Tax Law

Our experienced tax law team advises business owners and companies, private clients, and foundations on issues relating to national tax law and cross-border taxation. The advice focuses on tax-optimized structuring of M&A transactions, changes of legal forms, and succession planning.

Our clients benefit from our long-standing expertise and close collaboration with our firm’s other specialist departments. Based on comprehensive legal and tax assessments of even highly complex matters, we offer solutions that stand the test of time.

Our range of advisory services concentrates in particular on the following areas:

Tax planning / Tax structuring / Tax design

  • Transaction tax law
    • M&A transactions
    • Venture capital, private equity
    • Holding structures, forms of cooperation and joint ventures
  • Tax law relating to the change of legal form
  • Management and employee compensation plans
  • Insolvency tax law and insolvency-related reorganization
  • Real estate tax law
    • Real estate transactions
    • Closed-end real estate funds
  • Media tax law
    • E-commerce, Digital Business
    • National and international film productions and co-productions
  • Cryptocurrencies

International tax law

  • Cross-border tax planning, structuring and design

Assets & Succession

  • Planning, structuring, and design for family-owned businesses, private clients, and family offices
  • Estate planning, including in cases of relocation to or from Germany
  • Asset protection planning
  • Wills, inheritance contracts, powers of attorney (general power of attorney, durable power of attorney for health care)
  • Gifts, anticipated succession
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • National and international inheritance
    • Structuring of inheritance disputes
    • Executions of wills
  • Foundations
    • Family foundations
    • Charitable foundations
    • Dual foundations

Tax proceedings

We successfully represent our clients in complex cases before tax courts, the Federal Fiscal Court, the CJEU, and tax authorities.

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