Olaf Thießen

Dr. Olaf Thießen

Counsel
Rechtsanwalt, Tax Adviser | Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht (Certified lawyer for tax law) | Fachberater für Zölle und Verbrauchsteuern (Certified tax adviser for customs and excise duties)

CMS Hasche Sigle
Stadthausbrücke 1-3
20355 Hamburg
Germany
Languages German, English

Tax lawyer Olaf Thießen specialises in excise duty, VAT and customs duty. His practice includes, amongst others, advising companies on custom duty and VAT matters in the context of establishing offshore wind farms, and he has furthermore special expertise in the excise duty aspects of intra-Community trade. Olaf also assists his clients with tariffs, including tariff classification and applying for binding tariff information, and he is also very experienced with the German import turnover tax (VAT for goods imported from non-EU states). With his expertise in national and international company taxation, Olaf also regularly advises on M&A transactions.

After three years with Linklaters, Olaf joined CMS in 2009 and has been a counsel since 2012.

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Education

  • 2014: Qualified as Certified Advisor for Excise and Customs Duties

  • 2009: Qualified as a Certified Tax Advisor

  • 2003 - 2005: Trainee lawyer at Trier Regional Court

  • PhD; thesis on tax law topic

  • 1996 - 2001: Law studies in Trier

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Memberships

  • Hamburger Forum für Unternehmenssteuerrecht e.V.

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Publications

  • Funktionsänderungen und Funktionsverlagerungen (mit Dr. Heino Büsching) in: Steueroptimierte Gestaltungen in Restrukturierung, Sanierung und Insolvenz; Schäffer/Poeschel 2013

  • Der Referentenentwurf zum German Real Estate Investment Trust, DB 2006, p. 2144 ff

  • Dreiecksverhältnisse im internationalen Steuerrecht unter Beteiligung doppelt ansässiger Kapitalgesellschaften, Peter Lang 2010

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Expertise

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