Dr Axel Godron > Taylor Wessing > Munich, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Taylor Wessing

Work Department

Private Client


Axel is Head of the Private Client Practice Area and specialises in private and business succession planning, foundations and advising the shareholders of family owned companies.

His expertise in succession matters extends to international estate planning, tax optimized estate structures as well as handling the German probate process for foreign Clients (many from the US, the UK and southern European countreis). His clients include numerous German entrepreneurial families, their foundations and family offices, as well as well-known artists and athletes. Family businesses, foundations and family offices are also accompanied by Axel Godron in his function as a member of the advisory board.


  • Since 2008 Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • 2005 – 2008 Associate, Taylor Wessing
  • 2003 – 2004 Associate, another international law firm
  • 2001 – 2002 Legal clerkship, Munich, Würzburg and Chicago




  • 2005 Doctoral degree, Universität Köln
  • 2003 Established as a lawyer, Düsseldorf, from 2005 in Munich
  • 2003 Admitted as a lawyer, Düsseldorf
  • 2002 Second state examination, Munich
  • 2000 First state examination, Munich
  • 1994 Diploma, business administration, University Würzburg

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Private Clients und Nonprofits > Private Clients und Nonprofits

Taylor Wessing bietet ‘sehr hohes juristisches Niveau bei multinationalen und höchstkomplexen Vertragsgestaltungen im familien- und erbrechtlichen Bereich’. Das Team deckt hierbei die Bereiche Unternehmen, Grundbesitz, Kunst sowie Immobilien ab und betreut ein inhaltlich breites Spektrum an Vermögensstrukturen. Diese spielen sich zunehmend im grenzüberschreitenden Kontext ab, wofür man durch die enge standortübergreifende Zusammenarbeit prädestiniert ist. So ist auch Axel Godron in der internationalen Nachfolgeplanung erfahren. Er leitet die Praxisgruppe gemeinsam mit dem Transaktionsspezialisten Martin Kraus.

Germany > Private clients and non-profits

Taylor Wessing has ‘a very high legal standard for multinational and highly complex contracts in the  family and inheritance law sphere ‘. The team assists with matters related to companies, land, art and real estate and advises on a broad spectrum of asset structures; these increasingly entail cross-border aspects, for which the team is well equipped due to its close cross-locational cooperation. Axel Godron is also experienced in international succession planning. He jointly heads the practice with transaction specialist Martin Kraus.