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Those of our lawyers who specialised in tax law provide comprehensive advice on all questions of national and international tax legislation. As well as acting in an advisory capacity we represent our clients in disputes with the revenue authorities both prior to in-court disputes and before the tax tribunals.

Main focuses

Main focuses of our advisory work are

  • forming, managing, taking over, selling, reorganising and winding up limited companies and partnerships, other enterprises and non-profit making organisations
  • tax planning and optimisation for domestic and foreign clients with regard to national and international activities
  • corporate succession and probate planning, including international probate cases
  • developing and designing new financial products
  • conducting securities and loan transactions
  • investing in property, financing property projects and letting effects and property

In addition to that the CMS GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft is available for tax-related issues. You can find additional main focuses below.

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Corporate Succession
Enabling a stress-free handoverFor many medium-sized companies, it will soon be time to hand over the business to the next generation. There are vario
Erbschaftsteuerliche Optimierung
Inheritance Tax Planning
Tax efficient ways to bequeath an estate or give a lifetime giftThe German population has collectively generated huge amounts of private wealth that w
Post Merger Integration
Post-merger integration (PMI)
The closing marks the end of the successful acquisition process, but not the end of the challenge of the deal itself. This is because whether the expe
Umstrukturierung von Firmenstrukturen
Reorganising Company Structures
We can optimise your corporate architectureCompany structures often evolve over a long period of time and are further complicated by acquisitions. It
Steuerliche Sonderfragen
Specialist Tax Matters
Unusual requirements are our specialityThe comprehensive advisory work of CMS GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft includes specialist tax matters across
Strukturierung von Immobilieninvestments
Structuring of Real Estate Investments
We maximise the tax efficiency of your real estate investmentProperty transfer tax is an important topic when investing in real estate, as is VAT in m
Steuern bei M&A Transaktionen
Taxes in M&A transactions
You are planning to buy or sell a company, would like to merge or set up a joint venture? The challenges and measures which need to be considered in o
Dis­clos­ure Re­quire­ments for Cross-bor­der Tax Ar­range­ments
New dis­clos­ure re­quire­ments un­der DAC 6 On 25 June 2018, the sixth amend­ment to the EU Dir­ect­ive on Ad­min­is­trat­ive Co­oper­a­tion (2011 / 16 / EU) on man­dat­ory auto­mat­ic ex­change of in­form­a­tion in the...


CMS sup­ports Lux­cara with the ac­quis­i­tion of Dutch off­shore wind farm stake
Ham­burg – Lux­cara has suc­cess­fully com­pleted an ac­quis­i­tion of a minor­ity stake in the Dutch off­shore wind farm "Borssele III & IV", which Lux­cara ac­quired for its Lux­em­bourg fund struc­tures. Lux­cara...
CMS ad­vises GEST Hold­ing on the sale of its stake in Thon­et to Ben­ner Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft
Mu­nich – GEST Hold­ing GmbH has sold its ma­jor­ity stake in Thon­et GmbH, a lead­ing Ger­man premi­um fur­niture man­u­fac­turer, to Ben­ner Beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft mbH & Co. KG, a fam­ily of­fice based in Wies­baden...
CMS ad­vises NORD Hold­ing on sale of its shares in RUF Group to Wa­ter­land...
Co­logne – One of Ger­many’s lead­ing private equity com­pan­ies, NORD Hold­ing Un­ternehmens­beteili­gungs­gesell­schaft mbH, has sold its shares in the RUF Group. The Rastatt-based RUF Group is a lead­ing Ger­man...
CMS ad­vises North­land Power Inc. on a Joint Ven­ture with RWE Re­new­ables
Ham­burg – The Ca­na­dian power pro­du­cer North­land Power Inc. (NPI) and RWE Re­new­ables GmbH have agreed to form a joint ven­ture for the co-de­vel­op­ment of a 1.3 gigawatts cluster of off­shore wind pro­jects...
CMS ad­vises fam­ily of­fice Len­nertz & Co. on the sale of a ma­jor­ity share...
Ham­burg – UK-based PE fund IK Part­ners has signed an agree­ment to ac­quire a ma­jor­ity in­terest in STEIN HGS GmbH from Len­nertz & Co, an own­er-man­aged fam­ily of­fice based in Ham­burg, and com­pany founder...
CMS Ger­many ap­points el­ev­en new part­ners at start of new year
Ber­lin – Com­mer­cial law firm CMS Ger­many has ap­poin­ted el­ev­en new part­ners as of the start of 2022. These ap­point­ments strengthen the part­ner­ship in the Cor­por­ate/M&A, Em­ploy­ment, Real Es­tate & Pub­lic...
Pil­lar 2: Mod­el rules to im­ple­ment in­ter­na­tion­al tax re­form pub­lished
The OECD pub­lished on 20 Decem­ber 2021 the tech­nic­al de­tails of the im­ple­ment­a­tion of "Pil­lar 2" to es­tab­lish min­im­um tax­a­tion of mul­tina­tion­al groups. The gen­er­al ar­chi­tec­ture of the rules is con­sist­ent...
CMS ad­vises on mer­ger of ADS-TEC En­ergy with European Sus­tain­able Growth...
Stut­tgart – ADS-TEC En­ergy GmbH, which de­scribes it­self as a world-lead­ing pro­vider of bat­tery-buf­fered ul­tra­fast char­ging tech­no­logy, has com­pleted a busi­ness com­bin­a­tion with European Sus­tain­able...
CMS ad­vises home24 on ac­quis­i­tion of home­ware spe­cial­ist BUT­LERS
Ber­lin – Ber­lin-based home24 SE, a lead­ing pure-play home & liv­ing e-com­merce plat­form in con­tin­ent­al Europe and Brazil, has ac­quired all the shares in But­lers, a re­tail­er of home­ware, dec­or­a­tions and...
Min­im­um tax­a­tion of groups and shell en­tit­ies: two new draft dir­ect­ives...
On Decem­ber 22, 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished two draft dir­ect­ives: the first one is the European ad­apt­a­tion of the mod­el rules pub­lished two days earli­er by the OECD in or­der to guar­an­tee a...
CMS ad­vises lis­ted SFS Group on trans­ac­tion with Hoff­mann Group
Stut­tgart – Lis­ted Swiss com­pany SFS Group AG, a world-lead­ing sup­pli­er of mech­an­ic­al fasten­ing sys­tems, pre­ci­sion moul­ded parts, as­sem­blies and lo­gist­ics solu­tions, has signed an agree­ment to ac­quire...
CMS ad­vises Mutec Tech­no­lo­gie GmbH on the sale of PROAUT TECH­NO­LOGY GmbH
Ber­lin – Mutec Tech­no­lo­gie GmbH has sold PROAUT TECH­NO­LOGY GmbH to Photon­ics Sys­tems Hold­ing GmbH. PROAUT is an in­nov­at­ive pro­vider of pro­cess auto­ma­tion solu­tions in the fields of mi­cro­elec­tron­ics...