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Here we’ll occasionally be publishing general issues beyond our consultancy services, for example in-house matters and other news.

15 June 2020

On 15 June 2020, we hosted the first WIESE LUKAS webinar “Business valuation in times of crisis – markets, timing, tax planning: opportunities regarding M&A, reorganization and business succession 2020”.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON BUSINESS VALUATION
IN TIMES OF CRISIS

(German version)

 

 

28 January 2020

WIESE LUKAS at the “Schweitzer Lunch Meeting” in Hamburg: Speech by Götz T. Wiese and Philipp Lukas on recent developments in the taxation of business succession (Unternehmensnachfolge).

 

WIESE LUKAS ON THE TAXATION
OF BUSINESS SUCCESSION

(German version)

 

 

20 January 2020

On 20 January 2020, the “M&A & Tax” workshop for lawyer colleagues was hosted by WIESE LUKAS for the third time.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON M&A & TAX 2020

(German version)

 

 

 

 

22 October 2019

Continuing our lecture series “WL Turbo” (3x 20 minutes: Talk, Q&A, Lunch) we talked about updates on business succession 2019 and exchanged views with clients and friends.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON UPDATES ON
BUSINESS SUCCESSION 2019

(German version)

 

 

20 May 2019

Kilian Jaritz (c.) received the WIESE LUKAS Award for the best term paper at Bucerius Law School in 2019. The laudatory speech was delivered by Professor Michael Fehling, professor for public law and comparative law. Congratulations!

 

 

 

WIESE LUKAS at the top of the market
in Hamburg

According to research by JUVE publishing company, WIESE LUKAS is top of the market of tax law firms in Hamburg. With our main advisory areas – group taxation, transactions and high net worth individuals – and our key clients – family-owned businesses/Mittelstand and major groups of companies – WIESE LUKAS ist ranked in the top tier of tax law firms in Hamburg (for details see JUVE Handbook Taxes 2019). – We are delighted!

 


Thanks

Dear Clients and Friends: We would like to inform you about our most recent business activities. Please click on the link below for our “Y3/Y4” flyer. – We wish you a happy Easter time!

 

WIESE LUKAS – Transactions, structures,
commitment

(German version)

 

 

18 MARCH 2019

Continuing our lecture series “WL Turbo” (3x 20 minutes: Talk, Q&A, Lunch) we talked about updates on M&A and Private Equity 2019 and exchanged views with clients and friends.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON UPDATES ON
M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY 2019

(German version)

 

 

 

12 FEBRUARY 2019

The expert commission "Taxes, Budget & Finance" of the Hamburg Economic Council held a meeting on the upcoming Brexit under the chairmanship of Götz T. Wiese. Prof. Dr. Dietmar Gosch (retired chairman judge at the Federal Fiscal Court), Michael Westenberger, MdHB and Arne Olbrisch gave speeches on the question, which consequences are to be expected by the departure of Great Britain from the European Union on taxes and tariffs.

 

 

8/9 FEBRUARY 2019

In February, the Hamburg Forum for Corporate Tax Law held its annual conference at Bucerius Law School. Götz T. Wiese again chaired the topic-block on "Current focal points of corporate tax law". Further topics of discussion were accounting tax law, corporate income tax law and reorganisation tax law.

 

MORE INFORMATION ON 9. HFU
(German version)

 

 

22 JANUARy 2019

On 22 January 2019, the „M&A & Tax” workshop for lawyer colleagues was hosted by WIESE LUKAS for the second time.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON M&A & Tax 2019

(German version)

 

 

 

 

29 October 2018

Kick-off of our lecture series “WL Turbo” (3x20
minutes: Talk, Q&A, Lunch): This time we talked
about “Structuring family assets” and exchanged
views with clients and peers.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON STRUCTURING FAMILY ASSETS

(German version)

 

 

 

25 October 2018

On 25 October 2018, the German Young Ifa Network (YIN) held a discussion meeting on “Attributing assets to permanent establishments – recent developments and case law“. Participants were lawyers and tax advisors as well as representatives of companies, universities, the tax administration and tax courts. The meeting was hosted by KPMG in Hamburg and chaired by Philipp Lukas in his capacity as member of the board of YIN Germany and head of the chapter Northern Germany of YIN.

 

 

 

 

18 October 2018

WIESE LUKAS at the “Hamburger Steuerdialog” (discussion meeting on latest tax news with lawyers, tax advisors and representatives of companies): Speech by Philipp Lukas on “Update partnerships – commercial activity of a partner in a partnership”.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
OF A PARTNER IN A PARTNERSHIP

(German version)

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

WIESE LUKAS has been recognised by FOCUS as one of Germany’s leading business law firms, based on recommendations from in-house lawyers and law firms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 SEPTEMBER 2018

WIESE LUKAS at the “Schweitzer Lunch Meeting”
in Hamburg: Speech by Philipp Lukas on
“Business Taxes 2018”.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON BUSINESS TAXES 2018

(German version)

 

 

Calendar of Events 2018/2019

Focus corporate law and taxation: The WIESE LUKAS calendar of events 2018/2019 has been released. You are cordially invited to participate in a series of lectures and inhouse seminars. In case you have not yet received a copy of the calendar, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may also click on the photo on the right to see an online version (German Version).

