Germany and Australia maintain close bilateral business relations. Bilateral trade with Germany plays a significant role for Australia. Germany ranks 10th on the list of Australian trade partners and 6th among Australian investment targets. Australia has proven to be consistently one of the most resistant economies to the economic cycles over the past five years.
Entering foreign markets involves experiencing a new business culture. We offer support to understand the Australian culture and how to manage and be successful in the Australian corporate and social environment. Despite many similarities, there are also differences and complexities between Australia and Germany which should not be underestimated. This applies not only to the legal system, which is based on common law, but also to the negotiation and the drafting of agreements as well as the management of the day-to-day business of a company.
Through its Australian desk, Raupach & Wollert-Elmendorff offers a point of contact for all questions related to Australia. The members of our Australian Desk team have spent extended periods of time in Australia and know the intimacies of the Australian legal system. They understand how Australians "tick" and how this influences how Australian firms operate and Australians do business. They speak with an Aussie accent and have excellent contacts in the German-Australian business world. Thus, they are in a position to read between the lines and to explain issues in a complicated legal and business context in a comprehensible way.
The Australian Desk offers legal advice in all areas of business law at our seven offices located across Germany. We have a special focus on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and financing as well as industrial projects in the energy sector. Our Corporate Immigration Services Team is able to assist with respect to all questions relating to the deployment of managers or employees.
We have excellent relations with our Australian strategic partners and thus are able to offer efficient top level advice and consultancy even in complicated cross-border matters.
Furthermore, Raupach & Wollert-Elmendorff partner with Deloitte, one of the four major audit, financial advisory and tax consulting firms. Upon request, we are happy to engage German, Australian and international tax experts from Deloitte in order to offer one-stop advice to our clients.
Raupach & Wollert-Elmendorff is a corporate member of Australian Business in Europe (Germany) e.V.
Your contact at the Australian Desk:
Our contact person at the Australian Desk will be happy to assist as first point of contact with respect to all questions relating to Australia:
Sabine Pittrof LL.B. (Univ. N.S.W.)