Moving a Business to Germany
from Ukraine

Our Lawyers

Moving a Business to Germany
from Ukraine


Our lawyers are ready to help entrepreneurs and other business professionals to move their business from Ukraine to Germany. Regardless of if you are in need of a residence permit for self-employment or are looking to move an established company to Germany, we have the solutions. With comprehensive legal assistance, support with corporate relocation and industry-specific insights, the team at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte provides full-service support. Contact us directly to start working with us.

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Our Services

Comprehensive support with relocating to Germany

Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte will carry out the legal formalities to ensure that your move to Germany is a success.

Company Formation and Start-Up Advice

Starting a company can be a daunting undertaking but with the assistance of our team of attorneys, they can establish the entity according to your wishes and in line with your business idea. Our team is ready to oversee the establishment of your company, and advise you regarding the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, partnerships (GbR, OHG, KG, PartnerG) and corporations (UG (haftungsbeschränkt), GmbH or AG) under German law.

Should the most suitable company form be chosen, our team will oversee the legal work required to make it a reality. By allowing our experts to oversee all the legal formalities, your company will quickly gain a foothold in the German market.

From fruitful beginnings, our lawyers provide ongoing counsel and support to your company should it make any subsequent changes. Our expert counsel will ensure that you are fully aware of the legal consequences of big decisions, and therefore your company can avoid costly mistakes and their far-reaching consequences.

Corporate Expansion to Germany: Suitable Business Models

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers will assist you in expanding your business to Germany. If you have a current company and wish to benefit from the German market, it is critical to determine whether it should be a subsidiary, a representative office or a branch office. These options present different opportunities and responsibilities.

Suppose your company in Germany should operate with a degree of independence and thus not require the permission of head office to respond to developments in Germany. In that case, the subsidiary company is likely the best option for expansion. Under German law, the subsidiary company is legally independent with a legal personality. Therefore, the subsidiary should be pursued where the parent company is considering a substantial future presence in Germany.

The permanent establishment (or “representative office”) is a model of expansion that does not operate under its own name and is dependent on the company headquarters abroad. Such a representative office does not take part in independent business transactions.

The branch office has its own legal personality, but it is also, to a certain extent, dependent on the head office. It is seen as a separate establishment from the company’s head office. It can complete its own legal transactions for a temporary purpose – within the scope of the business activities of the head office.

Corporate Relocation to Germany: Employee Relocation

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our team provides comprehensive relocation services to Germany from Ukraine. If your company is planning on relocating its employees, our team can be your reliable partner regarding work permits, residence permits (including EU Blue Card applications), finding accommodation, registering your employees in their new cities in Germany, helping them get registered for tax, translating official documents and providing personalised support relating to settling into their new location. Such tailored support includes providing information regarding insurance, child benefits and other social benefits, schooling options in Germany, making contacts in their area, registering for language courses and much more.

When facing extremely challenging circumstances the assistance of experienced professionals in the area is invaluable. Our firm will provide the support needed regarding organisational and bureaucratic hurdles that people may face.

Employment Law: Insight and Consultation

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our certified experts in German employment law are ready to advise your business regarding German labour law. German employment and labour law can be challenging to entrepreneurs coming from outside of Germany. Therefore, our team is ready to provide reliable insights regarding best-practice policies in Germany and ensure that your company is aware of and compliant with its legal requirements. Remaining compliant with employment law provisions ensures that costly legal disputes are avoided.

We provide all legal services under one roof. These services include drafting employment contracts, creating anti-discrimination policies, advising regarding notice periods, unfair dismissal claims and severance packages, and representing employers in legal disputes.

Family Reunification Services in Germany

Keeping the family together where possible is vital for peace of mind and security in conflict situations. Moving to another country while terrified for the safety of loved ones is a crisis time that none of us want to face. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers are here to help you. We provide full-service support for those looking to join with their spouse, children (including adult children), children who may be studying at university and other relatives in Germany. Our team will outline the German family reunification law, guidelines, examine your situation closely, and then focus their attention on providing specialised service for your current situation.

Every case and family is different, and we are aware of the current stresses facing individuals at this time. During such crises the support of experienced professionals can make the ultimate difference. Contact our firm for comprehensive assistance with family reunification in Germany.

Industry-Specific Insights

The challenges of moving a business to Germany can be overcome with the right support. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our full-service model means that we provide tailored advice to suit the requirements of your industry. Our lawyers provide their insights for companies in the automotive, banking, e-commerce, insurance, retail and sports industries, among others. Industry-specific advice will ensure that your company is ready for the difficulties within the German market, and will allow them to stay ahead of the competition.

Once a foothold has been gained, companies can really accelerate the growth of their market share and fully achieve their potential.