Consultants | Lawyers

The following list gives you  an overview of the service providers you can choose from. Since a large number of service companies  active in the fields of expertise mentioned below are located in the region, this guide can only present a very limited number of the service providers available, and is therefore not to be regarded as a recommendation. Please find a service provider best suited to your needs based on your own research. The names of the service providers appear in alphabetical order. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this  list is accurate, the Expat Service Desk accepts no responsibility for any errors, omissions or misleading statements and no guarantee is given or responsibility  accepted as to the standing of any firm, company or individual mentioned.

Interested service providers offering an English service for the target group of international professionals are invited to enter their companies in the relevant list. Please contact us and we will be happy to include you.    

BE|LEGAL law firm Beneke

Contact person:
Kerstin Beneke
+49 (0) 162 2707512

Schumannstrasse 52, 40237 Düsseldorf


Company description:
BE|LEGAL law firm Beneke is a law firm specializing in international and mostly Asian companies. The owner is a lawyer and specialist lawyer for employment law and most recently served as Head of HR & Administration at a Chinese electronic company in Düsseldorf.

BE|LEGAL advises and supports founding or small international companies and offers competent advice and practical support tailored to your needs in terms of

  • employment contracts,
  • dismissals,
  • certificates,
  • employment references,
  • recruiting,
  • expat management and
  • residence permits.

For private individuals from abroad BE|LEGAL can help applying for jobs and supporting with employment contracts as well as all other issues around employment in Germany.

CMS Hasche Sigle – Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB

Contact persons:
Thomas Heidemann – Lawyer - Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions/ Russia & CEE
Phone +49 (0)211 - 4934430

Thomas Heidemann is based in Düsseldorf and Moscow where he advises his clients on their business in Russia and the Eastern European countries. He specializes in legal assistance and support regarding complex transactions in Russia as well as Central and Eastern Europe.

Barbara Bittmann – Certified lawyer for labor and employment law
Phone +49 (0)211 - 4934418

Barbara Bittmann advises German and international companies on operative and strategic labor and employment law issues, in particular in the context of restructurings, transfers of undertakings and transactions as well as in relation to co-determination rights and collective bargaining agreements.

Breite Str. 3, 40213 Düsseldorf


Company description:
CMS in Germany is one of the leading commercial law firms. More than 600 lawyers, tax advisors and notaries advise SMEs and major corporations throughout Germany on all aspects of national and international commercial law.

Companies are increasingly seeing digital transformation as an opportunity and reinvent their processes for the digital age. As an innovative partner with strong digital understanding, CMS is ideally placed to assist and support you with key issues around the digital economy and its legal implications.

More than 4,500 lawyers and tax advisors in 70 offices worldwide form the essence of our knowledge and experience.

Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Contact person:
Mrs. Claudia Thomas
Phone +49 (0)211 - 8772 4453

Schwannstraße 6, 40476 Düsseldorf


Company description:
Our internationally operating Global Employer Services (GES) practice is comprised of over 5,600 dedicated professionals in over 150 countries. We are world's largest provider of international assignment consulting services for assigned employees. In Germany, we are present in six locations. Our portfolio consists of the following services:

  • International Assignment Tax Services
  • Global Mobility Services
  • Payroll Services / Compensation Data Management
  • Social Security
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Immigration
  • Employment Law

Deloitte provides audit, risk advisory, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to public and private clients; legal advisory services in Germany are provided by Deloitte Legal.

Frankus Accounting Tax Legal

Contact person:
Ms. Aysen Taubert – tax advisor
Phone +49 (0)211 - 8629-0033

Steinstrasse 27, 40210 Duesseldorf

www.yappango.com/support/frankus.html (Japanese)

Company description:
Frankus Accounting Tax Legal is a one stop advisory firm for accounting, tax and legal services with focus on international companies and their Expats. Our firm has about 70 people and there of 6 Japanese nationals. More than 30 English speaking professionals are taking care of international clients.
Our services for Expats cover the following areas:

  • Preparation of visa-requests including employment contracts and secondment agreements,
  • Advice on information and documents needed from the seconding foreign entity
  • Accompanying Expats to the municipal authorities
  • Application of child benefit payments
  • Monthly payroll calculation (PAYE, based on net salary agreement if applicable)
  • Annual personal income tax return
  • Legal and tax advice in all aspects of Expat secondments

Apart from personal services for Expats in English language we can offer communication in Japanese, Mandarin, Turkish, Farsi, Spanish and Italian.

