Tax Law

We have many years of expertise in the tax counselling of both German and international clients on their day-to-day business as well as on particular projects such as M&A transactions or restructurings. We represent our clients in disputes with tax authorities regarding tax audits, both in the run-up to judicial proceedings and before the tax courts 

 

Dr. Axel Bödefeld

Partner

Telefon: +49 221 2091 543
Telefax: +49 221 2091 333

axel.boedefeld@oppenhoff.eu

USA

Current topics of tax law
Lecture content

This lecture covers the current topics of tax law jurisprudence and legislation at any time.

Target group

Specialists, legal practitioners in general, managing directors

Duration

45 - 60 minutes

 

Tax basics of a corporate acquisition

Lecture Content

This lecture provides a basic overview of the tax effects of corporate acquisitions on both the acquirer’s and seller’s side, as well as of the special problems involved (e.g. turnover tax).

Target group

Legal practitioners working in M&A

Duration

60 minutes

BEPS is a major topic: current developments in Germany
Lecture content

As a result of the BEPS Action Plan of the OECD, legislative measures have either already gotten off the ground in Germany or are currently still in the parliamentary process. This lecture provides you with an overview of the various initiatives and the effects they will have on multinational enterprises.

Target group

Employees in tax departments

Duration

45 minutes

Financing agreements and currency risks for multinational enterprises – Germany
Lecture content

This lecture provides an overview of the tax problems involved in financing via cash pools as well as the pertaining questions on exchange rate risks.

Target group

Employees in tax departments

Duration

45 minutes

An introduction to turnover tax law
Lecture content

Being the most important type of tax in Germany in terms of occurrence, turnover tax is increasingly becoming the focus of audits by the German fiscal authorities. This lecture explains the turnover tax system as well as potential hazards.

Target group

Employees in legal departments

Duration

90 minutes

An introduction to consolidated accounting
Lecture content

The basic principles of the consolidation of subsidiaries, joint venture enterprises and "at equity" enterprises pursuant to the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the IFRS are summarised to provide you with an initial understanding of all accounting processes concerning larger corporate groups.

Target group

Employees in legal and tax departments

Duration

60 minutes

An introduction to purchase price adjustment clauses in company sale and purchase agreements
Lecture content

This lecture gives an introductory explanation of the purchase price adjustment mechanisms in company sale and purchase agreements, which are repeatedly the subject matter of disputes.

Target group

Employees in legal and tax departments

Duration

60 minutes

M&A and tax unity
Lecture content

The sale and purchase of group companies constantly has consequences for existing company agreements, which are frequently tax-motivated. This lecture gives an initial categorisation of possible problem areas and their solutions.

Target group

Employees in legal and tax departments

Duration

60 minutes

 

Tax peculiarities for German companies in international corporate groups
Lecture content

This lecture presents a summary of the tax peculiarities for German subsidiaries in their relations with their foreign parent companies. This includes, amongst other things, questions on the tax treatment of service relationships and financing structures, as well as turnover tax issues.

Target group

Employees in legal and tax departments

Duration

60 minutes

The 2016 Directive laying down rules against tax avoidance practices that directly affect the functioning of the internal market (Council Directive (EU) 2016/1164): what it means for your enterprise
Lecture content

This package of measures against tax avoidance is a part of the Commission’s agenda for an extensive reform in the EU. The package will contain concrete measures to avoid aggressive tax planning, improve transparency and create identical baseline conditions for all enterprises in the EU.

Target group

Employees working in tax departments

Duration

45 minutes