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 Tax offering
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
Publications: 09 December 2022
On 2 December 2022, the German Parliament (Bundestag) passed the Annual Tax Act 2022 Bill (Jahressteuergesetz 2022; ATA 2022). Contrary to expectations of the practice and to the provisions still…
Blog Post: 08 December 2022
Christmas is just around the corner again. It is not only within the family that presents are handed over at Christmas. In the business world, too, it is common for employees to be given gifts in view…
News: 07 December 2022
Allen & Overy boosts its tax practice and welcomes reputable tax lawyer Florian Lechner as partner with effect from 1 February 2023. Florian Lechner will advise domestic and international clients from…
Allen & Overy LLP's tax practice is 'professionally excellent'.
Legal 500 Germany, 2019