Tax law

Comprehensive tax planning and tax advice in advance of corporate transactions and measures often determine their success.

GvW Graf von Westphalen advises national and international companies of all sizes and industries as well as private individuals on tax matters concerning acquisitions, restructurings, finance and investments in all asset classes, in particular equity and debt investments as well as real estate investments, in a domestic and an international context. We offer individual and innovative solutions while focusing on tax efficiency and practical implementation achieved in close coordination with the other practice groups involved.

We advise companies and entrepreneurs, in particular family owned businesses, on their succession planning, in particular with respect to income and inheritance tax aspects. We also provide assistance in tax audits, with respect to accounting issues under German GAAP and IFRS, and we regularly represent our clients regularly in tax disputes.

Our areas of specialization:
  • Domestic and international tax planning
  • Tax advice for M&A, restructurings, finance and investments in a domestic and an international context
  • Succession planning, in particular with respect to income and inheritance tax
  • Advice during tax audits
  • Accounting
  • Litigation