As a trusted tax adviser to many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions, we are innovative, practical and commercially aware.
In our German tax practice, our lawyers and tax advisers cover the entire spectrum of the needs of multinationals, as well as German-based mid-sized companies or family-owned businesses. They are not only frequently involved in novel and high-profile transactions in the corporate and financial markets, but also advise in establishing tax control frameworks or in enhancing the tax processes, e.g. by implementing tax tech solutions. Moreover, our lawyers and tax advisers assist our clients in coping with the fiscal obligations in their day-to-day business.
Whatever your requirements are…
…we provide our clients with an integrated range of global tax advisory services, whether on a stand-alone basis or as part of the full legal services offered by Allen & Overy.
Our offering in Germany
We have experience in all areas of tax based asset finance, including aviation, shipping, rail and commercial property.
We advise many of the world’s leading financial institutions and corporations on domestic and crossborder transactions.
Banking & Finance
Many of the world’s leading banks and financial institutions turn to Allen & Overy for help with their most important and innovative deals. Our international Tax group has a great deal of expertise and advises on a rage of products from bilateral and syndicated loans, to leveraged acquisition and project finance
We advise on corporate reorganisations and restructurings as well as commercial transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, demergers, capital raising, joint ventures, tax efficient holding company and financing structures and permanent establishment issues. Our client base includes corporations involved in banking and finance, energy, insurance, manufacturing, retail, technology, media, public utility, construction, shipping, aircraft, transport, property and engineering.
Tax considerations are important in real estate transactions, particularly those that are complex and innovative. We work with our real estate colleagues, providing expert tax advice on every type of real estate transaction.
International Capital Markets
Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading International Capital Markets practices and tax plays a key role in this work. Our international Tax team is involved in the full range of transactions including debt capital markets, derivatives, equity capital markets, Islamic finance, securitisations, structured finance and structured retail products.
We offer cross-border expertise on regulated funds, hedge funds, infrastructure funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and structured funds. Our work covers the structuring of new funds and reviewing fund structures for prospective investors. We also advise managers about ongoing tax issues.
Restructurings and insolvencies
Our restructuring practice operates at the forefront of a changing market. We provide tax advice to distressed companies, insolvency practitioners, banks and funds.
Tax organisation and processes
Tax investigations and disputes
Frequent changes of law make this a very innovative and challenging area and we are one of the few tax departments that are trusted by clients to advise on and implement their ideas.
Tax Compliance Management Systems
From conception to implementation
News and insights
News: 20 February 2024
Allen & Overy is advising the international energy company Uniper SE, Düsseldorf ("Uniper") on its sale of 100% of shares in its subsidiary Uniper Hungary Energetikai Kft. ("Uniper Hungary").
News: 06 February 2024
Allen & Overy has advised the Werte-Stiftung on the sale of Futury GmbH to the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
News: 01 February 2024
Allen & Overy has advised J.P. Morgan SE as sole physical bookrunner on the initial placement of a Term Loan B with a volume of EUR 350 million for Schön Klinik SE.
Blog Post: 23 January 2024
The year-end 2023 was marked by significant activity in German tax legislation. The following summary provides an overview of selected changes relevant in particular for inbound investments into…
With a "clear strategy, Allen & Overy is at the forefront of the market" (Financial Taxes)
JUVE Steuerhandbuch 2023
Perfect cooperation at the highest technical and IT level; Adherence to deadlines, great cooperation and communication in the team, great work results
Legal 500 EMEA 2023, Germany