Japan Desk

Gateway to German and European markets

Specialised in Japanese corporations
Schiff-Martini is specialised in supporting Japanese corporations with a Japan desk. The Japanese team is headed by partner Masaharu Otani and managing partner Dirk Weiler. For decades, Schiff-Martini has assisted Japanese investors to enter German and European markets. Among the well-known clients are Okamoto, Hitachi and Kawasaki.
The one-stop advisor for Japanese corporations
The core of Schiff-Martini’s advisory concept is to support German operations (subsidiaries and branches) of Japanese investors with a complete package of services:
  • start-up consultancy covering the legal and tax structuring
  • accounting
  • payroll
  • compliance
  • tax advisory
  • expatriate´s income tax returns
  • M&A transaction consultancy
  • search of premises
  • staff recruitment
  • notary services
  • legal and business management consultancy
  • insurance services
  • visas and work permits