HEUSER Recht und Steuern

Contact person:
Achim Heuser - Lawyer
Phone +49 (0)203 47 999 20

Am Kiekenbusch 15, 47269 Duisburg, Germany


Company description:
HEUSER Recht und Steuern Is a full-service commercial law firm with a focus on international employments for 20 years.
The staff of the law office speak seven languages. In addition to German and English, French, Spanish, Polish and Russian are spoken.
We advise companies worldwide in 150 countries. The company covers all areas of international employment including contract design, tax, social security and visa. You can receive the services either from a single source or in individual service packages. With the help of modern communication structures, a worldwide presence is guaranteed. The expertise is documented by numerous specialist publications.

inte-dc consulting

Contact person:
Yingcong von Rappard – corporate consultant
Landline +49 (0)2173 - 2629242
Mobile phone +49 (0)176 - 47676247

Goeppert-Mayer-Str. 25, 40789 Monheim am Rhein

www.inte-dc.com (in German and Chinese)

Company description:
inte-dc consulting (integration for German-Chinese companies) is your expert for integration in organization, process and personnel after M&A or greenfield investment in Germany.

For Chinese M&A investors
inte-dc provides new Chinese M&A investors and investors that plan to have changes after stabilization period through wider and deeper integration with their German subsidiary, professional and accompanying consulting and implementation in reorganization, process adaptation and personnel changes.

For Chinese greenfield investors

Greenfield investors need compatible organizations, processes and personnel with German customers, suppliers and other organizations. inte-dc makes sure of your professional market presence and smooth cooperation with different German interfaces.

Jordan & Partner Law and Tax Firm

Contact persons:
Burkhardt Jordan
Phone +49 (0)211 – 550 4470

Yaozhen Wang (China-Desk)
Phone +49 (0)211 – 550447 20 (Chinese)

Königsallee 34A, 40212 Düsseldorf


Company description:Jordan Fuhr Meyer Law and Tax Firm is a leading law firm in North Rhine Westphalia since 1950 - established by the former President of the regional chamber of tax consultants in Westphalia-Lippe - advising enterprises and other clients with a group of 30 lawyers in 6 branch in Germany, specialized lawyers and tax advisors covering all fields of business law expertise and taxation. As a group of specialists we are attaching the greatest importance to the specialist knowledge of each single lawyer or tax advisor. Our team delivers reliable and highly specialized legal and tax solutions for demanding clients with branches in Germany, Russia and Spain and intends to establish a branch in China with this cooperation agreement. Cross border advice is our groups daily routine. As to this international background we profit from the excellent intercultural experience and language capacities of our lawyers and tax advisors highly estimated by our demanding clients.

Our Chinese team is also willing to provide legal and tax services for you in Chines

Kieffer Stübben und Partner Partnerschaft mbB

Contact person:
Nereida Sánchez Pérez, LL.M. – Inhouse Lawyer, Head of Spain and Latin America Services
Phone +49 (0)211) 90894-512

Graf-Recke-Straße 82, 40239 Düsseldorf


Company description:
Kieffer | Stübben + Partner (KSP) is one of the leading providers of audit, tax and advisory services in Düsseldorf/Germany With more than 25 years of experience and more than 50 employees, KSP provides services required by international investors. Our key clients comprise approx. 250 international companies from Europe, Overseas and the Far East active in the services sector, retail and industry. From inbound investment to financing strategies, post-merger integration, corporate and indirect tax, global transfer pricing and international assignment of employees, our professionals provide individual consultancy to our international clients.

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Contact persons:
Stefanie Vogler – Partner/ Tax Advisor
Phone +49 (0)211 - 4757378

Daniel Schütz – Manager / Pension Advisor
Phone +49 (0)211 - 4756456

Tersteegenstraße 19-23, 40474 Düsseldorf


Company description:
KPMG is a global network consisting of legally independent companies with about 174,000 employees in 155 countries. In Germany KPMG is one of the leading tax-consulting firms with approximately 10,200 employees in 20 locations.
Our tax advisers and social security experts of “Global Mobility Services” assist with all aspects of cross-border employments:

  • Advice and support with wage tax duties
  • Global preparation of income tax returns
  • Applications and communication with tax authorities
  • Applications for social benefits like child and parental benefit
  • Optimization of coverage and minimization of contributions

KPMG also assists with visa/immigration, permanent establishments, transfer pricing or VAT.

