Today, Hotta Liesenberg Saito LLP, a leading international accounting, taxation, and business advisory firm, announced a new joint venture with HWS GmbH & Co. KG, a German full-service accounting, taxation, and business advisory firm with a rich history spanning nearly a century. This partnership will empower existing and new clients by creating new business opportunities for Japanese companies in Germany and for German companies globally.
“Our expertise is providing advisory services to Japanese companies operating around the globe. After starting in the U.S. 30 years ago and establishing offices in Japan, Mexico, and India, I’m excited to partner with HWS to extend our service line to Germany and to the EU,” says HLS Global Managing Partner Shunsuke Saito. “We always wanted to expand our presence in Europe, and recent developments, such as Brexit and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, make it the perfect time to forge a joint venture with HWS, a company that shares our core value of building trusted relationships with our clients.”
“By expanding the HLS Global and HWS networks in Europe through this partnership, we can better serve Japanese and international clients in Germany by applying our regional expertise to handle all of their financial matters,” says HWS Managing Partner Ingo Haug. “We’ve noticed increasing demand from international customers in the German market, and we’ve enjoyed an excellent working relationship with HLS Global. Both of our companies share a common mission of putting the happiness of our clients and employees first, and this joint venture is an opportunity to show that to the world.”
The HLS Global Group is an international accounting and business advisory firm that provides accounting, tax, audit, advisory, and consulting services. Founded in 1990, HLS Global has grown to more than 150 professionals serving clients in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, India, and now Germany. While catering to the business requirements of Japanese subsidiaries operating abroad, HLS Global also provides comprehensive solutions to non-Japanese multinational companies in Japan.
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The HWS Group provides tax consulting, audit, legal, and corporate consulting services for medium-sized enterprises and family-owned companies in Germany. With a rich nearly 100-year history, HWS has cultivated a company culture characterized by continuous personal and professional development as well as open communication and fun.
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