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Nexia Ebner Stolz

Economic Sectors

Chemical Industry

The che­mi­cal in­dus­try in Ger­many is one of the na­tion’s most im­port­ant and lar­gest in­dus­tries, and Ger­many is one of the most si­gni­fi­cant lo­ca­ti­ons for the che­mi­cal in­dus­try in the world. Re­gard­less of whe­ther they’re DAX-lis­ted cor­po­ra­ti­ons or fa­mily/ow­ner-ope­ra­ted firms, many Ger­man che­mi­cal com­pa­nies do busi­ness in­ter­na­tio­nally and are even in­ter­na­tio­nal lea­ders. The ar­ray of pro­ducts is im­mense and ran­ges from the mass pro­duc­tion of cer­tain raw ma­te­ri­als to the ma­nu­fac­ture of spe­cialty che­mi­cals in tiny amounts.

Ger­man che­mi­cal com­pa­nies do busi­ness in a com­plex eco­no­mic and le­gal en­viron­ment. In­cre­asing glo­ba­liza­tion con­fronts them with for­mi­da­ble chal­len­ges. Most of their busi­ness is con­duc­ted in for­eign mar­kets, where they have to ad­just to lo­cal con­di­ti­ons and work with for­eign part­ners. At the same time, com­pe­ti­tion is con­ti­nually in­cre­asing in do­mestic mar­kets be­cause of for­eign com­pe­ti­tors. A com­pany’s main con­cern in an en­viron­ment like this is to de­fend and strengt­hen its mar­ket po­si­tion by me­thods such as crea­ting new pro­ducts, im­pro­ving ef­fi­ci­ency, cut­ting costs or tap­ping new mar­kets in for­eign coun­tries. These ac­tivi­ties bring che­mi­cal com­pa­nies un­der a va­riety of na­tio­nal and es­pe­cially also Eu­ro­pean le­gal re­gu­la­ti­ons re­gar­ding is­sues of ta­xes, se­cu­rity, the aut­ho­riza­tion of pro­ducts, in­dus­trial pro­perty rights, pu­blic claims, etc.

Re­gard­less of your field of busi­ness – whe­ther the ma­nu­fac­ture of or­ga­nic or in­or­ga­nic raw ma­te­ri­als, fine or spe­cialty che­mi­cals, phar­maceuti­cals, syn­the­tics, clea­nings supplies, or toi­le­tries – we will be there to as­sist you, while our ex­ten­sive in­ter­na­tio­nal net­work can help you deal with any is­sues that may arise.

Eb­ner Stolz has a team of ex­perts who ad­vise and au­dit com­pa­nies in the che­mi­cal in­dus­try on a re­gu­lar ba­sis. Our con­sul­tants are spe­cia­lists in their va­rious fields (busi­ness, fi­nan­cial, tax and le­gal con­sul­ting) and also have tho­rough know­ledge of in­dus­tries, mar­kets and pro­ducts.

That’s how we’re able to co­ver the ent­ire spec­trum of con­sul­ting ser­vices for the che­mi­cal in­dus­try in one stop.


Our services at a glance

  • Sin­gle-en­tity and con­so­li­da­ted fi­nan­cial state­ments (HGB, IFRS)
  • Risk ma­nage­ment
  • Com­pli­ance sys­tems
  • IT con­sul­ting
  • Tax op­ti­miza­tion of the pro­duc­tion pro­cess
  • Trans­fer pri­cing
  • Con­sul­ting on va­lue ad­ded tax for ser­vice re­la­ti­ons­hips with for­eign com­pa­nies
  • Cor­po­rate struc­tures to op­ti­mize pro­duc­tion pro­ces­ses and re­duce lia­bi­lity risk
  • As­sis­ting with M&A tran­sac­tions
  • Pro­tec­ting in­tan­gi­ble pro­perty rights (in­dus­trial pro­perty rights, con­fi­den­tia­lity agree­ments, etc.)
  • Li­cense agree­ments
  • Coope­ra­tion agree­ments in re­se­arch and de­ve­lop­ment, R&D agree­ments
  • Con­cep­tion and cor­po­rate struc­tu­ring of joint ven­tures
  • Spe­cia­liza­tion agree­ments
  • Supply agree­ments
  • Ge­ne­ral terms and con­di­ti­ons of busi­ness
  • Purchasing ma­nage­ment
  • Growth ma­nage­ment
  • Ef­fi­ci­ency ma­nage­ment
  • In­no­va­tion ma­nage­ment
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