank etc. I hope this helps! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information. INDIPA Team

You are not logged in!

Please login or register to ask our experts a question.

Login now or register.