Flick Gocke Schaumburg named Law Firm of the Year for corporate tax

06.05.2022 | Latest news

Legal publisher JUVE has named Flick Gocke Schaumburg its Law Firm of the Year in the area of corporate tax. For the first time, JUVE has awarded what it considers to be outstanding tax advisory units.
JUVE comments the decision as follows:

“‘I don't measure success by my victories, but by whether I get better every year.’ While this quote might come from Tiger Woods, it also fits perfectly to Flick Gocke Schaumburg (FGS) because similar to the golf legend, this large tax-focussed law firm has been an established fixture at the top of the market in corporate tax law for a very long time. For many, it is even considered ‘the measure of all things’ in this respect. Nevertheless, FGS does not get complacent or put its feet up – on the contrary: It constantly develops its business, putting it on a broader footing, sharpening its corporate tax law profile and - despite its high reputation in the market - displays a dynamism like few of its competitors.”

The JUVE 2022 Tax Handbook also ranks Flick Gocke Schaumburg at the top of other categories, confirming the firm’s leading position in tax advice over many years. The ranking is put into five groups - from five stars to one. 
In four categories, Flick Gocke Schaumburg has once more been ranked in first place (five stars): 
•    Corporate tax (tax structuring and project advice)
•    High-net-worth individuals and foundations
•    Criminal tax law
•    Tax disputes

The firm has also been highly rated (four stars) in the areas of:
•    Transaction taxes (tax structuring advice)
•    VAT and transfer prices
•    Non-profit institutions and NPOs

It has been ranked in Group 3 (three stars) in the subcategories:
•    Corporate tax (tax structuring and/or long-term client relationships)
•    Transaction taxes (contractual tax arrangements)
•    Financial taxes (product-focused advice to the financial industry)

The 2022 Tax Handbook names the following Flick Gocke Schaumburg partners as leading advisors in their respective fields:
•    Financial taxes: Christian Schatz
•    Corporate tax: Prof. Dr Thomas Rödder, Prof. Dr Jens Schönfeld, Prof. Dr Andreas Schumacher
•    Criminal tax law: Dr. Karsten Randt, Dr. Jörg Schauf
•    Tax disputes: Prof. Dr. Xaver Ditz, Prof. Dr. Michael Hendricks
•    Transaction taxes: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schumacher
•    High-net-worth individuals and non-profit foundations: Prof. Dr. Frank Hannes, Dr. Christian von Oertzen, Prof. Dr. Stephan Schauhoff, Prof. Dr. Andreas Söffing
•    Transfer pricing: Prof. Dr. Hubertus Baumhoff, Prof. Dr. Xaver Ditz

The Tax Handbook rankings are based on extensive research. Over the last 12 months, JUVE has been in contact with almost 3,300 advisors, clients and public authorities and has written to almost 1,400 clients enquiring about their own experiences with their advisors. <<<