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP

Contact person:
Dr. Alexa Ningelgen - Rechtsanwältin
Phone +49 (0)211 - 30211422

Stadttor 1, 40219 Düsseldorf


Company description:
McDermott Will & Emery is an international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers worldwide. At our office in Düsseldorf more than 40 lawyers advise national and international companies as well as private clients on all aspects of commercial and business law. This includes matters involving labour, corporate and immigration law dealing with the Expat- Status.

PKF Fasselt Schlage Partnerschaft mbB Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft Rechtsanwälte

Contact person:
Christian Müller-Kemler - managing partner, auditor, tax advisor
Phone +49 (0)203 - 300010

Schifferstraße 210
47059 Duisburg


Company description:
PKF Fasselt Schlage is one of the leading medium-sized auditing and consulting firms with 650 employees in 10 locations in Germany. Our office in Duisburg has 13 partners and 220 employees, including 78 certified public accountants, tax consultants and lawyers.

We offer a full range of professional services in the fields of taxation, auditing, accounting, law as well as HR and IT from a single source.

Our Chinese and Russian speaking professionals at PKF China / PKF Russia & CIS Desks support international companies as well as private persons to ensure their success in Germany. Our customized approach makes it possible for us to plan proactively and cost-effectively.

Rechts- und Steuerberatung Schmidt

Contact person:
Mr. Christian Schmidt, Tax Advisor, Lawyer
Phone +49 (0)211 - 56624833

Berliner Allee 47, 40212 Düsseldorf


Company description:
As tax advisor in Dusseldorf we offer all general tax advice services. A major focus of our services is international tax advice for expatriates and impatriates. We support foreign employees of various nationalities as well as foreign freelancer in tax, legal and social security issues.

Our company also offers advice in the field of inheritance tax, stock options or tax fraud.

The field of expatriate taxation is very complex so that special knowledge of national and international taxation is required. Due to our long-standing experience in the field of expatriate taxation we offer best possible advice.

Schwill Sommerhoff – Strategische Kommunikation

Contact person:
Barbara Sommerhoff – Owner
Phone: +49(0)211 – 69 85 89 99

Grafenberger Allee 413, 40235 Düsseldorf


Company description:
The fundament for your corporate as well as your individual success is a distinctive contour. Strategic communication is the instrument to show this contour. Since 1992 we support companies and their leader in internal and external communication, change communication, personal communication and reputation management including individual and team coaching.

Stroesser Lazar PartG mbB

Contact person:
Felix Stroesser, Lawyer
Ladislav Lazar, Certified Tax Adviser
Phone: +49(0)211 – 417 436 470

Norderneyweg 8, 40468 Düsseldorf


Company description:
With practical experience of more than 15 years, we support our clients' international business activities in tax, social security and legal matters.

Our clients include domestic and foreign freelancer, medium-sized companies and group companies and their employees.

We have extensive experience with inbound and outbound expat services.

For detailed information about our service please visit our website.

TRENZ Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH

Contact person:
Daniel Troost – Steuerberater/Diplom-Finanzwirt/Wirtschaftsmediator
Phone +49(0)2103 – 2963-0

Mühlenhof 7–9, 40721 Hilden


Company description:
TRENZ bietet umfassende und individuelle Unterstützung auf höchstem fachlichem Niveau.
Rechtliche, ökonomische und steuerliche Faktoren sind in der Unternehmer- und Lebenspraxis eng miteinander verknüpft. Umso bedeutsamer ist eine Beratung, die sämtliche Rahmenbedingungen bewertet, die für das unternehmerische und private Handeln unserer Mandanten von Bedeutung sind.
Wir sind spezialisiert auf die steuerrechtliche und betriebswirtschaftliche Beratung der unternehmerischen und privaten Bereiche unserer Mandanten und engagieren uns mit unserem gesamten fachübergreifenden Know-how. Wir denken und handeln interdisziplinär und beziehen Spezialisten aus anderen Bereichen bei Bedarf ein.
Individuelle Beratung ist uns wichtig. Unseren Mandanten steht deshalb ein individueller Ansprechpartner zu Verfügung, der das Mandat kontinuierlich von Beginn an persönlich betreut – vertrauensvoll, flexibel und erreichbar.