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Dr Stephan Behnes

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Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group in Germany

Position

Partner

Career

Dr. Stephan Behnes is a partner and member of Baker McKenzie's German Tax Practice Group in Frankfurt. He advises corporate companies, banks and other financial institutions with regard to German and international tax law. Before joining the Firm in July 2015, he was a partner of a major international auditing and advisory firm and also worked in one of the leading international law firms in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Amsterdam.

Languages

  • English
  • German

Member

  • Hessen Bar Association - Member
  • Hessen Chamber of Tax Consultants - Member

Education

  • State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Certified Tax Advisor) (2003)
  • University of Muenster (Dr. jur.) (2000)
  • State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Second State Exam) (1996)
  • State of North Rhine-Westphalia (First State Exam) (1993)


Germany

Tax

Within: Tax

Clients appreciate Baker McKenzie’s ‘direct approach based on advice provided by the relevant specialist without any need for multiple internal feedback rounds’, and its ‘very good’ advice on specific matters such as VAT, customs law and transfer pricing, which are among Nicole Looks’ and Stephan Schnorberger’s key areas of expertise. Tax structuring and transactional mandates constitute another key portion of the team’s workload along with tax audits and tax litigation. Norbert Mückl assisted various affiliates of an international retail chain with tax matters following an expansion and a joint venture with an Italian fashion and lifestyle company, and advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the acquisition of R&M International including tax structuring. A technology and manufacturing company instructed the practice to advise on land transfer tax issues as part of a global reorganisation and an intended spin-off of a subgroup, while the team also assisted a foreign bank with investment tax law matters. Stephan Behnes and Christoph Becker are recommended. Juliane Sassmann moved to Ernst & Young in September 2016.

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