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Axel Schilder's practice focuses on tax law and real estate transactions. A partner in our Tax practice, Axel represents clients in all aspects of tax law and real estate and corporate transactions, including financing structures, fund structuring and capital market transactions.

He also counsels closed- and open-ended German and international private and real estate funds on tax issues related to cross-border and fund investment and advises corporate clients and individuals on value-added tax optimization structures and tax audits.

Axel has extensive experience representing financial institutions as well as investment funds, including family offices with their particularities with respect to both tax and non-tax issues and requirements.

With more than 25 years of experience as lawyer and tax advisor as well as tax officer with the German tax authorities, Axel not only has extensive experience in legal counselling, but also has in-depth knowledge of the internal processes of tax administration and issues related to the practical implementation of tax compliance structures.

Axel has been recognized by JUVE TaxHandelsblatt and Best Lawyers among Germany's best tax lawyers.

Axel has been a member of the advisory board at the Academy of the Real Estate Industry (ADI) for many years, where he also regularly lectures on real estate tax law.

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Credentials

Germany

Germany (Admitted 1/22/2003 - Member # A368A0)

Steuerberaterkammer (Admitted 2005 - Member# A30788)

English

German

Recommended Lawyer for Transactional Tax


JUVE Tax Handbook, 2021

Recognized as one of Germany's Best Tax Lawyers


Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, 2017-2022

Recognized as one of Germany's Best Real Estate Lawyers


Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, 2021/22

"top-class industry knowledge ... very good structuring advice"


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2018

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Recommended Lawyer for Transactional Tax


JUVE Tax Handbook, 2021

Recognized as one of Germany's Best Tax Lawyers


Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, 2017-2022

Recognized as one of Germany's Best Real Estate Lawyers


Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, 2021/22

"top-class industry knowledge ... very good structuring advice"


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2018

Matters

Represent Barings Real Estate Advisers in the sale including tax structuring of “The Westlight” in Berlin.

Represent BEOS AG in the disposal of a EUR 520 million fund portfolio. The transaction was carried out by way of a unit deal (i.e. transferring the fund shares of former investors to new investors).

Represent Tishman Speyer Investment Management GmbH in the EUR 200 million acquisition including the set-up of the fund and tax structuring of the office tower "Bürohaus an der Alten Oper" in Frankfurt.

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Represent Barings Real Estate Advisers in the sale including tax structuring of “The Westlight” in Berlin.

Represent BEOS AG in the disposal of a EUR 520 million fund portfolio. The transaction was carried out by way of a unit deal (i.e. transferring the fund shares of former investors to new investors).

Represent Tishman Speyer Investment Management GmbH in the EUR 200 million acquisition including the set-up of the fund and tax structuring of the office tower "Bürohaus an der Alten Oper" in Frankfurt.

Represent Hannover Leasing in the sale including tax advice of the mixed-used real property “Colosseo” in Frankfurt to Patrizia.

Represent Tishman Speyer in the acquisition of the Berlin trophy office building “Pressehaus am Alexander Platz”.

Represent Barings Real Estate Advisers in the acquisition of the Berliner Volksbank headquarter at Budapester Strasse 35 from a real estate fund.

Represent AEW Europe and Thor Equities JV in the EUR 200 million acquisition of 100 New Oxford Street, London including advice on fund structuring and regulatory law.

Represent TRIUVA in the sale of the real estate property Frankfurt Central to a commercial real estate mandate managed by Aberdeen Asset Management Deutschland AG.

Matters

Represent Barings Real Estate Advisers in the sale including tax structuring of “The Westlight” in Berlin.

Represent BEOS AG in the disposal of a EUR 520 million fund portfolio. The transaction was carried out by way of a unit deal (i.e. transferring the fund shares of former investors to new investors).

Represent Tishman Speyer Investment Management GmbH in the EUR 200 million acquisition including the set-up of the fund and tax structuring of the office tower "Bürohaus an der Alten Oper" in Frankfurt.

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Matters

Represent Barings Real Estate Advisers in the sale including tax structuring of “The Westlight” in Berlin.

Represent BEOS AG in the disposal of a EUR 520 million fund portfolio. The transaction was carried out by way of a unit deal (i.e. transferring the fund shares of former investors to new investors).

Represent Tishman Speyer Investment Management GmbH in the EUR 200 million acquisition including the set-up of the fund and tax structuring of the office tower "Bürohaus an der Alten Oper" in Frankfurt.

Represent Hannover Leasing in the sale including tax advice of the mixed-used real property “Colosseo” in Frankfurt to Patrizia.

Represent Tishman Speyer in the acquisition of the Berlin trophy office building “Pressehaus am Alexander Platz”.

Represent Barings Real Estate Advisers in the acquisition of the Berliner Volksbank headquarter at Budapester Strasse 35 from a real estate fund.

Represent AEW Europe and Thor Equities JV in the EUR 200 million acquisition of 100 New Oxford Street, London including advice on fund structuring and regulatory law.

Represent TRIUVA in the sale of the real estate property Frankfurt Central to a commercial real estate mandate managed by Aberdeen Asset Management Deutschland AG.

Credentials

Germany

Germany (Admitted 1/22/2003 - Member # A368A0)

Steuerberaterkammer (Admitted 2005 - Member# A30788)

English

German

Recommended Lawyer for Transactional Tax


JUVE Tax Handbook, 2021

Recognized as one of Germany's Best Tax Lawyers


Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, 2017-2022

Recognized as one of Germany's Best Real Estate Lawyers


Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, 2021/22

"top-class industry knowledge ... very good structuring advice"


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2018

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Recognition

Recommended Lawyer for Transactional Tax


JUVE Tax Handbook, 2021

Recognized as one of Germany's Best Tax Lawyers


Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, 2017-2022

Recognized as one of Germany's Best Real Estate Lawyers


Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, 2021/22

"top-class industry knowledge ... very good structuring advice"


Legal 500 Deutschland, 2018