 

We look forward to welcoming you!

 

 

 

 

13 July 2018

Götz T. Wiese has been recognised as Best Lawyers© “Lawyer of the Year” for tax law in the City of Hamburg, Germany’s leading business paper “Handelsblatt” reports. Götz is also listed in the rankings as an expert for corporate law and M&A. Congratulations!

 

 

20 June 2018

“What’s new? – The tax plans of the new government” and “M&A for family enterprises” were the topics of our lecture at the occasion of a client and business meeting at Bethmann Bank, Hamburg.

 

WIESE LUKAS BUSINESS TALK

(German version)

 

 

 

29 May 2018

German business council Wirtschaftsrat, Hamburg branch, established a new think tank „Taxes, Budget and Finance” which is headed by Götz T. Wiese. The group of financial experts is going to make recommendations to politicians in Hamburg and Berlin with regard to new laws and their financial impact.

 

WR Article for Download

(German version)

 

 

5 May 2018

Anna Victoria Jürgensen (c.) und Markus Hepperle (2nd from right) received the WIESE LUKAS Award for the best term paper at Bucerius Law School in 2017. Congratulations! The laudatory speech was delivered  by Professor Karsten Thorn (r.), professor for civil law, private international and international commercial law, and comparative law.

 

 

26 April 2018

On 26 April 2018, the German Young Ifa Network (YIN) held a discussion meeting on “Transfer pricing: latest developments at OECD level with regard to the digital economy”. Participants were lawyers and tax advisors as well as representatives of companies, universities, the tax administration and tax courts. The meeting was hosted by Deloitte in Hamburg and chaired by Philipp Lukas in his capacity as member of the board of YIN Germany and head of the chapter Northern Germany of YIN.

 

 

 

24 April 2018

M&A & Tax 2018” was the topic of a workshop with lawyers from other law firms in Northern Germany.

 

WIESE LUKAS on M&A & Tax 2018

(German version)

 

 

Thanks 

Dear Clients and Friends: We would like to inform you about our most recent business activities. Please click on the link below. – We wish you a happy Easter time!

 

WIESE LUKAS – Transactions, structures,

commitment

(German version)

 

 

1/2 February 2018

The Hamburg Corporate Tax Law Forum gathered more than 350 participants for its annual meeting in the auditorium of Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Former Supreme Court Judge Professor Paul Kirchhof held the opening speech on “Tax and Digitalisation – Impact on Commercial Businesses”. Götz T. Wiese chaired the first panel on “Recent Changes to German Corporate Tax Law”.

 

 

23 January 2018

The Helmut Schmidt Auditorium in Hamburg was venue of the inaugural lecture of Götz T. Wiese, the newly appointed honorary professor for tax law of Bucerius Law School. Götz talked about “International Tax Law and the Globalisation Trilemma”. The lecture was followed by a gathering of tax professionals from Northern Germany, Bucerius students and alumni, as well as family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 JANUARY 2018

Speech by WIESE LUKAS at the “Schweitzer Lunch Meeting“ in Hamburg: “Tax Strategies for Family-owned Businesses”.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON TAX STRATEGIES
FOR FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES
(GERMAN VERSION)

 

 

 

13 December 2017

WIESE LUKAS is wishing everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 December 2017

German brewery Beck is challenging the trade tax assessment with regard to the taxation of capital gains upon sale of the company in 2002. Now, the matter, which serves as a test case for the M&A industry, has been elevated to the German Supreme Court. Götz T. Wiese is discussing the case in the press.

 

 

 

 

21 November 2017

"The tax parameters of business succession (Unternehmensnachfolge)” was the topic of a lecture which Götz T. Wiese gave to a select group of entrepreneurs and financial experts in the city of Bremen.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON THE TAX PARAMETERS OF
BUSINESS SUCCESSION

(GERMAN VERSION)

 

 

18 October 2017

On 18 October 2017, the German Young Ifa Network (YIN) held a discussion meeting on “Current developments with regard to the tax aspects of third-country reorganizations”. Participants were lawyers and tax advisors as well as representatives of companies, universities, the tax administration and tax courts. The meeting was hosted by Ernst & Young in Hamburg and chaired by Philipp Lukas in his capacity as member of the board of YIN Germany and head of the chapter Northern Germany of YIN.

 

 

11 October 2017

Our lecture series on Taxation and Corporate
Law continues: This time we talked about “M&A and Family Businesses” and exchanged views with
clients and peers.

 

WIESE LUKAS on M&A and Family Businesses

(German version)

 

 

 

7 September 2017

On 7 September 2017, Philipp Lukas led a panel discussion in the German Federal Ministry of Finance. The panel included advisors, judges, members of the tax administration and company representatives. The discussion which dealt with latest developments of the international aspects of German trade tax (Gewerbesteuer) was part of the first annual conference of the German Young IFA Network (YIN). Philipp Lukas is a member of the board of YIN Germany.

