On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, bepartners presented the 7th German-Luxembourg Fund Forum at the Golf-Club Grand-Ducal in Luxembourg. The first session was about taxes regarding "Investment of Luxembourg Funds in German Real Estate". Our principal Friederike Schmidt opened with the technical tax ...>
On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019, bepartners invited to the round table discussion "befit: ATAD I Directive – Current Status of Implementation in Germany and Luxembourg" which was held at our firm's premises on Nordstraße 116 in Düsseldorf. Our partner Alexander Skowronek and Johannes ...>
On February 26, 2019, Professor Steffen Lampert and 11 students of the Bachelor of Business Law course of the University of Osnabrück visited bepartners in Düsseldorf. The students presented their seminar papers focusing on tax law. The seminar papers covered a ...>
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:
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 ...>
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 ...>
The UK First-Tier Tribunal Tax Chamber found that a German pension scheme was eligible for an income tax exemption in the UK even though it could not register as a public service pension scheme in the UK, because it had ...>
We are rated in law firm rankings of internationally recognized directories.
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 and Partners ranked Bödecker Ernst & Partner among the leading firms for "Investment Funds: Germany" and continiously recognises our Partner, Carsten Bödecker, as "Leader in his Field".
"Reputable boutique enters the rankings on the basis of market recognition and a notable client base. Highly experienced in legal, regulatory and tax due diligence, often advising insurance groups and occupational pension schemes. Regularly assists with real estate investments and portfolio transfers and the setting-up of funds and pooling vehicles. Offers further expertise in liability risk assessments and operational topics."
Chambers Europe has again listed Bödecker Ernst & Partner among the leading firms for "Investment Funds: Germany" and continiously recognises our Partner, Carsten Bödecker, as "Leader in his Field".
"We believe Bödecker Ernst & Partner to be exceptionally well positioned regarding a fully fledged ongoing service provider during the whole life cycle of a given investment fund, may it be specialized or mutual funds."
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.‘“
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‘.“
The World Tax Guide of the International Tax Review lists Bödecker Ernst & Partner as Top Tier Firm for Transactional Tax.
“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.“
„Positive, hands-on, pragmatic and client-focused.“
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‘.“