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).

Stefan is listed as frequently recommended in Germany's leading lawyer ranking magazine JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms (2017/2018). Clients recommend Stefan for his work and say that he "can convey complicated facts convincingly".

Stefan is also mentioned by Legal 500 Corporate and M&A Deals in Germany 2018 for international medium company deals (€ 100M to € 500M).

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 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.

  • 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.