GERMAN DESK

As a German-speaking company, we support you with our German Desk, so that you can benefit from the advantages offered by the Italian market.

The team of Mazars Colombia is led by Carlos Andres Molano (Managing Partner) and the local German Desk is coordinated by Lutz Beck (Mazars Germany) and Allison Gongora (Mazars Colombia).

The German Desk’s multicultural team is comprised of native German speakers, with extensive experience. The team combines Colombian and German know-how to deliver comprehensive advice with specialists available in many areas including tax, accounting outsourcing, advisory services and audit. In addition, Mazars’ international and integrated partnership structure allows our German Desk professionals to work closely with Mazars teams in Germany and Colombia  on cross-border assignments.

Supporting companies to settle in Colombia

To German speaking businesses, planning to invest or operate in Colombia, Mazars offers the following services:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Support in preparing the business plan
  • Company formation and corporate secretarial services
  • Negotiations with banks
  • A structured approach to setting up your business

Supporting companies which are already settled in Colombia
For German speaking businesses which already operate in Colombia, Mazars offers the following services:

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Outsourcing & Accounting services
  • Advisory (Transaction services, IT services, Risk Management & Internal Control, Forensic audit, Business Recovery)
  • Tax Compliance and Advisory
  • Training
  • IFRS / German GAAP transition and audit services

Supporting Colombian companies to settle and fund in German speaking countries

Mazars in Colombia is directly connected to Mazars Germany, to provide seamless services to Colombian companies planning to invest in Germany, or any other German speaking country.

Supporting companies in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in Colombia

Companies which are looking for opportunities in Mergers & Acquisitions can use these services:

Transaction services, including:

  • Due diligence
  • Feasibility studies
  • Valuation
  • SPA supporting
  • Assistance in the negotiation and implementation of representations and warranties

Corporate Finance, especially:

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Equity restructuring
  • Corporate evaluations
  • Merger / demerger

Our services encompass:

  • Providing documented understanding on the business environment, accounting framework and tax differences between Germany and Colombia.
  • Performing market entry feasibility studies and investment environment analyses.
  • Navigating through the IPO process in the German speaking financial markets.
  • Identifying acquisition targets in German speaking countries and all related compliance work.
  • Assisting Colombian companies and individuals with their tax obligations and providing payroll and social welfare services.
  • Assisting Colombian companies in converting financial statements from and to German GAAP and Colombian GAAP or providing technical reconciliation services