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Number of equity partners: 75
Number of associated partners: 81
Number of lawyers: about 200
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Firm Overview:
Flick Gocke Schaumburg is an independent interdisciplinary firm of lawyers, tax advisors and public auditors. Founded in 1972, the firm stands for highly qualified advice at the interface between tax law, business law and auditing/business valuation. Amongst the firm’s clients are stock-listed corporations, including the majority of the DAX companies, German and international groups, family-owned businesses and the Mittelstand, private clients, foundations and public-law entities.

Main Areas of Practice:
German Tax
International Tax/Transfer Pricing
Succession/Private Wealth/Foundations
Tax Criminal Law/White-Collar Crime
Tax Compliance
Tax Technology
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Real Estate
Energy Law/Public Commercial
Notary Services
Auditing/Business Valuation

High-net-worth individuals and family businesses have placed their trust in Flick Gocke Schaumburg’s private wealth and succession practice for many decades. The firm advises private clients as well as large family estates on all aspects of income tax and international tax, on the disposition of assets and succession planning. The services of Flick Gocke Schaumburg’s HNW practice include:

Gifts & Inheritance:
Flick Gocke Schaumburg advises private clients on optimising the transfer of their wealth during their lifetimes or on death and also their personal representatives for their estates. The firm’s tax and inheritance lawyers take over the role of estate administrator and represent high-net-worth individuals in inheritance disputes that reach the courts.

Family, Marriage & Divorce:
In addition to tax structurings through prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and divorce settlements, Flick Gocke Schaumburg assists clients with negotiations on marriage contracts, and in the case of disputes, typically relating to the divorce of an entrepreneur or high-net-worth individual.

International Private Wealth:
The firm’s advice to high-net-worth individuals covers cross-border estate planning and administration, the structuring of international income-tax and inheritance-tax affairs, as well as resettling abroad or in Germany. Clients regularly rely on the firm’s expertise when acquiring assets abroad, whether a commercial real-estate portfolio, shareholding, or an agricultural and forestry holding.

Family Foundations & Trusts:
The firm supports family foundations on substitute inheritance tax planning and ongoing income-tax planning for both the foundation and its beneficiaries. In addition, Flick Gocke Schaumburg offers expert assistance on all civil-law and tax-law matters related to trusts.

Family-Owned Businesses & Business Families:
Flick Gocke Schaumburg’s interdisciplinary approach is especially well received by family-owned businesses of every size and legal form. Apart from offering advice to family members on tax and wealth matters, the work Flick Gocke Schaumburg performs for business families often entails drafting family-governance rules. The firm’s specialists produce corporate constitutions, structured to avoid conflicts, as a constituent of active succession planning.

Family Offices:
Flick Gocke Schaumburg provides ongoing support in all legal and tax matters involved in administrating a family office and the assets it manages. The firm assist many single and multi-family offices with regulatory issues, and also responds to specific inquiries, typically on structuring investments in all categories — in particular the acquisition of domestic and foreign business interests or real estate, and the establishment and preservation of art collections.

Contact: Dr Christian von Oertzen
Tel: +49 69 717 03 0
Email: [email protected]