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May 16, 2018

On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, bepartners cordially invites you to the round table discussion "befit: Revised circular relating to the investments of Solvency I insurers and pension schemes" to be held at our firm's premises on Nordstraße 116 in Düsseldorf. The ... (more)

May 15, 2018

On June 08, 2018, in Frankfurt am Main ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, will host this year's German Tour Stop in Frankfurt am Main. The one-day event is titled "Luxembourg: The Global Fund Centre". The following issues will ... (more)

April 25, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, 2018 bepartners presented the 6th German-Luxembourg Fund Forum at the Golf-Club Grand-Ducal in Luxembourg on "Substance: What is required from a tax and regulatory perspective?". Harald Kuhn and Carsten Ernst gave an overview on regulatory and ... (more)


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:

May 17, 2018

On December 20, 2017, the European Court of Justice (joint cases C 504/16 "Deister Holding" and C 613/16 "Juhler Holding") decided that the German anti-abuse rule of Section 50d (3) of the German Income Tax Act in the version of 2007, which denies refunds ... (more)

April 17, 2018

In our beinformed dated February 14, 2018, we presented a decision of the European Court of Justice (joint cases C 504/16 „Deister Holding“ and C 613/16 „Juhler Holding“) stating that the German anti-abuse rule of Section 50d (3) of the German Income Tax ... (more)

February 19, 2018

About five years ago the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated in an infringement proceeding against Germany (ECJ November 22, 2012 – C-600/10, OJ 2013 C 26/3) that the European Com­mis­sion could not prove a violation of EU law caused by the ... (more)


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.


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'."


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'."


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‘.“


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‘.“


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.


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‘.“


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’:


„... excellent and professional firm“

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


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


„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.“