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Dr Magnus Müller



Magnus, a German Rechtsanwalt, tax advisor and certified tax lawyer (Steuerberater, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht), has broad experience in national and international tax matters.

Magnus’s key practice area is Tax Dispute Resolution. He represents clients across business sectors, predominantly financial institutions, with regard to disputed tax positions, both vis-à-vis tax authorities and criminal prosecution authorities in case of criminal law implications. Magnus acts for clients at all stages of procedures, ranging from tax filing and assessment procedures to tax audits and contentious administrative appeal and court procedures. He specifically focuses on negotiating consensual settlements with the competent authorities in order to avoid lengthy procedures (Alternative Tax Dispute Resolution). 

He also focuses on Tax Compliance matters, typically involving multi-jurisdictional teams from several practice groups (including Corporate, Regulatory and Litigation). His expertise comprises advice on complex internal investigations and guidance on external investigations conducted by tax and tax investigation authorities as well as the development, implementation and monitoring of appropriate measures of Tax Compliance in order to minimize tax risks (Tax Risk Management). 

In addition, Magnus advises clients on tax-related issues arising in the context of M&A transactions, pre- and post-M&A reorganisations and financing transactions on a regular basis.

Magnus is a lecturer at both the University of Passau and the University of Cologne (LL.M. Business Taxation programme).

Professional qualifications

Tax Adviser, Germany, Germany, 2013

Certified tax lawyer, Germany 2012

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2009

Academic qualifications

Second German Law Degree, Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf, Germany, 2008

Dr iur, University of Passau, Germany, 2006

First German Law Degree, University of Passau, Germany, 2005

Published work

Müller M. (2015) „Grenzüberschreitende Verlustabzugssperre des § 14 Abs. 1 S. 1 Nr. 5 KStG“, Kapitel 27, in: Prinz/Witt, Steuerliche Organschaft, 1. Auflage 2015, Seite 1011-1054

Müller M., van der Laage G. (2013) "Kölner Tage Organschaft 2013: 'Kleine Organschaftsreform' - praktische Umsetzung und Auswirkung", FR 15/2013

Breuninger G., Müller M. (2011) "Erwerb und Veräußerung eigener Anteile nach BilMoG. Steuerrechtliche Behandlung - Chaos perfekt?", GmbHR 1/2011, Seite 10 ff

Müller M. (2006) "Das interpersonale Korrespondenzprinzip im Einkommensteuerrecht - Eine steuersystematische Betrachtung", Dissertation, Passau

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