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International business desks

Our London based international business desks are headed by partners who are from, or have worked in, the region have specialist country knowledge, understand the cultural differences and speak the language.

Our teams have particular experience supporting both large and small international companies to establish their business in the UK.  Our services to companies setting up business in the UK include:

  • audit and assurance;
  • capital markets and corporate finance;
  • business advisory, including management accounts and payroll;
  • budgeting and forecasting;
  • implementing a tax effective structure;
  • corporate and personal tax; and
  • other specialist services such as VAT, financial reporting and turnaround & recovery.

With offices throughout the UK, you can be assured that wherever you want to make your move to we will have a local office that can support you and provide access to strong links with local banks, investors and other advisers.

We have also supported many UK companies to set up operations in overseas locations.  Support and advice from a company with in-country connections will undoubtedly make the process of cross-border expansion or investment smoother and less stressful.  As a founding member of UHY International, we have offices in 270 business centres in over 100 countries across all continents and we can work alongside our UHY member firms in the relevant jurisdictions to support you during your expansion and walk you through the different steps involved in the process.

We have specialist business desks for the following regions, expand the links to read more on each:

China business desk

Our China business desk is focused on providing a full range of professional services to Chinese companies, assisting with the set up of UK business operations and raising finance in the UK. Our China desk team are well versed in the economic and cultural differences of China and the UK and will ensure you receive high quality advice.

Chinese companies setting up business in the UK

We have particular experience supporting both large and small international companies to establish their business in the UK.  We have worked cohesively with our colleagues from our offices in China on numerous international assignments such as dual listings and large group audits and can therefore provide multinational services should you require.

Raising capital on the UK stock markets

We can help you in raising capital on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) or NEX Exchange to facilitate your expansion and raise your global profile.  London is the third largest equities market in the world by value of trading, and its junior markets provide young and growing companies with an ideal environment to access the capital and liquidity of the London Stock Exchange.  Our significant experience includes supporting dynamic growth companies across China and the Far East looking to list on the London stock exchanges.

German business desk

Our German desk team include native speakers who are well versed in the cultural, economic and regulatory environments in both the UK and Germany and understand both the similarities and the differences between operating in the two countries.

German companies doing business in the UK

Whether you are moving operations to the UK or are looking to continue doing business post-Brexit, we can support you to achieve your aims. In addition to providing outsourcing services to German companies, our specialists are able to advise on a range of tax issues such as VAT and choosing the most tax efficient corporate structures.

Audit and assurance for German companies

We can carry out audits of UK subsidiaries of German companies, and advise on the compliance requirements when doing business in the UK. Our team have knowledge of SAP systems and regularly work with this accountancy software. The team also have knowledge of Datev, an accountancy system frequently used by German firms.

The next step

For further information about our German business desk and how we can help you, please contact Gabriela Rohde either by phone on 020 7216 4600 or email her at g.rohde@uhy-uk.com. Alternatively, complete our contact form and Gabriela will be in touch regarding your individual query.

Gulf business desk

Our Gulf business desk works closely with the UHY offices in the region and also services clients from areas including  Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the U.A.E..

Moving to or investing in the UK

We are able to act as your first point of contact to provide professional assistance and support to help you make the most of the many opportunities available in the UK.  If you are considering the UK as a possible location, we can act as a one-stop shop and provide the full range of UK professional services, including tax, audit and advisory services.

Investing in the Gulf

There are many attractive destinations for investment in the Middle East, with a positive attitude prevailing towards foreign investment. The business market in many Gulf states are diverse and flexible with a variety of business opportunities, but you must also consider the significant legal and cultural differences to running a business in the UK that accompany a move to the Arabian Peninsula.

We can work alongside our UHY member firms in the various jurisdictions to support you during your expansion into the Gulf and give you advice to help you understand the business opportunities the Gulf market presents.

Investing in UK property

We have extensive experience in advising and assisting overseas investors in UK property, from direct investment in ‘buy to let’ investment property, to complex commercial and trading structures.

Our specialist teams have assisted property investor clients in the following areas, adding value through our advisory services, including:

  • ‘Non-Resident Landlord’ (NRL) registration with HM Revenue & Customs
  • Preparation of UK tax returns
  • Completion of the annual ATED Returns
  • Establishing an offshore holding structure
  • Advising on avoiding UK inheritance tax
  • Advising on tax on disposal

Read more about the tax issues for those investing in UK residential property and the ways in which we can help.

India business desk

Moving to the UK

Whether you are looking for advice on your personal finances, looking to start a new business or expand your current business interests, we can offer professional expert advice to help minimise your UK tax liabilities and ensure you are compliant with UK rules and regulations.

Investing in India

If you are a UK company looking to set up operations in India, we can support you during your expansion and walk you through the different steps involved in the process. We regularly work alongside our UHY colleagues to provide cross-border support and create value by acting as a one-stop-shop for UK owned businesses planning investments in India.

Specialist country knowledge

Head of our India desk, Vinod Vadgama, acts for a large number of Indian corporations in connection with their compliance requirements in their UK operations. Vinod and his specialist team are based in our London office but are from, or have worked in, India and have specialist country knowledge, understand the cultural differences and speak the language. The team can offer professional expert advice on the running of your business as well as helping you to become familiar with the cultural changes you will face when conducting your business overseas.

Israel business desk

Moving to the UK

Israeli businesses and individuals play a prominent role as foreign investors into the UK, the number one gateway to Europe. If you are an Israeli-based company or individual considering UK expansion or investment, we can support you through the process and provide you access to strong links with local banks and investors that can deliver the investment opportunities you require.

Investing in Israel

If you are a UK company looking to set up operations in Israel, we can work alongside our UHY Israeli member firm, UHY Shtainmetz-Aminoach & Co CPAs, to support you during your expansion and will walk you through the different steps involved in the process.

Specialist country knowledge

Derek Levy, Head of our Israel business desk, has specialist country knowledge and understand the cultural differences, having spent much time in Israel on business. Contact us to arrange an initial meeting – free of charge – to discuss your circumstances and requirements. We can then suggest the best way forward, and provide you with a quote in advance for any agreed work.

US business desk

Transatlantic operations play an important and prominent role for investors.  It may be that you are looking to take advantage of the largest consumer market in the world by entering the US, or perhaps you want to enter the UK for its diverse business environment.

US businesses/individuals moving to the UK

Our specialist partners have successfully helped many US companies take advantage of the opportunities available within the UK from implementing a tax efficient structure and assisting with all registration formalities, to VAT and duty services.  We provide a range of services dedicated to making the transition as smooth and efficient as possible.

Our international tax experts have extensive experience of advising on both the legal and financial aspects of overseas groups seeking to expand into the UK and Europe, whether you are involved in large scale expansion or an early stage entity formation.

Investing in the US

We have a close working relationship with our US member firms, UHY Advisors. Our partners regularly work together from both sides of the Atlantic to ensure we are introducing you to like-minded in-country advisers who can provide ongoing advisory services to your new overseas operation.

If you are a UK company looking to grow your business in one of these markets, our specialist partners can ‘hold your hand’ and support you at each stage of the process.