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: 23 DECEMBER 2020
After the German Bundestag (lower house of German legislature) has passed the 2020 Annual Tax Act (JStG 2020, in the version of the resolution recommendation of the Finance Committee of the German…Read more
Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020
Draft bill published on 19 November 2020 offers hope that an unnecessary tax discussion may be brought to an endRead more
News: 18 NOVEMBER 2020
Allen & Overy has advised Banco Santander, one of the largest banks in the world, on the acquisition of highly specialised technological assets of the European merchant payment services and processing…Read more
News: 13 NOVEMBER 2020
A team comprising lawyers from the UK and Germany have advised SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company on its acquisition of SYNLAB’s Analytics and…Read more
Allen & Overy LLP's tax practice is 'professionally excellent'.
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