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SH+C client seminars in Munich and Regensburg – strategies for managing directors and company succession

More than 100 participants, mostly owner or part of the management level, attended the annual SH+C client seminars in Munich and Regensburg in November 2012. Topics of the seminars were the current political discussions around the inheritance tax privileges for company successions and strategies to avoid liability risks for managing directors.

SH-C partner Richard Hempe

"The personal liability of managing directors was successively tightened by the civil courts and the lawmaker", SH+C partner Richard Hempe explained. This was the reason why strategies to optimize the liability risks for managing directors were one of the topics of the annual SH+C seminars. Richard Hempe explains strategies especially for medium-sized companies to avoid liability risks in crisis and regarding tax duties.

SH+C partner Matthias Winkler explained the current status of the political discussion around the inheritance tax privileges for company successions and referred also to a decision made by the German Bundesfinanzhof (Federal Fiscal Court). The Bundesfinanzhof has constitutionally doubts, if the privileges for company successions are - in comparison with other estate - compatible with the principle of equality. "After the next elections in September 2013 the Federal Government will have to create a new inheritance tax law", Matthias Winkler said. At the moment entrepreneurs can use the inheritance tax privileges for the succession planning. Winkler recommended to bring upcoming company successions forward.

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Article from: 27.11.2012