Tax Law

Regardless of whether you are a company, a group of companies, an entrepreneurial family or a private person – taxes are incurred and tax issues arise wherever business activities are carried out. From tax reform to tax reform, tax laws are becoming increasingly more complex and more difficult to understand. Our tax experts have a wealth of experience and excellent interdisciplinary knowledge in all areas of taxation and can help you to optimise your business processes from a tax perspective.

We combine a thorough analysis of existing structures with foresighted and prudent planning and can advise you comprehensively on all tax aspects. We ensure that you are advised by competent and experienced professionals who always find and implement the best economic solutions to your entrepreneurial questions within the multidisciplinary environment of our law firm.

Our experts have excellent knowledge in all matters pertaining to company taxation, tax structuring and advice on M&A transactions, inbound and outbound investments, and the elaboration and implementation of strategic tax structures. In Germany, Europe and Asia, our team works closely with colleagues from other areas of practice, such as corporate law, employment law, real estate law, white-collar crime and criminal tax law, litigation and dispute resolution, or business succession. If a matter requires tax know-how in third countries where we do not have an office of our own, we rely on our worldwide network of partner law firms.

 

Our range of advisory services

Corporate tax law and structuring advice
  • Devising tax structures for national and international groups of companies 
  • Relocation of business functions, transfer pricing
  • International tax law and conventions for the avoidance of double taxation
  • Advising on and implementing tax-optimised financing
  • Advising on tax audits
  • VAT compliance
  • Optimising supply and service relationships and group structures for VAT purposes
Transactional tax advice
  • Venture capital, private equity and real estate transactions
  • Tax due diligence
  • Structuring the acquisition and sale of companies
  • Acquisition financing and repatriation of earnings 
  • Devising post-acquisition structures for tax optimisation purposes
  • Investment structures, forms of cooperation and joint ventures
  • Management and staff remuneration and participation programmes
  • Restructuring near-insolvent companies 
Succession in family businesses, foundations and family offices
  • Optimising the tax situation of private clients
  • Planning private wealth and business successions in Germany and abroad
  • Structuring foundations and advising on how to qualify as a non-profit organisation 
  • Prenuptial agreements and divorce settlement agreements 
  • Inheritance contracts, contractual waivers of legal portions, distribution of estates, and execution of wills 
  • Inheritance disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals 
  • Tax advice when relocating
  • Preparing annual financial statements for partnerships, commercial partnerships and corporations
Energy tax law/Investment tax law
  • Investment tax law, including the use of financial products
  • Energy tax law
Tax declarations and proceedings
  • Preparing tax returns
  • Implementing internal monitoring systems
  • Representing clients in verbal communications with tax authorities
  • Representation in appeal proceedings and in proceedings before tax courts
  • Subsequent tax returns and voluntary disclosures
  • Defending clients in criminal tax investigations

News

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22.04.2024 Event
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19.01.2024
Acquisition of an international management consultancy: Luther advises Vocatus on the sale of all shares to Accenture
18.01.2024
Clinic group expands presence locally and nationally: Johanniter successful with Luther on clinic acquisition in Westphalia
21.12.2023 Press Release
Sustainability in the focus: LichtBlick acquires all shares in solargrün with Luther
21.12.2023 Press Release
Critical IT infrastructure: Luther supports the US group Vertiv in the divestiture of the 'Control Room Infrastructure' business from its Bavarian subsidiary
19.12.2023
District heating in Berlin: Luther successfully advises the State of Berlin in the bidding process for the acquisition of Vattenfall Wärme Berlin
14.12.2023
Luther advises on merger of IT system houses: think about IT acquires INCAS
04.12.2023 Press Release
Distressed M&A in the financial sector: Luther advises Dorotheum from Austria on company acquisition out of insolvency
04.10.2023 Press Release
Green Deal: Luther advises family business Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen on partnership with Beyond Capital Partners

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Key Contact

Dr Bela Jansen

Partner

T +49 69 27229 24790