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Jörg Schrade

Tax Adviser

CMS Hasche Sigle
Nymphenburger Straße 12
80335 Munich
Languages German, English

Jörg Schrade advises international companies and financial investors on all aspects of German and international tax law, with a focus on M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations, financing and tax audits.

Prior to joining CMS in 2018 as a partner, Jörg worked in major international law firms as well as for a global technology company in global tax planning.

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Relevant experience

Selected projects (including pre-CMS work)

  • Advent | On the acquisition of the distributed power unit from GE
  • Afinum | On various transactions, inter alia the acquisition of Ledlenser from Leatherman, the acquisition of SanderStrothmann, the sale of Avantgarde to EMH, the sale of Midoco to LEA, the sale of Sinnex to Meriguet und add-on acquisitions
  • Apax | On the acquisition of Takko Fashion from Advent
  • Ardian and co-investors | On the sale of Schustermann & Borenstein to Permira
  • Calian | On the acquisition of SatService
  • Carlyle | On the sale of Alloheim to Nordic Capital
  • Group of investors on the acquisition of an offshore wind farm
  • Halder | On various transactions, inter alia the acquisition of Drumag Fluidtechnik and EPH Elektronik, the acquisition of Suvema and the sale of Wback to C.H. Guenther & Son
  • H.C. Starck | On the sale of individual business divisions
  • Linde | On the acquisition of the homecare business from Air Products
  • Mondi | On the acquisition of Nordenia from Oaktree
  • ProSiebenSat.1 | On partnership with General Atlantic for NuCom Group
  • Reiff | On the sale of its tyre business to ETD
  • Triton | On the acquisition of the fertilizer business unit Compo from K+S
  • NTT Data | On cross-border mergers of non-EU and EU companies
  • Transatlantic Reinsurance | On the reorganisation of the European business activities
  • Advising financial institutions and financial service companies on fund structuring as well as on individual fund investments
  • In-house advisory on strategic tax planning as well as group reorganisations
  • In-house advisory in the context of post-closing management and the enforcement of and defence against tax-related contractual claims
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  • Remote working abroad – relevance of tax law for employers, NZA 2021, p. 102-107, co-author Dr Isabella Denninger
  • Global Legal Insights - Corporate Tax 2020 | Germany, p. 44-53, co-author Martin Mohr
  • Taxation of management participation programs – transformation of bonus payments in phantom stock, DStR 2019, p. 2615-2622, co-author Isabella Denninger
  • Mandatory disclosure of tax planning arrangements: Ministerial draft bill of the Federal Ministry of Finance, NWB-EV 2019, p. 96-104, co-author Philine Lindner
  • Annotation regarding Sec. 11 German Transformation Tax Act (merger of corporations) in the Transformation Law commentary by Böttcher/Habighorst/Schulte, second edition 2018, p. 1375-1447
  • Tax planning deliberations on Brexit – cross-border change of legal form of a UK Ltd with administrative headquarters in Germany into a German GmbH, DStR 2018, p. 1898-1902
  • Secondary liability of the assignee of non-performing loans according to sec. 13c German Value Added Tax Act in case of insolvency of the entrepreneur, DB 2018, p. 2268-2273
  • Company acquisition in a multi-tier group of companies – tax deductibility of acquisition costs in view of expected synergies, Ubg 2018, p. 309-322, co-author Matthias Grundke
  • Trade tax on intrayear sale of interest in commercial partnership – compensation agreements and disposal planning for private individuals invested in two-tier partnerships, FR 2017, p. 862-877
  • Recontribution agreements and proper implementation of profit transfer agreements in the meaning of sec. 14 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 3 sent. 1 German Corporate Income Tax Act, DStR 2017, p. 86-90, co-author Matthias Schell
  • Annotation regarding Sec. 11 German Transformation Tax Act (merger of corporations) in the Transformation Law commentary by Böttcher/Habighorst/Schulte, 2014, p. 1358-1424
  • The envisaged anti “RETT-blocker” rule in the German Real Estate Transfer Tax Law, BB 2013, p. 343-350, co-author Andreas Schaflitzl
  • Withholding taxes on open real estate funds – envisaged aggravation in the Annual Tax Act 2010, BB 2010, p. 2855-2860, co-author Elmar Bindl
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  • 2013: Admitted as Tax Adviser
  • 2003 - 2009: Law and economics studies at the University of Augsburg, Lund University (Sweden) and Pepperdine University (USA)
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