International Business Services.

Support for your international growth as well as help in creating and managing your corporate structure in France.

Our International Business Services are dedicated to international support as well as help in creating and managing subsidiaries or branch offices in France.

Getting set up in France is a key step for the growth of a foreign company. To ensure that your business complies with the many obligations in force in France, our teams offer you a wide range of expertise on legal, employment, accounting, and tax issues. They have a solid international culture and speak several languages other than French, such as English, German, Spanish and Italian, making them experienced and responsive partners.

As an independent member of the international UHY network, present in more than 100 countries, GVA is a focal point for foreign businesses that want to open locations in France. We perform accounting, taxation, HR and administrative missions for subsidiaries of foreign companies, providing them with back-office services meeting the requirements of their parent company.

Thanks to the members of this international network on five continents, we can assist our clients in their international growth, while adapting to the size of their projects. As primary contact point, we coordinate accounting, taxation and HR set-up and compliance operations for corporate structures worldwide and interface between our clients and local providers.

Before setting up business in France, we help you prepare your business plans and choose the right legal structure, in collaboration with our legal department and/or partner law firms. We also offer business domiciliation services.

Our dedicated team helps protect you against financial and employer risks. From employment contracts to the design of your monthly pay statements and the preparation of your periodic employer contribution returns, GVA can help you improve your payroll management, whatever your line of business, headcount or geographic location.

We manage payroll for your employees, including taxation on stock options, RSUs or ESPPs, while also taking into account the specific features of employment contracts and secondment/expat situations. We also handle payroll for employers with no physical presence in France (ESEF/RFE).

We can also assist your employees in preparing their tax returns, notably in case of change of tax residence.

Our employment law consultant is fluent in both English and German and can provide you with support for employment law matters: writing employment contracts and profit-sharing contracts, support for staff delegate elections, management of outgoing employees, etc.

We can take full charge of or supervise your accounting and preparation of your financial statements, and assist you when your accounting team is unavailable. We verify that your accounting complies with French standards.

Preparation of your tax returns, tax studies and representation with French tax authorities.

Preparation of statutory or consolidated financial reports in accordance with the accounting standards (IFRS, US GAAP) used in your group. Interface between French statutory financial statements and those of the parent company.

We can manage e-mail, prepare your invoices for payment, do payment follow-up, etc.

GVA has a multi-disciplinary team of legal experts and lawyers who perform legal and tax-related missions, support clients as their business evolves and handle both day-to-day and out-of-the-ordinary matters.

  • Company law, private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • French and international tax law
  • International mobility
  • Transfer prices
  • Contract law
  • Business disputes
  • Prevention and handling of difficult situations
  • Restructuring and legal management of transitions

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