Tanja Schienke

+4969-717030

Tanja Schienke

Associated Partner  |  Flick Gocke Schaumburg
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Germany

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

(International) Succession planning particularly inheritance and gift tax
Taxation foreign trusts in Germany
Advising non-profit organizations

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Transaction of Canadian real estate into a German GmbH Holding for a German family

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Take the time to understand what your client wants and needs.
Never stop learning.

What is your favourite quote?

You have to try the impossible to achieve the possible. Hermann Hesse


Christian von Oertzen

+49 69 717 03 0

Christian von Oertzen

Partner  |  Flick Gocke Schaumburg
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Germany

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Succession planning
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

The constant workflow of international estate planning projects, especially with the US, as well as developing several close and personal client relationships beyond the world of taxes and laws.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Develop your academic skills, write a lot, speak at conferences, but at the same time be an empathic person trying to listen to the client. Try to communicate clearly and not technically, be on time and be always totally reliable.

What is your favourite quote?

"Who thinks who achieved something, has stopped to develop himself," Philipp Rosental.


Andreas Richter

+49 (30) 25353-132

Andreas Richter

Partner  |  P+P Pöllath & Partners
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Germany

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family business governance
Succession planning
Family office

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Mediation between TEP shareholder groups.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Focus.

What is your favourite quote?

“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly,” Gilbert Keith Chesterton.


Katharina Hemmen

+49 (69) 247047-83

Dr. Katharina Hemmen

Counsel  |  P+P Pöllath + Partners
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Germany

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Succession planning
Residency and domiciliation
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Transfer of shares in holding company to next generation for an UHNWI requiring close cooperation with German tax authorities (private letter ruling) and involving several other jurisdictions.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

What is your favourite quote?

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,” Aristotle.