29 Mar 2016 4:53 PM

A shared expertise in the technology sector was what started a conversation between Alliotts and Alliott Group members TLC and which resulted in a very productive two day long visit to Berlin for me and Alliotts international corporate tax specialist David Gibbs.

As head of Alliotts Technology team I've been working with a number of inward investing German technology businesses and it was apparent that Berlin is one of the leading hubs for the sector in Europe.  TLC in Berlin were keen on the concept of a joint initiative, with our firms providing a bi-lingual, multi site service offering to businesses looking at expanding into either or both locations, and beyond with the support of our associates in Alliott Group.

During our visit David and I heard more from TLC’s partners Martin Novak, Sebastian Blandow and Tobias Wagner about the firm’s multi-disciplinary offering including tax, legal, management consultancy, audit and restructuring services. As well as being active in the technology sector, TLC act for a number of high and ultra high net worth individuals, providing them with additional support via their impressive bespoke investment platform.

We held detailed conversations with a number of Berlin based business owners looking for specialist advice on expanding into the UK. Our meetings with members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany and the UKTI gave us the opportunity to discuss the next step in helping German businesses set up in the UK and in strengthening the links between London and Berlin for the technology sector.

We are planning to return to Berlin later in the year to host an event for technology companies looking for information on expanding overseas. Meanwhile, we'll be welcoming TLC to London to return their hospitality and to work together on further developing our technology sector initiative.

As members of Alliott Group we are able to provide businesses with essential ‘on the ground’ professional advice and services they need when setting up overseas, delivered by people we know and trust. It is this depth of association which means that our clients enjoy a high level of reassurance and quality of care.