What we do
Flick Gocke Schaumburg stands for tax-focused legal advice. We combine outstanding expertise in German and international tax law with specialist know-how in other areas of business law particularly relevant to our clients. By concentrating on tax and tax-related fields and thus working in a selection of specialist areas of business law for over 40 years, we have gained a degree of expertise which enables us to provide our clients with expert and comprehensive advice.
Our clients are often confronted with highly complex issues that are not limited to isolated topics. To solve them, we take an interdisciplinary approach. Roughly half of the partners and associates of Flick Gocke Schaumburg are lawyers, the other half being certified tax advisors and public auditors. Our proven specialists apply their in-depth knowledge of tax and commercial law in eight core areas of expertise. We are an established market leader in corporate tax law and international tax law, and we offer comprehensive advice on indirect tax.
Our expertise in corporate law goes hand in hand with in-depth knowledge of employment and labor law, competition law and real-estate law. We assist our clients with national and international mergers and acquisitions, disposals, venture capital and private equity transactions, and complex restructurings. We provide comprehensive advice to high-net-worth individuals, family-owned businesses, foundations and not-for-profit organizations on all tax and legal issues related to wealth management and succession. In tax-crime and white-collar matters we cover the entire spectrum from risk assessments and compliance to voluntary disclosure and representation in criminal proceedings.
Our interdisciplinary approach enables us to combine legal and tax advice with profound economic expertise. Services in the areas of auditing and business valuation we render through FGS Flick Gocke Schaumburg Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. National and international companies as well as professional market observers regard us as leaders in our core fields of expertise in Germany. Administrative and legislative officials regularly seek our advice.
Our clients are domestic and foreign corporate groups, family-owned businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises with national and international operations, high-net-worth individuals, not-for-profit organizations and public institutions. At present, over 2,000 clients continually seek our advice, including the majority of the DAX-listed companies. With our wide-ranging expertise, we have extensive and long-standing experience in many key sectors. The industries in which our clients operate include: energy, telecommunications, automotive, mechanical engineering, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotech, real estate and construction, trade and commerce, food, banking and insurance, logistics and transport, electrical engineering, medical technology, media and IT.
What we stand for
We are an independent firm of committed professionals. Our self-image reflects the ideal of the profession and is demonstrated in our personal, accountable and professional consulting approach.
At Flick Gocke Schaumburg we do not work in fixed departments. Instead, we form project-related teams of lawyers, public auditors and tax advisors. We can quickly put together teams of experts with different specializations who each supply a piece of the puzzle. This is how they, as a group, are able to arrive at innovative solutions tailored to each client's needs.
Thinking and acting as entrepreneurs colors our working relationships with leading industrial and service companies. We draw on our extensive experience in dealing with ministries, authorities and courts as well as maintaining close ties to associations and academia.
In essence, the special reputation of Flick Gocke Schaumburg stems from our partners' enduring passion for the fields of law relevant to our work. Many of our partners are honorary professors and lecturers at prestigious universities and engage as experts in academic and public dialog on legal developments in their fields of expertise. We are regular speakers at all the seminars and symposia in Germany that are important for our work. We also belong to many editorial and advisory boards of renowned journals and are members of leading professional organizations.
Flick Gocke Schaumburg reciprocates the confidence placed in us by our clients in that each partner assumes individual responsibility. Partnership is not an abstract notion for us, but an integral part of our day-to-day work.
Each engagement is the responsibility of one partner, who ensures that his or her client receives the best possible service. Client-focused The economic and legal interests of our clients are of paramount importance to us. We strive to design creative and enduring solutions for each assignment and believe that listening to our clients' needs is key to providing first-rate advice.
When advising our clients, we do not create disputes, but avoid them, without shying away from inevitable conflicts. We reject aggressive structuring schemes.