Events


Host and Visitor
October 25, 2019

On Thursday, November 14th, 2019, bepartners cordially invites you to the round table discussion "befit: ATAD II – Directive for Luxembourg Funds and German Investors" to be held at our firm's premises in Luxembourg, 37A, Avenue John F. Kennedy. Our ... (more)

October 10, 2019

In 2019 the Expo Real again opened its doors from the 7th to the 9th of October in Munich. Our partners, Dr. Carsten Bödecker and Carsten Ernst, took the chance to meet clients and discuss recent issues in person. (more)

July 12, 2019

On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019, bepartners invited to the round table discussion "befit: Annual Tax Act 2019 – Effects on fund sector" which was held at our firm's premises on Nordstraße 116 in Düsseldorf. Our partner, Alexander Skowronek, and our principal, Friederike ... (more)

Academia


Publications, Presentations and Lectures

Our colleagues are authors and lecturers. Dr. Carsten Bödecker is a visiting lecturer for International Taxation and Taxation of Financial Products at the University of Osnabrück since 2007 (LL.M. Taxation).

Publications, presentations and lectures by our colleagues:

September 23, 2019

Whether the lump-sum taxation in accordance with section 6 of the German Investment Tax Act 2004 (GITA 2004) violates EU or constitutional law in the absence of the tax bases in accordance with section 5 of the GITA 2004 has ... (more)

September 4, 2019

In late July, the German federal government published a draft bill on additional tax incentives for electromobility and amendments to other tax provisions. It is basically the omnibus law to be adopted every year (previously referred to simply as the ... (more)

July 17, 2019

Our partner Dr. Carsten Bödecker commented on the Luxembourg double tax treaty together with Alain Goebel, partner at Arendt & Medernach. The commentary was published last week by NWB. This publication stresses once again the competence of bepartners in all matters regarding ... (more)

Awards


Our expertise is recognized

Despite our firm's tender age, we have already been rated in law firm rankings of internationally recognized directories.

Chambers and Partners

Since 1999, Chambers and Partners have been researching the legal profession in Europe, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients.

2019

Chambers Europe lists Bödecker Ernst & Partner among the leading firms for “Investment Funds: Germany“. Again our Partner, Carsten Bödecker is recognised as “Leader in his Field“.

“Clients praise Carsten Bödecker as an ‘absolute expert within the fields of German and Luxembourg investment tax law.‘“

2018

Chambers Europe renews its recommendation of our Partner, Carsten Bödecker, as “Leader in his Field“ for “Investment Funds: Germany“.

“Carsten Bödecker is highly experienced in alternative investments and 'very calm, collected, technically very strong and very commercial in his approach' as well as 'pragmatic and practical'.“

2017

For the sixth time in a row, Chambers Europe 2017 continues to recommend our partner Carsten Bödecker as “Leader in his Field“ for “Investment Funds: Germany“.

“Clients appreciate that he is 'always very much on top of things: reachable, responsive and responsible'.“

2016

Chambers Europe has again recommended our partners Carsten Bödecker and Carsten Ernst as “Leaders in their Fields“ for “Investment Funds: Germany“ in its 2016 Edition.

“Interviewees note that Carsten Bödecker ‘gives understandable advice and is technically very able‘ in addition to having ‘commercial acumen‘.“

“Clients highlight that Carsten Ernst ‘understands what we need and is very proactive, always informing us of new legislation‘.“

2015

Chambers Europe continues to recommend our partners, Dr. Carsten Bödecker and Carsten Ernst, as “Leaders in their Fields“ for “Investment Funds: Germany“.

“Carsten Ernst of Bödecker Ernst & Partner wurde von Mandanten herausgestellt als Berater mit ‚strong focus on tax law, especially concerning foreign investment funds‘.“

2014

Once again, Chambers Europe recognizes both of our partners, Carsten Bödecker and Carsten Ernst, as “Leaders in their Fields“ for “Investment Funds: Germany“ in its 2014 edition.

2013

We are delighted to announce that Chambers Europe 2013 recognizes both of our partners, Carsten Bödecker and Carsten Ernst, as “Leaders in their Fields“ for “Investment Funds: Germany“.

“Carsten Bödecker of Bödecker Ernst & Partner impresses clients with his expertise in investment funds, asset management, real estate and tax. As one source declared, ‘he is innovative and creative but without jeopardising what the client can do‘.“

“Carsten Ernst of Bödecker Ernst & Partner focuses on investment funds, international tax, private equity and venture capital. Clients value how ‘he is always up to date and very helpful in structuring investments in an efficient way‘.“

2012

The legal directory Chambers and Partners rates Dr. Carsten Bödecker in the practice area “Investment Funds: Germany“ as a Leading Individual:

“Clients praise Carsten Bödecker of Bödecker Ernst & Partner as ‘an innovative lateral thinker who can provide cross-disciplinary investment advice‘.“

Legal 500

Legal 500 Germany recognizes Bödecker Ernst & Partner as a ‘Leading Firm’ for ‘Tax’:

2016

“... excellent and professional firm“

“Carsten Bödecker's and Carsten Ernst's have very high expertise and understanding of the needs of the clients“

2015

“The fund practice is ‘extremely powerful...’“

2014

“The Tax Team is ‘exceptionally strong‘ in the field of investment products and the tax optimization thereof, and distinguishes itself by ‘delivering results within an extremely short time period‘.“

“Carsten Ernst always has ‘up-to-date expert knowledge and is able to convey this knowledge in a comprehensible manner‘.“

International Tax Review's World Tax Guide

The World Tax Guide of the International Tax Review lists Bödecker Ernst & Partner as an internationally recognized tax firm.

“I have always been impressed with Bödecker & Ernst's extensive knowledge of both German and US tax laws. They are able to present the issues we encounter in Germany succinctly and in a way that allows us to comprehend the issues and support us in making both good business and tax decisions on behalf of our partners.“

“We are very happy with the convenient and competent way they handle all kind of questions in a timely manner and they are always very reliable.“

“Carsten Ernst impressed us because of his comprehensive knowledge and expertise.“