Rankings and Awards

Latest awards

London/Bonn, September 9, 2021 - Flick Gocke Schaumburg has once again been named Germany Tax Firm of the Year at the ITR European Tax Awards. The firm has also been named Germany Tax Disputes Firm of the Year.

Düsseldorf/Bonn, August 27, 2021 - Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche counts Dr Andreas Erdbrügger, Dr Barbara Fleckenstein-Weiland and Rainald Vobbe of Flick Gocke Schaumburg among the most renowned VAT experts. Furthermore, Andreas Erdbrügger, Barbara Fleckenstein-Weiland, Thomas Rödder, Rainald Vobbe are listed among the most renowned experts for tax audits.

Bonn, July 30, 2021 - Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche features Bernhard Liekenbrock and Christian Ewel in its latest ranking for Germany’s most renowned law firms and lawyers for technology and digitisation.

Bonn, June 11, 2021 - Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche features Florian Haus in its latest ranking for Germany’s most renowned law firms and lawyers for antitrust law.

Düsseldorf/Bonn, May 19, 2021 - Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche ranks Flick Gocke Schaumburg among the top corporate law firms. Our Prof Dieter Leuering and Dr Martin Oltmanns are mentioned among Germany’s most renowned corporate lawyers. The ranking is based on a survey by the Handelsblatt Research Institute, which asked more than 4,900 employment and corporate lawyers from 270 firms to name their most renowned colleagues. Featured in the poll were 120 lawyers from 61 firms for labor and employment law, and 90 lawyers from 51 firms for corporate law.

Bonn, April 19, 2021 - The JUVE Tax Handbook for 2021 has once more named Flick Gocke Schaumburg as the front runner for tax advice in Germany. The firm achieved the highest rating with five stars (tier 1) in four categories: business taxation (tax structuring and project advice), criminal tax law, tax disputes, and high-net-worth individuals and not-for-profit organizations. Flick Gocke Schaumburg also received excellent ratings in six other categories. It was awarded four stars (tier 2) in transaction taxes (tax structuring advice), VAT and transfer pricing, and three stars (tier 3) in financial taxes, business taxation (tax structuring and/or long-term client relationships) and transaction taxes (contractual tax arrangements).

Bonn, November 20, 2020 - Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche has selected the best law firms and lawyers for inheritance and insurance law. Among Germany's most renowned lawyers for inheritance law are Prof Frank Hannes, Dr Marc Jülicher and Dr Christian von Oertzen. The ranking is based on a survey by the Handelsblatt Research Institute, in which more than 1340 lawyers in 176 law firms were asked to name their most renowned colleagues. In the course of the evaluation, 35 law firms and 40 lawyers prevailed.

Bonn/Munich, 31 July 2020 - Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche ranks Flick Gocke Schaumburg among the top law firms for international tax law in Germany. Among Germany's most renowned experts for international tax law, our lawyers Prof Xaver Ditz, Dr Daniel Liebchen, Prof Jens Schönfeld, Prof Ingo Stangl and Prof Vassil Tcherveniachki were named. The ranking is based on a survey conducted by the Handelsblatt Research Institute, in which around 700 law firms were asked to name their most renowned colleagues in international tax law. In the course of the evaluation, 26 law firms with 46 advisors prevailed.

Bonn, June 26, 2020 - This year, the Best-Lawyers-Rating "Germany's best lawyers", published exclusively in business newspaper Handelsblatt, ranks 40 lawyers of the Flick Gocke Schaumburg among the best in their profession in nine practice areas. Dr Christian von Oertzen was named "Lawyer of the Year 2020" in the category "Trusts and Succession Planning".

Bonn, June 12, 2020 - Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche has selected the best law firms and lawyers for mergers & acquisitions and antitrust law. Among Germany's most renowned lawyers for M&A is Dr Martin Oltmanns; in the field of antitrust law Dr Florian C. Haus was named. The ranking is based on a survey by the Handelsblatt Research Institute, in which more than 4000 antitrust lawyers and M&A specialists in 213 law firms were asked to name their most renowned colleagues. In the course of the evaluation, 44 law firms for antitrust law with 91 lawyers and 54 law firms for M&A with 91 lawyers prevailed.

Düsseldorf/Bonn, May 22, 2020 - Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche counts Dr Andreas Erdbrügger, Dr Barbara Fleckenstein-Weiland and Rainald Vobbe of Flick Gocke Schaumburg among the most renowned VAT experts. The ranking is based on a survey conducted by the Handelsblatt Research Institute, in which around 900 VAT consultants are asked to name their most renowned colleagues. A total of 24 law firms with 55 consultants featured in the poll.

London/Bonn, May 21, 2020 - Flick Gocke Schaumburg has once again been named Germany Tax Firm of the Year at the ITR European Tax Awards. The firm is also part of the winning team in the category Impact Deal of the Year for its advice in connection with the acquisition of shares in the Axel Springer media group by financial investor KKR.

Düsseldorf/Bonn, May 18, 2020 - Business magazine WirtschaftsWoche ranks Flick Gocke Schaumburg among the top corporate law firms. Our Prof Dieter Leuering and Dr Martin Oltmanns are mentioned among Germany’s most renowned corporate lawyers. The ranking is based on a survey conducted by the Handelsblatt Research Institute, in which more than 5,000 employment and corporate lawyers from 250 law firms were asked to name their most renowned colleagues. A total of 50 corporate law firms and 85 lawyers featured in the poll.

Awards

Law Firm of the Year for Company Succession and Trusts
JUVE Awards 2017, 2014, 2010 and 2006

Law Firm of the Year: Germany
The Lawyer European Awards 2016

German Tax Law Firm of the Year
ITR European Tax Awards 2021, 2016, 2015 and 2005

German Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
ITR European Tax Awards 2016 and 2014

Law Firm of the Year - Tax Law
Best Lawyers in Germany 2018

Law Firm of the Year
JUVE Awards 2013

Corporate Law Firm of the Year
JUVE Awards 2012

Tax Law Firm of the Year
JUVE Awards 2011, 2006 and 2003

Law Firm of the Year Region East
JUVE Awards 2016

European Tax Law Firm of the Year
Chambers Award 2003

Our rankings in the Legal Directories

JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms
Regularly ranked among the leading law firms for tax law, succession/private wealth/foundations, criminal tax law and corporate/M&A, prominently listed in corporate/M&A; recommended for competition/ antitrust, energy and private equity/venture capital.

Chambers Europe
Traditionally ranked on the top tier for tax law.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide
Listed as leading German law firm in the area of "Private Wealth Law".

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa
Regularly ranked among the leaders in tax, we are given a prominent listing in corporate/M&A.

International Tax Review – World Tax
Listed among the top three tax law firms in Germany.

International Tax Review - World Transfer Pricing
Listed among the top four transfer pricing law firms in Germany.

Tax Directors Handbook
Listed among the top three tax law firms in Germany.