A cutting-edge expertise
As a trusted tax adviser to many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions, we are innovative, practical and commercially aware.
In the German tax practice our lawyers and tax advisers work closely to bring about successful domestic and cross-border transactions and reorganisations. They are frequently involved in novel and high profile transactions in the corporate and financial markets.
Whatever your requirements
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.
Partner Dr Gottfried E. Breuninger is commonly ranked as top tier lawyer in the German tax arena.
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.
We have indirect tax expertise, in particular value added taxes, across sectors – from the ever-changing financial sector, through asset finance and corporate, to not for profit and private client.
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.
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.
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.
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 investigations and disputes
News & insights
Publications: 16 MARCH 2020
In order to contain the Coronavirus the German federal states as well as the German government have put strict measures into place. Schools and kindergartens have been closed as well as borders to…Read more
Publications: 31 JANUARY 2020
In 2016 a narrow majority of the British people voted in a referendum for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). With effect from the end of today, this withdrawal…Read more
Publications: 31 OCTOBER 2019
Focus: "Berlin Rent Freeze" and Real Estate Transfer Tax ReformRead more
Publications: 25 OCTOBER 2019
Quite surprisingly, the members of the German government coalition (CDU/CSU and SPD) have agreed yesterday to not vote on the German real estate transfer tax (RETT) reform in the German Bundestag this…Read more
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