The German company must have at least 1 director (in most cases local). Director’s details are listed in the Trade Register (Handelsregister) and are publicly available. Professional Local Director will preserve the anonymity of the factual general manager/decision-maker, and allow the business to comply with the substance tax requirements – the real presence of business in the country of registration. Get in contact with our experts if you need additional information.


  • Having a local director guarantees the company a VAT number.
  • The presence of a local director makes it easier to open a bank account in a German bank
  • The Local Director ensures anonymity/confidentiality of the factual general manager/decision-maker.
  • When using a local director, the factual manager does not need to visit Germany for the signing of documents, participation in the shareholder meetings, tax inspections, etc.
  • In order to be able to use certain tax advantages, the director of a Germany company must be the permanent resident of Germany. Thus, the use of a local director allows to optimize taxation and take advantage of double tax treaties agreements.
  • Whereas it is required to have no affiliation between the companies (i.e. German company and its Swiss counterpart), the local director signs the contracts on behalf of a German company.
  • The presence of a local director contributes to a reliable and trusting image of a German company.

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