Dr. Stefan Schultes-Schnitzlein is a tax partner in the Düsseldorf office. Stefan is both qualified as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and as a German tax advisor (Steuerberater).

He advises industry clients, private equity funds and financial institutions on all sorts of German tax and accounting issues. Stefan's focus lies on corporate and real estate transactions, financings and re-financings and restructurings as well as on tax field audits and tax litigation in connection with any of the former. He also advises individual persons on succession and related issues. Prior to his move to Orrick in the beginning of 2014, Stefan has been with international law firms for eight years.

In addition, Stefan advises international businesses in international trade and compliance matters with a focus on import, export and passing of goods through Germany and their tax and customs implications.

  • Stefan has recently been engaged in a number of high-profile transactions, having advised on tax aspects of: 

    • the sale of an international group in the chemical sector to a strategic buyer, for US-American financial investor
    • a potential acquisition of a worldwide product line of a German DAX listed group, for US-American financial investor
    • an acquisition of a German luxury hotel (real estate and hotel business) and renegotiation of management contract, for German family office
    • an acquisition of shares in a German offshore wind farm, for the investment manager of a foreign industry group
    • the acquisition of the international bunker business of a German industrial group, for German oil trading business
    • an acquisition of the international auditing systems for the oil and gas industry out of an insolvency, for German industry group  
    • the investment joint venture and acquisition of German clinics chain (real estate and clinics business), for UK PE investor.

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