Flick Gocke Schaumburg

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Managing Partner: Prof Dr Thomas Rödder
Number of partners: 162 (thereof 81 equity partners)
Number of lawyers: 220
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Flick Gocke Schaumburg is an independent law firm with a particular focus on national and international tax and corporate/M&A work. Founded in 1972, the firm has established itself as Germany’s leading practice for tax-focused legal advice, combining the experience of lawyers, tax advisors and public auditors. In addition to its own capacities the firm maintains close relations with many highly recognised consulting firms worldwide. The firm is the exclusive German member of Taxand, a leading international organisation of tax law and advisory firms in 50 countries. Flick Gocke Schaumburg is ranked among the leading firms in its key practice areas in the international legal directories and has won numerous awards.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ German Tax
■ International Tax
■ Corporate/M&A
■ Private Equity/Venture Capital
■ Employment
■ Competition & Antitrust
■ Real Estate
■ Energy Law/Public Commercial
■ Succession/Private Wealth/Foundations 
■ NPO
■ Tax Criminal Law & White-Collar Crime
■ Tax Compliance
■ Tax Technology
■ Notary Services
■ Auditing/Business Valuation

National Taxation:
Taxation of corporate groups and family-owned businesses; transaction related tax law (inc. M&A and reorganisations); inheritance and gift tax; taxation of high-net-worth individuals and foundations; taxation of artists and athletes; taxation of not-for-profit organisations; indirect tax; tax compliance (inc. tax risk management and cross-border tax cases); tax technology: tax-focused digitisation, IT-supported solutions for tax departments.

International Taxation:
Structuring of inbound and outbound investments in Germany; reorganisation of international corporate groups; tax advice on international M&A; application and interpretation of double taxation treaties; European tax matters; transfer pricing, licences, cost allocation agreements etc. among affiliated companies; international comparison of tax burdens; issues relating to customs as well as foreign trade and payment.

Corporate & Commercial:
Corporate law; M&A; venture capital and private equity transactions; real estate transactions, advice to real estate funds, special funds and REITs; advice on competition and antitrust law, state aid and public procurement; corporate reorganisations and restructurings; refinancing and insolvency-related advice; capital markets, IPOs and public takeovers; corporate governance and corporate compliance; corporate litigation and arbitration; labour and employment law; energy and public law; notary services.

Succession, Private Wealth & Foundations:
National and international business succession; legal and tax aspects of estate and private wealth planning; international expatriation and immigration planning for individuals and companies; legal and tax advice for family offices; structuring of foundations; asset protection planning; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; divorce agreements; contracts of inheritance, contracts waiving forced heirship rights, agreements on the settlement of inheritance disputes; estate administration; assertion of inheritance claims before the courts.

Non-Profit Organisations:
Charity law as well as the law of associations and foundations; structuring of CSR projects; reorganisation of non-profit organisations; financial reporting, auditing and compliance management of non-profit organisations; taxation of public-law entities and churches.

Tax Crime, White-Collar Crime & Regulatory:
Individual and corporate defence at all stages of criminal and regulatory proceedings; advice in tax audits and tax investigations; compliance advice; internal investigations regarding compliance matters (tax evasion, embezzlement and abuse of trust, corruption, fraud, accounting offences etc.); advice on voluntary disclosure of tax evasion and disclosure submissions.

Accounting:
Commercial and tax accounting; national and international financial reporting; advice on accounting enforcement; corporate law issues in accounting; liability issues in the case of improper reporting as well as capital markets law and criminal law issues in accounting; deferred taxes.

Key Clients:
The firm’s client base includes multinational enterprises and affiliated corporations, family-owned businesses and high-net-worth individuals. 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 and media and IT, as well as banks, investment funds and insurance companies.

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Contributions

Total 2 contributions

Trends and Developments

Private Wealth 2020 in Germany

Authors: Christian von Oertzen, Philipp Windeknecht

Law and Practice

Private Wealth 2020 in Germany

Authors: Christian von Oertzen, Philipp Windeknecht

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Germany

Tax
Band 1

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Germany

Investment Funds


Christian Schatz
Band 5

Tax


Jens Schoenfeld
Band 4

Tax: Consultants


Andreas Schumacher
Band 2
Thomas Rödder
Band 1

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Germany

Munich

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Fritz-Schäffer-Straße 1

Bonn

North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany

53113

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