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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

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Cor­por­ate Suc­ces­sion
Enabling a stress-free handover. For many medium-sized companies, it will soon be time to hand over the business to the next generation. There are var
Erbschaftsteuerliche Optimierung
In­her­it­ance Tax Plan­ning
Tax efficient ways to bequeath an estate or give a lifetime gift. The German population has collectively generated huge amounts of private wealth that
Post Merger Integration
Post-mer­ger in­teg­ra­tion (PMI)
The closing marks the end of a successful acquisition process, but not the end of the challenge of the deal itself. Expectations of a corporate transa
Umstrukturierung von Firmenstrukturen
Re­or­gan­ising Com­pany Struc­tures
We can optimise your corporate architecture. Company structures often evolve over a long period of time and are further complicated by acquisitions. I
Steuerliche Sonderfragen
Spe­cial­ist Tax Mat­ters
Unusual requirements are our speciality. The comprehensive advisory work of CMS GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft includes specialist tax matters acros
Strukturierung von Immobilieninvestments
Struc­tur­ing of Real Es­tate In­vest­ments
We maximise the tax efficiency of your real estate investment. Property transfer tax is an important topic when investing in real estate, as is VAT in
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
Post-Mer­ger In­teg­ra­tion - CMS PMI ser­vices
CMS PMI ser­vices
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...


Fed­er­al Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fice (Bundes­ver­wal­tung­samt or BVA) spe­cifies ex­ten­ded...
The BVA re­cently con­firmed far-reach­ing re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tions to the Trans­par­ency Re­gister for for­eign leg­al en­tit­ies with real es­tate own­er­ship in Ger­ma­ny­In its most re­cent FAQ dated 5 May 2023, the...
CMS ad­vises Met­ro­pol­it­an Equity Part­ners on the sale of Wis­mar Pel­lets...
Co­logne – Ger­many's second largest power pro­du­cer, the Cottbus-based LEAG Group, has ac­quired Wis­mar Pel­lets GmbH, based in Wis­mar, from US private equity in­vestor Met­ro­pol­it­an Equity Part­ners in a...
CMS ad­vises Mer­ckle Group on ac­quis­i­tion of of­fice com­plex from De­mire
Stut­tgart – Ulmer Pos­thöfe GmbH, part of the real es­tate arm of the Mer­ckle Group, has ac­quired a Telekom prop­erty in Ulm from De­mire. The prop­erty at Bahnhof­platz 2, Ol­gas­t­raße 63 and 67 and Zeit­blom­straße...
CMS ad­vises Head­way-Cap­it­al Part­ners and the com­pany founder on sale of...
Mu­nich – Head­way Cap­it­al Part­ners and oth­er share­hold­ers have sold a ma­jor­ity in­terest in of­fice people Per­son­al­man­age­ment GmbH, Mün­ster, to H.I.G. Cap­it­al, LLC (H.I.G.). H.I.G. is a glob­al private...
CMS ad­vises Chart In­dus­tries on ac­quis­i­tion of Howden for USD 4.4 bn
Stut­tgart – CMS, led by M&A part­ner Dr To­bi­as Grau, ad­vised Chart In­dus­tries, Inc. (NYSE: GTLS) (“Chart”) on the com­pleted ac­quis­i­tion of Howden, a lead­ing glob­al pro­vider of mis­sion crit­ic­al air...
CMS ad­vised Tree En­ergy Solu­tions on its joint ven­ture with Fortes­cue Fu­ture...
Ham­burg – CMS has ad­vised Tree En­ergy Solu­tions (TES) on its joint ven­ture with Fortes­cue Fu­ture In­dus­tries (FFI) to de­vel­op the Wil­helmshaven en­ergy im­port ter­min­al. TES has found a new part­ner in...
Re­form of the Emis­sions Trad­ing Sys­tem (ETS) in the EU
Free (emis­sion) al­low­ances for com­pan­ies in the EU will gradu­ally be phased out in 2026 and dis­ap­pear com­pletely from 2034.The Emis­sions Trad­ing Sys­tem (ETS) in the EU is con­sidered to be a cent­ral tool...
CMS ad­vises Haufe Group on sale of tax start-up Steuer­bot to Taxfix
Ber­lin – The Haufe Group has sold tax start-up Steuer­bot to Taxfix, a tax plat­form. De­tails of the sale were not dis­closed.A CMS team headed by lead part­ners Dr Jörg Zätz­sch and Jesko No­bil­ing ad­vised...
CMS ad­vises share­hold­ers of Factor El­ev­en on their Exit to Armira
Mu­nich – Factor El­ev­en, a lead­ing di­git­al mar­ket­ing soft­ware com­pany, an­nounces a stra­tegic col­lab­or­a­tion with Armira, an in­vest­ment hold­ing com­pany fo­cused on fam­ily busi­nesses and tech­no­logy. The...
CMS ad­vises DPE Deutsche Private Equity on sale of VTU Group to Altor Funds
Frank­furt/Main – Funds ad­vised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity have sold the VTU Group to Altor Funds, with the VTU man­age­ment team like­wise selling its in­terest in the com­pany. DPE is an in­de­pend­ent...
CMS ad­vises private equity firm Pinova Cap­it­al on ac­quis­i­tion of Riepe
Frank­furt/Main – Funds ad­vised by Pinova Cap­it­al, an in­de­pend­ent private equity firm fo­cus­ing on high-growth SMEs, have ac­quired Riepe GmbH & Co. KG from the own­ers, the Riepe fam­ily, by way of a man­age­ment...
CMS ad­vises Trumpf on stra­tegic part­ner­ship with Stopa for smart-fact­ory...
Stut­tgart – High-tech com­pany Trumpf SE + Co. KG has ac­quired 25% of the shares in Stopa An­la­gen­bau GmbH, a lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of auto­mated stor­age sys­tems. TRUMPF and STOPA already had a long­stand­ing...