Dr Zacharias-Alexis Schneider, LL.B., LL.M.

Dr Zacharias-Alexis Schneider, LL.B., LL.M.

Dr Zacharias-Alexis Schneider, LL.B., LL.M.


T +49 511 5458 16484

Tax Advisor
Certified Specialist in Tax Law
Certified Specialist in Commercial and Corporate Law
Certified Specialist for Business Succession (DStV e.V.)
Industries Real Estate & Infrastructure

Areas of practice

Dr Zacharias-Alexis Schneider advises private clients and family offices on business succession with a special emphasis on tax aspects, as well as providing transaction advice, assisting with tax structuring issues and advising on not-for-profit structures. In addition, he is a regular author and lecturer on topics at the interface between tax and corporate law.

Since 2015, he has been a permanent contributor to Schwarz/Pahlke/Keß, “AO/FGO-Kommentar”, a legal commentary on the German Tax Code and Tax Court Code published by Haufe, and, since 2017, a permanent contributor to the tax law magazine “Umsatzsteuer- und Verkehrsteuer-Recht” (UVR), published by Stollfuß Medien GmbH & Co. KG, in the field of inheritance and gift tax law.


Dr Zacharias-Alexis Schneider studied law and business law (LL.B.) at the Universities of Osnabrück (Germany) and Budapest (Hungary). He then successfully completed a master’s programme, earning an LL.M. Taxation degree, and did his doctorate with a thesis on a corporate/tax law topic. In 2016, he was admitted to practise as a tax advisor and was appointed a certified specialist in tax law. Since then, he has additionally been appointed a certified specialist in commercial and corporate law and a specialist advisor for business succession.

Zacharias-Alexis Schneider joined Luther’s Hanover office as a partner in 2021. Before moving to Luther, he headed for several years the private client practice of an international “Big Four” firm, providing comprehensive tax law and civil law structuring advice as a lawyer and tax advisor.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommendation in the category "Private Clients & Non-Profits" and mention in the category "Tax Law"

  • Transactional tax advice to ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
  • Advice on the merger of the system development companies think about IT GmbH and INCAS GmbH
  • Advice to the family-owned company Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen on its partnership with Beyond Capital Partners
  • Advice to the shareholders of bookhit GmbH on the sale of the company to the GRÜN Software Group
  • Advice to the forwarding company ERKA on its takeover by the Noerpel Group
  • Advice to Swissport on the acquisition of a stake in Flughafen Düsseldorf Cargo
  • Advice to Lomar Shipping Limited on the acquisition of the Bremen-based Carl Büttner shipping company
  • Advice to QSIL, an internationally operating materials specialist, on the acquisition of H.C. Starck sites in Germany, England, China and India
  • Advice to I.G. Bauerhin on the sale of the company to the US automotive supplier Lear
  • Advice to the LACROIX Group on the acquisition of interests in SAE IT-systems
  • Advice to the shareholders of SRG | SERVE Schaltanlagensysteme on the sale of the company to EOS Partners, a German investment company
  • Advice to the District of Diepholz on re-municipalisation
  • Advice to the Lower Saxony Physicians’ Pension Fund
  • Advice to the Lower Saxony Veterinary Surgeons’ Pension Fund
  • Advice to LipoClinic Dr. Heck GmbH on its joint growth strategy with Invision, a Swiss investment company
  • Advice to Mehiläinen Oy, a Finnish health care provider, on its market entry in Germany



  • Member of the executive committee of VFS Hannover, an association advancing the science of tax law at the Hanover Leibniz University
  • Counsellor for tax law in the Hanover Lawyers and Notaries’ Association
  • Member of the representatives’ meeting of the Lower Saxony Lawyers’ Pension Fund
  • Member of the executive committee of the Celle Bar Association
  • Member of the tax committee of the German Federal Bar Association
  • Potsdamer Steuerforum e.V.
  • DStJG e.V.
  • VGR e.V.
  • Institut für Erbrecht e.V.