Rankings and Awards

Latest awards

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.

Hamburg/Bonn, May 12, 2020 - Business magazine brand eins has named Germany’s Best Business Law Firms 2020. Flick Gocke Schaumburg is listed for energy, corporate law, M&A and tax law. In January, brand eins ranked us among the top consultancies in a special issue entitled “Best Tax Consultants/Auditors 2020”.

Munich/Bonn, April 17, 2020 - Business magazine Focus has once again named Flick Gocke Schaumburg as a top tax firm in its current “Tax Special”. The law firm is frequently recommended in advice & tax returns, inheritance & gifts, insolvency & restructuring, international tax advice, corporate income tax, legal advice, tax law advice & criminal tax law, VAT advice, reorganizations & M&A, business succession and administrative enforcement. The research is based on the recommendations of 1,439 tax consultants and auditors.

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 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.