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Flick Gocke Schaumburg


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What the team is known for

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has a standout tax team offering strength across many specialisms within the field. The team is 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 handles a broad range of contentious issues both at fiscal court and before the ECJ and also provides regulatory advice, including on transfer pricing and international tax law as well as tax audits. The team includes both tax consultants and attorneys at law.


A client highlights the high level of service provided by the team, commenting: "I found them among the easiest firms to deal with. They brought in subject matter expertise where appropriate and had really good communication."

Work highlights

Flick Gocke Schaumburg acted for Schneider Electric with regard to tax advice in connection with the EUR1.4 billion acquisition of DAX-listed German construction software manufacturer RIB Software.

Notable practitioners

Andreas Schumacher is noted for his extensive knowledge of corporate tax, frequently handling complex structure developments in regards to joint ventures. A market source praises his ability to handle complex matters, stating: "He knows what he's doing and gets his arms around difficult technical things."

Jens Schoenfeld is well regarded in the market for his expertise in international and corporate tax as well as CFC rules.

Thomas Rödder is highly regarded for his impressive track record of advising on complex reorganisations, transactions and corporate tax matters. Sources recognise him as "one of the most prominent tax advisers in the country" and someone who is "very smart."

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Flick Gocke Schaumburg stands for tax-focused legal advice. We combine outstanding expertise in German and international tax law with specialist know-how in other areas of business law particularly relevant to our clients. By concentrating on tax and tax-related fields and thus working in a selection of specialist areas of business law for over 40 years, we have gained a degree of expertise which enables us to provide our clients with expert and comprehensive advice.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Corporate Tax
■ Taxation of Individuals, Inheritance and Gift Tax
■ Taxation of Public-Law Entities, Foundations and Non-Profit Organizations
■ Indirect Tax
■ International Tax
■ Transfer Pricing
■ Tax Criminal Law and White-Collar Crime
■ Tax Compliance
■ Tax Technology

Clients are domestic and foreign corporate groups, family-owned businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises with national and international operations, high-net-worth individuals, not-for-profit organisations and public institutions. The firm regularly acts for corporations in various industry sectors such as telecommunications, automotive, energy, mechanical engineering, chemistry, biotech and pharma, food, real estate and construction, trade and commerce, transport, media and IT, as well as financial services.

The firm is the exclusive German member of Taxand, a leading international organisation of tax law and advisory firms in 50 countries.


Rödder, Thomas (Head of Department)

Bahns, Jochen

Bärsch, Sven-Eric

Baßler, Johannes

Bron, Jan

Cordes, Martin

Dietrich, Holger

Ditz, Xaver

Dreßler, Daniel

Engers, Torsten

Erdbrügger, Andreas

Erkens, Michael

Fleckenstein-Weiland, Barbara

Fuhrmann, Lambertus

Full, Matthias

Gotthardt, Jens Eric

Greinert, Markus

Häck, Nils

Hageböke, Jens

Hannes, Frank

Helke, Matthias

Hendricks, Michael

Holtz, Michael

Holzner, Florian

Hötzel, Oliver

Idler, Jesco

Jakobi, Michael

Jehke, Christian

Keuthen, Markus

Kirchhain, Christian

Kluge, Sven

Kohl, Torsten

König, Jan

Kotzenberg, Jochen

Kurzenberger, Jörg F.

Kutt, Florian

Leuering, Dieter

Liebchen, Daniel

Liekenbrock, Bernhard

Mick, Marcus Oliver

Oenings, Christoph

Oltmanns, Martin

Pitzal, Christian

Puls, Michael

Randt, Karsten

Reich, Manfred

Rogall, Matthias

Schatz, Christian

Schauf, Jörg

Schauhoff, Stephan

Schienke-Ohletz, Tanja

Schloßmacher, Stefan

Schlotter, Carsten

Schmidt, Marc

Schmitt, Joachim

Schoenfeld, Jens

Schumacher, Andreas

Schwartz, Tobias

Söffing, Andreas

Stalleiken, Jörg

Stangl, Ingo

Tcherveniachki, Vassil

Ternes, Daniel

Vobbe, Rainald

von Freeden, Arne

von Oertzen, Christian

Wassermeyer, Wolf

Winter, Michael

Zinowsky, Tim


Flick Gocke Schaumburg


Fritz-Schäffer-Straße 1


North Rhine-Westphalia



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Jens Schoenfeld
Band 4

Tax: Consultants

Andreas Schumacher
Band 2
Thomas Rödder
Band 1