Flick Gocke Schaumburg

Tax Department

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What the team is known for Standout tax team offering strength across many specialisms within the field. Highly sought after by domestic blue-chip corporates as well as international clients for advice on transactional matters and company reorganisations, with further tax capabilities in capital markets-related mandates. Alongside its leading corporate tax practice, the firm represents parties in tax audits and contentious cases. Also provides regulatory advice, including on transfer pricing and international tax law. Team includes both tax consultants and attorneys at law.

Strengths Sources acknowledge the firm's comprehensiveness, asserting that "Flick Gocke Schaumburg is a fully-fledged tax boutique that has business in every subdivision of tax."

Clients are impressed with the team's "superior quality," dubbing them a "great tax service provider."

Work highlights Acted as lead tax adviser to Axel Springer in relation to the EUR6.8 billion takeover bid by KKR.

Notable practitioners

Andreas Schumacher
enjoys a strong reputation for his expertise as a consultant in corporate reorganisations, M&A transactions and the structuring of cross-border investments. He is a go-to person for complex mandates and regularly publishes on topics including German reorganisation tax and international taxation of corporations.

Jens Schoenfeld
advises well-known German and international companies on corporate tax matters, the structuring of inbound and outbound investments as well as transfer pricing and CFC rules. He is furthermore experienced in tax litigation and arbitration.

Thomas Rödder
is one of the leading tax advisers in the German market, highly reputed for his extensive experience. He stands out for his advice to domestic and international companies on complex corporate reorganisations and share transactions.