According to an industry barometer, trading companies can generally look ahead with a degree of optimism. In particular, the outlook for wholesalers and other intermediaries is positive, whilst in certain sectors retailers may have a rather difficult time. A sharp rise in energy and commodity prices could have a negative impact on domestic demand.
Bricks and mortar trade and also the wholesale sector is facing major challenges. Increasing costs due, for example, to longer store opening hours, higher personnel costs and other administrative costs, along with continued competitive pressures are all challenges that have to be mastered.
Internet sales are growing, but a sustainable business model still has yet to be discovered. The questions in this sector are as diverse as the forms of trade and the size of companies. The EU-One-Stop-Shop is a practical (interim) solution, but fails to cover all international constellations. With our experience in advising trading companies, we are a partner who speaks your language and understands your needs. We work with you to find solutions for your commercial, tax and legal questions, all whilst keeping the big picture in mind: better performance for your business.
- Tax advice and compilation of financial statements
- Bookkeeping and payroll accounting
- Dedicated assistance with tax audits
- Effective representation during legal proceedings
- Business consulting
- Working capital management
- Liquidity management
- Assessing terms and conditions in the context of buying cooperatives
- Legal structure and transfer of businesses
- M&A transactions taking into account trade-specific characteristics
- Company valuations
- Business planning
- Legal form and succession planning
- Restructuring advice