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Dr Raimund Behnes


Dr Raimund Behnes advises on national and international tax matters in particular in the context of transactions and restructurings. He also has extensive experience in conducting tax due diligence reviews.

Raimund is qualified as attorney-at-law (Germany) and certified tax advisor (Germany).

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main


  • Tax advice on the acquisition as well as on the post-closing restructuring of the German sub-group after completion of the acquisition of the Dept Agency Group.
  • Advising the A3 Nordbayern consortium with the shareholders Eiffage S.A. and JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG on the financing of the largest PPP project in the motorway sector in Germany to date.
  • German
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Peking University
  • Law School of Humboldt University, Berlin, First State Exam
  • Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf, Second State Exam

    Georg-August University of Göttingen, Ph.D.


  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023: Recommended for tax law


  • User Guide “Chinese Civil and Commercial law”, vol. 2, 2016, Chapter Tax Law, publisher: Binding, Joerg/Pißler, Knut
  • "More complex than a floppy disk”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 25.05.2016, no. 120, p. 18 (German)
  • "Using data base applications via the internet – liability of the licensee for withholding taxes of the foreign licensor. What needs to be considered when transferring software rights and tax implications of accessing cloud software", publishing house Dr. Otto Schmidt, Cologne, citation: CR 2016, 281-285
  • "Indirect transfers of taxable assets in China: Implications for foreign acquisitions and restructurings", Journal for International Taxation (IStR) 2015, p. 503 (German)

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Raimund worked with an international accounting firm in Berlin and Beijing.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • German-Chinese Lawyers Association