Our German tax team offers tax and legal advice from a single source. Interdisciplinary work is an integral part of our service. We advise across practice groups and on tax matters both in a national and cross-border context. In our multinational tax structuring, transaction and compliance advice, we work closely with our colleagues in our Global Tax practice group, which comprises around 250 lawyers and advisors.

Our clients are national and multinational companies, corporate groups as well as medium-sized and family-owned businesses and high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions and investment funds, institutional and private investors, insurance companies and brokers, private equity and venture capital funds, public sector companies as well as foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Our key areas of advice:

  • Tax structuring of company acquisitions and sales
  • Tax advice after acquisitions and restructuring during the integration of business units as well as the separation of business units
  • Tax aspects of corporate financing
  • Establishment of multinational corporate restructuring and financing structures including cash pooling
  • Tax advice on reorganization and restructuring measures to avoid insolvency proceedings or in the context of insolvency proceedings
  • Development of tax-efficient national and cross-border investment and financing structures for German and foreign funds
  • Drafting of intra-group transfer pricing agreements for goods and services and the preparation of transfer pricing documentation and Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) in the field of transfer pricing
  • Support on tax audits and conducting appeal proceedings and fiscal court proceedings up to the Federal Fiscal Court
  • Tax and legal advice with regard to private equity and venture capital, in particular in the structuring and establishment of venture capital and private equity funds
  • VAT advice, for example, with regard to the optimization of the flow of goods, service, licensing and distribution structures
  • Taxation of employee assignments and on the establishment of employee participation programs
  • Tax structuring with regard to the commercial and tax balance sheet
  • Advice to software and technology companies as well as other companies regarding the tax structuring of their license relationships and intellectual property rights (e.g. patents, know-how)
  • Advice on income tax, inheritance tax and criminal tax law for entrepreneurs, wealthy individuals and shareholders