Dr Björn Enders


Dr Björn Enders focuses on domestic and international business tax matters along with tax compliance and litigation matters, as well as indirect taxes, excise duties and customs. He regularly advises on complex corporate transactions be it for M&A or reorganization purposes for private or public companies and investors.
In addition, Björn is a versed advisor in international corporate tax planning and for management incentive schemes. He regularly advises on tax controversies and represents clients in tax disputes both in court (German and EU courts) and out of court (tax audits and tax authority enquiries) whereby he draws from his valuable practical inside knowledge as a former tax officer with the German tax administration.
The Legal 500 Germany 2024 and Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024 recommends Björn for tax law in Germany as does JUVE Handbook Tax 2023/2024.

Björn Enders is a German-qualified lawyer and chartered specialist tax lawyer as well as a certified tax advisor. He regularly publishes expert views and participates in expert seminar panels.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am MainSteuerberater registered with Steuerberaterkammer Hessen



  • YouGov on the acquisition of the GfK consumer panel business for EUR315m.
  • Burford Capital | The Gold Standard In Legal Finance on the structuring and ongoing management of various investments in the EU.
  • Jungheinrich AG on the acquisition of arculus GmbH, a company active in the field of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR).
  • ALBA Group - The Recycling Company: transaction-related and in tax litigation/appeals before the Federal Fiscal Court.
  • Eurazeo private equity and investment group on transactions and restructurings of portfolio companies.
  • ADAC on business tax and compliance matters.
  • Unilever, one of the world's leading consumer goods manufacturers, on a strategic partnership with Aviko Rixona.
  • UniCredit on business tax compliance matters.
  • Sopra Banking on the acquisition of Fidor Solutions specializing in digital banking.
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE on business tax and compliance matters.
  • Sumitomo Group on various corporate restructurings and supply chain structuring.
  • Swiss Steel Group on various transactions and restructurings.
  • Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A., dba ITA Airways, on tax compliance.
  • Gothaer Versicherung on investment transactions.
  • Various insurers and managing general agents (MGA) in M&A transaction insurance and insurance for specific tax risks.
  • NIO in the structuring of the pan-European electric mobility supply chain.
  • team.blue on the acquisition of Webnode.
  • Stillfront Group AB, a leading company in the field of free-to-play gaming studios, on the acquisition of Sandbox Interactive GmbH, a gaming company.
  • team.blue on the acquisition of Enartia Group, a market leader in web hosting and domain registration.
  • Fyllo, a compliance-focused platform that provides data-driven marketing and regulatory solutions for high-growth industries, in the acquisition of Semasio, a pioneer in unified targeting for digital marketing.
  • team.blue in the acquisition of Dutch e-commerce hosting specialist Hipex.
  • Jump House in the acquisition of CTT Frankfurt GmbH.
  • team.blue in the acquisition of iubenda, one of Europe's leading data protection and compliance companies.
  • German joint venture mobility company in its planned restructuring.
  • Olympus – Medical technology, science and industry: advice on VAT and customs duties.
  • Eaton Corporation – Powering Business Worldwide: advice on VAT and customs duties.
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Humboldt University Berlin, J.D., First State Exam
  • Saarland University, Ph.D.
  • University of Paris II (Panthéon Assas), LL.B.
  • College of Finance North Rhine-Westphalia, Diploma in taxation


  • Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommended for tax law
  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2024/2025: Recommended for tax law
  • JUVE Handbook 2023/2024: Recommended for trade and customs law
  • JUVE Handbook Tax 2022: Recommended for customs and excise ("very pleasant cooperation", competitor)

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper in August 2013, Björn worked among others at the Frankfurt and New York offices of another international business law firm and worked as an officer with the German tax administration.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Association of Chartered Specialized Tax Lawyers
  • German Association for Tax Law