Real estate transactions for foreign investors

Real estate transactions form an important part of our economy. The legal and tax framework has always been a political steering instrument. Frequent changes are now the order of the day. Accordingly, the associated challenges are constantly increasing. All the more reason for investors to react promptly in order to achieve their financial goals in the long term. In such a dynamic environment, there are no standard solutions. Each case must be considered individually. This applies to the entire life cycle of a property, from project development to its exploitation through use, leasing or sale. 

Specific knowledge is required in every phase of real estate management. After all, almost every decision is of considerable significance – and once made can often no longer be corrected. In a highly competitive market, having an advantage in terms of knowledge also gives you a commercial edge. In view of the very extensive rights of tenants and regulations under construction and environmental law in Germany, the advice of specialist lawyers and tax consultants is crucially important for the success of an investment.

Your contact person
Dr. Christian Wiggers

Vintage car fan and hiker.

Qualification as attorney-at-law. He began his career in 2002 at Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner and afterwards was a lawyer at Noerr LLP from 2007. He joined Peters, Schönberger & Partner in 2013.

Max Boettcher, LL.M.

Tennis and golf player.

Qualification as attorney-at-law and tax consultant. He began his career in 1996 at Hasche Eschenlohr (today CMS Hasche Sigle) in Munich. He joined Peters, Schönberger & Partner in 1999.

Dr. Stephan Wachter

Hobby pianist and squash player.

Qualification as attorney-at-law and tax lawyer. He started his career in 1995. After various jobs in large business law firms, he joined the M&A tax department of one of the big four companies in 2009. He joined Peters, Schönberger & Partner in 2018.

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Investing in German Real Estate from abroad – is your company liable to corporate or personal income tax?

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Investing in German Real Estate from abroad – Taxation of corporate and private investors

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Our consulting services:

  • Purchase or sale of real estate by way of asset or share deals, due diligence to identify and limit legal, tax and economic risks, contract drafting and negotiation
  • Tax and legal structuring of the real estate transaction including the choice of legal form and implementation of the structure
  • Valuation (according to capitalised earnings method or DCF) and real estate valuations (according to IDWS10, IFRS)
  • Preparation and auditing of annual financial statements for real estate companies (national accounting, IFRS)
  • Forecast and profitability calculations, purchase price allocation, liquidity planning and control of the use of funds

Why PSP?

For almost 40 years, PSP has been providing legal, tax and economic advice in real estate matters. A particular focus is on advising on property transactions, whether through share deals or asset deals, and the associated issues of legal and tax structuring and implementation. Thanks to our long-term practical experience, you have a committed expert at your side in all real estate matters.