Country focus: Israel

Support of Israeli-German cooperation

Israel and Germany maintain close and friendly diplomatic, political, cultural and economic relations. In light of historical burdens this could not be taken for granted and requires special consideration and sensitivity in interaction.

Stable and reliable bonds have been established through personal contacts, manifold institutional and business relationships, making Germany Israel’s most important trading partner in the EU.

In Berlin, the location of our firm’s main office, these positive developments are literally tangible. For many years now, we have been advising investors from Israel, in particular with regard to their activities in the German real estate industry and the technology sector. This resulted in numerous relations and personal contacts.

We support the development of the Israeli-German cooperation as a member of the German-Israeli Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Israel) and the German-Israeli Economic Association (Deutsch-Israelische Wirtschaftsvereinigung e. V.).

Celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany, the Israeli-German Chamber of Commerce and the German-Israeli Economic Association initiated the “Israeli-German Investors’ Conference”, which took place in Tel Aviv in June 2015. Various workshops were held under the motto “Made in Germany”, presenting successful developments and in particular pointing out opportunities for the establishment and development of business relationships to top managers of German and Israeli companies. Crowe HorwathTrinavis was invited to attend the conference. Together with Berliner Volksbank, Crowe Horwath Trinavis held a workshop on “Tax optimisation and financing of property investments in Germany”. Our partners Heidemarie Wagner and Matthias Lowa gave an overview of the options to optimise taxation of real estate investments by international investors in Germany.

With pleasure we support the Israel Event on 12 June 2017 which has been organised by FPS Lawyers (Israel Desk). It was a great opportunity to intensify personal contacts and acquire new contacts in a friendly atmosphere.

Through our membership of Crowe Horwath International we maintain close relations to our partner office in Israel Ovadia Pick Kriheli, Crowe Horwath Israel, who have established a German Desk. We shall be pleased to put you in contact with them.

We shall be pleased to advise you in tax or business-related matters. On the basis of our long-standing expertise and knowledge of the market we shall also be pleased to support you in real estate transactions, financing and restructuring. Please refer to us if you intend to invest or expand your business activities in Germany.

Contact partners

Matthias Lowa
Phone: +49 30 89 04 82-182

Heidemarie Wagner
Phone: +49 30 89 04 82-258