Legal Areas

Tax Law

ADVANT Beiten is listed as "Firm to Watch" in the Tax Law legal area.

​​​​​​​(The Legal 500 Germany 2024 & The Legal 500 EMEA 2024)

Our tax law team develops individual, tax-optimised solutions for all your matters, whether M&A or real estate transactions and financing, company reorganisations, or group restructuring. We advise on asset and company succession, foundation, and non-profit law, and provide support during audits, objection proceedings, and cases before the fiscal courts.

Focus areas of our work include VAT, company valuations, the design and restructuring of company pension schemes, and international tax law. You’ll receive the support you need from our specialists as part of our accounting and tax compliance activities.

Many of our tax team members have multiple qualifications, in particular as lawyers, tax advisors, auditors and in business administration. They understand the challenges different clients face: medium-sized businesses, multinational groups, family-owned companies and their shareholders, companies listed on the stock exchange, unlisted stock companies, corporations under public law, publicly-owned companies, foundations, start-ups and venture capital funds, as well as domestic and foreign strategic financial investors, wealthy private individuals, and banks.

We cooperate closely with the ADVANT Beiten legal experts from other areas of law to develop complete solutions that cover company, real estate, banking and finance, and labour law in addition to tax law. If you are active internationally, you can rely on our close cooperation with the tax teams of our foreign offices, the ADVANT Alliance, and other international correspondence firms.

At a glance:

  • Audits and valuations
  • Occupational pension schemes
  • Financing
  • Real estate tax law
  • International tax law
  • Group Taxation
  • M&A transactions
  • Employee participation models
  • Succession planning
  • Audits and litigation
  • Reorganisation and restructuring of corporate groups
  • Advising foundations, non-profit law
  • Tax risk management
  • Value-added tax
  • Customs

Clients of BEITEN BURKHARDT are ‘in good hands’ thanks to its ‘well-established specialist expertise’ in tax law, ‘professionalism’ and ‘high level of service’.
(Legal 500 EMEA & Germany 2019)

Our experts in the field of Tax Law are recommended.
( 2019/2020)

Audits / Valuations

  • Evaluating tax-relevant assets in M&A transactions
  • Evaluating tax-relevant assets for corporate succession planning
  • Tax accounting law and deferred taxes

Occupational pensions

  • Designing implementation models for your specific company
  • Optimising/reorganising existing pension schemes


  • Tax-optimised structuring of acquisition finance
  • Tax structuring of project finance
  • Providing tax advice on debt finance and securitisation
  • Tax structuring of leasing and factoring

Real estate tax law

  • Tax-optimised acquisition and finance structures
  • Tax due diligence assessments
  • Structuring contracts, especially the tax provisions
  • Optimising tax savings on property transfers
  • Avoidance of business tax risks
  • Advising in relation to tax declarations, tax returns
  • Financial accounting
  • Ongoing assistance with tax and accounting compliance

International tax law

  • Advising on cross-border tax law (relocation of functions, exit tax, add-back taxation)
  • Advising on transfer pricing systems
  • Optimising the taxation of permanent establishments
  • Advising on double taxation treaties
  • Providing advice with respect to inbound and outbound investments
  • Advising on settlement or establishment

M&A transactions

  • Structuring M&A and private equity transactions
  • Structuring leveraged buy-outs (LBOs), management buy-outs (MBOs) and management buy-ins (MBIs)
  • Tax due diligence
  • Structuring the tax aspects of agreements (especially the tax provisions)
  • Post-acquisition reorganisation and restructuring

Employee participation

  • Designing employee participation programmes
  • Designing stock option plans

Succession planning

  • Tax-optimised corporate succession
  • Succession planning for private assets
  • Providing tax advice to family offices

Audits and litigation

  • Providing support during external audits
  • Objection proceedings
  • Management of cases before the fiscal courts, including appeals to the German Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof)
  • Advising on tax offences and providing representation in criminal tax procedures

Reorganisation / Restructuring of groups

  • Optimising group structures for maximum tax savings
  • Loss utilisation strategies
  • Selecting the best legal form from a tax perspective
  • Corporate transformations (national and cross-border)

Advising foundations, non-profit law

  • Establishing foundations
  • Providing tax and foundation law advice to foundations on their current business
  • Dissolution of foundations
  • Advising on foreign foundation structures

Tax risk management

  • Establishing tailored risk control procedures for clients and analysing existing procedures
  • Advising on tax compliance management systems
  • Tax due diligence reviews

VAT tax

  • Advising foreign companies on restructuring in Germany
  • Assessing cross-border supply and service relationships and optimising them from a tax-savings perspective
  • Advising foreign companies on their tax declaration obligations
  • Advising foreign companies on registration under EU MOSS (Mini One-Stop Shop) procedures
  • Preparing public corporations for the application of § 2b German VAT Act (UStG)
  • Advising on external audits and managing proceedings before fiscal courts


  • Advising foreign companies on entry into the EU Internal Market
  • Providing advice on the legal procedures associated with the cross-border movement of goods