Dr. Axel Bödefeld

Tax Law

Dr. Axel Bödefeld


Axel Bödefeld specializes in tax advice on mergers and acquisitions (both with respect to national and to cross-border transactions) and structuring and restructuring of corporate groups. He renders advice in connection with tax audits and tax litigation. One of his further areas of expertise is transfer pricing.

He is voted to be one of the Top Lawyers in Germany for Tax Law (WirtschaftsWoche 23/2015).


Axel is a founding partner of Oppenhoff. He was a partner at Oppenhoff & Rädler / Linklaters LLP from 1991 to 2007. He studied law at the Universities of Mannheim and Bochum (Dr. iur.). He furthermore studied at the Institute of Finance, Nordkirchen, and has a Diploma in Finance.

He is a member inter alia of: International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce, Deutsche steuerliche Vereinigung [German Tax Association], Kölner Anwaltsverein[Cologne Bar Association], Kölner Juristische Gesellschaft [Cologne Law Society] and Tax & Legal Excellence.


Dr. Axel Bödefeld

PartnerAttorneySpecialized Lawyer for Tax Law

German, English

Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 23
50668 Cologne
T +49 221 2091 543
F +49 221 2091 333