Flick Gocke Schaumburg

Comment: This leading firm for tax criminal law put in a continued strong performance. The team around the extremely well-regarded partners Randt and Schauf gained ground at a high level in virtually all areas of tax criminal law and profited from the general market trend of tax investigations generating more criminal law investigations in a wide array of fields. The lawyers were thus very active in transfer pricing and sales tax and able to step up advice to companies, as well as advice on the interface with employment: more income tax issues landed on the lawyers’ desks in connection with the reform of the German Act on Temporary Employment, incl. social security fraud. The tax criminal law team works closely with the employment practice here. FGS is carving out an ever stronger position in preventive tax compliance advice, the domain of Idler.
Strengths: Tax compliance, close integration with interface fields.
Recommended: Dr. Jörg Schauf (“outstanding tax litigation know-how”, client; “skilled”, competitor), Dr. Karsten Randt (“coordinates and defends in numerous investigative proceedings against credit institutes in Switzerland”, competitor), Jesco Idler.
Practice: All-round tax criminal law advice following tax investigations; litigation for companies and individuals; all-round ?tax law. (3 equity partners, 2 salary partners, 15 associates, incl. compliance team)
Clients: ?? Ryanair on tax evasion and social security fraud; German state bank and Luxembourgian subsidiaries on accusations of aiding and abetting tax evasion; auto company on sales tax carousel fraud; German family business on offshore leaks; energy company on implementing tax compliance system.
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