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About GERMELA

Germela is a full-range consulting company that specialized in market entry consulting, transaction advisory, financial consulting, operations support, as well as legal and tax services. Our experts come from various industries including healthcare, energy, real estate, start-ups, non-profits, and the banking sector. With main offices in Hamburg (Germany), Dubai (U.A.E), and Tehran (Iran), we provide you with the most professional and earnest:

Consulting.
Legal.
Tax.

Germela is represented by over 520 experts in Europe, the MENA region, and Asia. At Germela, we put a special emphasis on developing cross-cultural business strategies that enable companies coming from all industries to succeed in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. We are truly committed to serving as a bridge between different market environments and supporting our clients in understanding the respective business culture in Europe, the MENA-Region and Asia.

Our diverse team of business, legal, and tax professionals assists you in all stages of your business activities and investments – from market entry and corporate set up to closing and liquidations. We support industry leaders on national and international projects through our extensive experience in international business relations and transactions.

We provide you with access to our full network of industry experts, consultants, Lawyers, investors, sponsors, as well as distribution and business partners:

Distribution Investors Consultants Experts

What Sets Us Apart

We adhere to the highest standards and are true to our values and our philosophy . Our values are deeply rooted in our identity and in our brand, which is why they are the main anchor of support for the GERMELA brand. In order to represent GERMELA as well as possible, we have defined our core values in six terms:

All-Round Solutions
With us as your partner, you get business, legal, and tax advise all from one source.
Professional Excellence
We adhere to satisfy the highest global standards to improve your business in the long run.
Local Market Expertise
We provide you with strong local contacts, information sources, and our expertise.
Across Cultures and Languages
We speak the languages and know the markets so we can navigate you across the local cultures.
Long-Term Commitment
We are committed to be your strongest ally to help you succeed with your business endeavours.
Entrepreneurial Mindset
We know how to achieve your goals in the best way because we think like entrepreneurs.

Our Team

"A strong team makes all the difference" -Dr. Thomas Wülfing (Founder and CEO)


Our team blends international and professional backgrounds with the highest dedication to provide the best support for our partners and clients. We are constantly expanding our passionate team, if you are interested to join our team, check our current career openings or contact us at recruitment@germela.com.
Mr Afshin Ghassemi is Managing Partner of the GERMELA Group and specialized in corporate and trade law as well as in Investment law. Since 2015 Mr. Ghassemi has been managing the GERMELA office in Tehran, Iran.
Afshin Ghassemi
Managing Partner Iran
Dr. Thomas Wülfing is Senior Partner of the hamburg-based international law firm WZR and founder and President of the consultancy GERMELA. He is a certified lawyer in Germany and auditor, specialized in tax, business, and trade questions.
Dr. Thomas Wülfing
Founder and President
Mr. Marcel Trost, Group CEO and Co-Founder of the Germela Group, a spezialized lawyer in international corporate and commercial law, particularly in the field of M&A transactions and corporate structuring.
Marcel Trost
Group CEO

Strategic Partners

We surround ourselves with great people and organizations. We are proud of our mutually beneficial partnerships and are constantly expanding our network. If you are also interested to become our partner, do not hesitate to email us.

Corporate Responsibility

GERMELA is a global enterprise deeply rooted in its local communities - in Europe and in the MENA region. As a result, we take our entrepreneurial responsibility towards sustainable business and civic engagement very seriously. We adhere to our cause to create added value for clients, partners, our employees, and society as a whole. Together with the GERMELA Foundation, we make  lasting impacts in our three areas of focus:

Economic Development as Peace-building

We believe that increased global trade and sustainable economic growth have proven to be the most effective approaches for peacebuilding. Especially, in highly volatile regions as the Middle East. In order to create a peaceful future for the region today, it is of utmost importance to generate attractive job opportunities for young people in the region and to raise productivity.

Diversity and Equal Opportunities

We are strongly committed to the cause of increasing diversity and we support an equal opportunities policy. Equal opportunities mean equal access to jobs, education, free speech, and voting rights, regardless of age, gender, race, or religion - a level playing field for everyone. More than 50% of our employees come from a migrant background. In our thoroughly globalized world a sense of understanding for diversity and basic cross-cultural competence have become essential skills for professional success.

Promotion of Culture and Arts

Creative cities are successful cities. Due to the thorough transformation of labor and the decline of industrialized work, this is especially the case in the current age of digitalization. However, creativity needs an environment that allows space and gives leeway for the development of outstanding art. We are proud to support cultural institutions and artists from all over the world.