Tax - Germany

Unravelling the complexities of tax law

We make complex tax systems clear for you, enabling you to successfully close your deal, manage your commercial risk and save money.

Excellence and commitment

Our German tax lawyers combine technical excellence with an extraordinary commitment to work closely with you, understand your needs, and develop and implement robust and highly practical tax solutions.

With our help you can overcome any tax challenges – thanks to our unique combination of high-quality advisory skills and exemplary service.

Due to our integrated approach and our seamless collaboration with our German and foreign colleagues within the tax practice as well as in all other practice groups we are able to offer you solutions which are not only tax-optimized but also consider your legal, accounting and financial needs.

Our German tax practice advises on all aspects of tax law. We have a particular focus on:

  • Private Equity (incl. management participation programs)
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Restructurings,
  • Financings and capital markets transactions
  • Real estate investments
  • National and international business taxation (incl. tax audits, binding rulings)

Experience across tax areas

Clients benefiting from our advice on tax law include:

  • Argos Wityu on the acquisition of Aktivoptik Group
  • BIP Capital Partners on the acquisition of the pluss-Personalmanagement group
  • Silver Investment Partners on the acquisition of ALVARA Cash Management Group AG
  • Argos Wityu on the acquisition of Wibit Sports GmbH
  • Bohai Automotive Systems Co., Ltd on the acquisition of a 75 % participation and the establishment of a joint Venture with TRIMET
  • Kloska Group on the sale of the service business for BHKW-modules
  • All Shareholders on the sale of their shares in Motec GmbH
  • De-merger of a German group for a separation of the shareholders
  • Structural advice for an international publishing house
  • Tax audit of a portfolio company after the sale of shares by  STAR Capital

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

Overview of the law to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic in civil, insolvency and criminal proceedings and of the economic stabilisation fund

30 March 2020

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20 March 2020

BEPS and the impact on the consumer sector. How will the European Commission’s ambitious anti-tax avoidance package affect businesses?

08 March 2016

The latest developments in the Commission's crackdown on tax sweeteners by Member States.

14 January 2016

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King & Wood Mallesons Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

King & Wood Mallesons Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (“KWM Frankfurt”) is a German limited liability company having its seat in Frankfurt am Main. The company is registered in the commercial register of the local court of Frankfurt am Main at no HRB 107543 and admitted to the Frankfurt bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main). Managing directors are Christian Cornett, Rudolf Haas, Rüdiger Knopf and Michael Roos. KWM Frankfurt is a member firm of the King & Wood Mallesons network and the partners and staff of KWM Frankfurt work seamlessly with the rest of the King & Wood Mallesons network.

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