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Dr. Stefan Schultes-Schnitzlein

Partner*

Tax

Düsseldorf

+49 211 3678 7136
sschnitzlein@orrick.com

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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. Stefan 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 Schultes-Schnitzlein

Dr. Schultes-Schnitzlein 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.

Memberships

  • Verein der Kölner Steuerrechtswissenschaft e.V., Cologne

Publications

  • "Hürden bei Kapitalaufnahme deutscher Start-ups in den USA", in Börsenzeitung vom 24. Mai 2014, S. 13
  • "Einbringungen i.S. der §§ 20, 21 UmwStG", in: NWB 2012, S. 731–743 (co-author: Dr. Heiko Gemmel)
  • "Verschmelzung zweier Kapitalgesellschaften", in: NWB 2009, S. 4022-4038 (co-author: Dr. Sascha Kaiser)
  • "Formwechsel einer Kapitalgesellschaft in eine Personengesellschaft", in: NWB 2009, S. 3516-3531 (co-author: Dr. Sascha Kaiser)
  • "Formwechsel einer Personengesellschaft in eine Kapitalgesellschaft", in: NWB 2009, S. 2500-2512 (co-author: Dr. Sascha Kaiser)
  • "Übertragung von Personengesellschaftsanteilen unter Familienangehörigen", in: NWB 2009, S. 394-408 (co-author: Dr. Christian Keese)
  • "Übertragung von Kapitalgesellschaftsanteilen unter Familienangehörigen", in: NWB 2009, S. 64-78 (co-author: Dr. Christian Keese)
  • "Die Zinsschranke nach dem BMF-Anwendungsschreiben v. 4.7.2008", in: NWB 34/2008, Fach 4, S. 5357-5368 (co-author: David Miske)
  • "Die neue Thesaurierungsbegünstigung für Personenunternehmen ab 2008", in: NWB 15/2008, Fach 2, S. 9743-9756 (co-author: Dr. Christian Keese)
  • "Steuersatzermäßigung für Personenunternehmen“, in: NWB 33/2007, Fach 3, S. 14683-14694 (co-author: Dr. Christian Keese)

Admitted In

  • Germany

* Not a member of the LLP

Education

  • State Exam for Tax Advisors, Ministry of Finance of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, 2008
  • Dr. jur., University of Cologne, Faculty of Law, 2006
  • Second State Examination, Düsseldorf, 2004
  • First State Examination, Cologne, 2000

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Portuguese