 

 

Calender of events 2017/2018

Focus taxes and corporate law: the WIESE LUKAS calendar of events 2017/2018 has been released. The calender includes announcements regarding our in-house workshops dealing with current issues in the field of taxes and corporate law. You are cordially invited to participate! In addition, the calender refers to conferences and events hosted by others in which we take part as co-hosts or speakers. In case you have not yet received a copy of the calendar, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

 

21 June 2017

Sustainability: Visit to Tchibo Coffee Production in Hamburg with German Development Minister Dr Gerd Müller, followed by a roundtable discussion with the minister, Tchibo's CEO and other businesspeople on global trade and sustainability.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks

At the end of our first business year Y1 we would like to express our gratitude for many successful transactions.

Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.

We look forward to Y2!

 

WIESE LUKAS – Transactions, structures,

commitment

(German version)

 

 

17 MaY 2017

On 17 May 2017, the chapter Northern Germany of the German Young Ifa Network (YIN) held its first discussion meeting on “Current Developments with regard to
cross-border licence payments”. Participants were
lawyers and tax advisors as well as representatives of
companies, universities, the tax administration and tax
courts. The meeting was hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hamburg and led by Philipp
Lukas who is a member of the board of YIN Germany and
 head of the chapter Northern Germany of YIN.

 

 

21 March 2017

International Tax Law and Trade Tax: On 21 March 2017, Philipp Lukas gave a lecture on “Amendments to Section 7 of the German Trade Tax Act – renunciation of the territoriality principle?” in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. The meeting was hosted by the International Fiscal Association – Division Nothern Germany and co-hosted by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the Hamburg Tax Advisors Association and the International Tax Insititute of the University of Hamburg.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON THE AMENDMENTS TO SECTION
7 OF THE GERMAN TRADE TAX ACT

(GERMAN VERSION)

 


18 March 2017

Felix Baßier (c.) received the WIESE LUKAS Award for
the best term paper at Bucerius Law School in 2016. Congratulations! The laudatory speech was delivered
by Professor Reinhard Zimmermann (l.), director of the Hamburg based Max Planck Institute for comparative
and international Private Law.

 


2/3 February 2017

The Hamburg Corporate Tax Law Forum gathered more than 330 participants for its annual meeting in the auditorium of Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Legal consultants, members of the German tax administration, federal tax court judges and legal scholars from around the country discussed topical issues of German corporate tax law. A key topic was the implementation of the OECD action items concerning BEPS. Professor Henning Vöpel, chairman of the Hamburg Institute on the Global Economy (HWWI), held the opening speech. Götz T. Wiese chaired the first panel on “Recent Changes to German Corporate Tax Law”.

 

For more information on the 7th Hamburg Corporate Tax Law Forum

(German version)

 


7 December 2016

Götz T. Wiese was appointed honorary professor by Bucerius Law Schol Germany's first private law school.

 

PRESS RELEASE BUCERIUS LAW SCHOOL

(German version)

 


5 December 2016

At the headquarters of the Federation of German Industries in Berlin, members of the International Fiscal Association gathered for the inaugural meeting of YIN Germany, a network of international tax experts under 40. Representing Northern Germany, Philipp Lukas was appointed member of the board of YIN Germany.

 


8 November 2016

As part of our lecture series “Focus: Taxation and Corporate Law” we presented to our clients “The new inheritance tax law for corporate businesses”. The evening closed with a reception and an interesting exchange of views on various business topics.

 

WIESE LUKAS on the new inheritance
tax law for corporate businesses

(German version)

 

 

6 OCTOBER 2016

Grand Opening: Bucerius Kunst Forum's exhibition "Venice. City of Artists." opened on 1 October 2016. WIESE LUKAS, a supporting member of Bucerius Kunst

Club, participated in the vernissage the day before. We enjoyed paintings from Canaletto, Tiepolo, Turner, Monet and Kandinsky, photographs taken by

Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth, and many other works of art.

 

 

14 September 2016

WIESE LUKAS participating in "Berenberg Multi Family Office Meeting" in Hamburg:
"Partnerships as asset management companies".

 

 

 

 

6 September 2016

The first meeting of our lecture series "Focus: Taxation and Corporate Law” was held on 6 September 2016. Götz T. Wiese and Philipp Lukas discussed various structures of holding companies for family-owned businesses.

 

WIESE LUKAS ON HOLDING COMPANIES FOR
FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES

(German version)

 

 

23 June 2016

German business paper Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers™ named our partner
Götz T. Wiese the Best Lawyers' 2017 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Hamburg and included him in
the Eighth Edition of “The Best Lawyers in Germany in the practice area of Tax Law. Well done!

 

 

19 MaY 2016

On 19 May 2016 WIESE LUKAS hosted a meeting of the International Fiscal Association – Division Northern Germany. Philipp Lukas and Götz T. Wiese gave a lecture on The assets of commercial holding partnerships.

 

WIESE LUKAS on commercial partnerships (German version)

 

 

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