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Prof. Dr. Jens Schönfeld is a Partner with Flick Gocke Schaumburg - one of the largest and leading German law firms with a strong focus on tax law.

Jens joined the firm in 2004 after several years in the management of a family-owned business. He works as a certified tax lawyer with a centre of interest in international taxation. His clients are German and international stock listed companies as well as leading family-owned businesses and well-known high networth individuals. Jens is personally based in Bonn and Dusseldorf but his team extends accross Germany (Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg). In addition to this, he is regularly in the US to cater his North American clients, and to support his German clients to operate in the US. Jens has a strong procedural practice and represents his clients regularly before the European Court of Justice as well as before the German Federal Fiscal Court and the regional tax courts.

He received his Ph.D., summa cum laude from the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn. He is also a graduate of the Free University Berlin and of the University Kiel with a J.D. and a Master in Business Administration. Jens is a member of the International Fiscal Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association as well as of the German Tax Law Society. He lectures at several universities, holds a Honorary Professorship at the University of Osnabrück and sits on a number of boards.

Jens is the editor of several well-regarded books/commentaries in international tax law. He publishes regularly in German and international tax journals, and is a member of the editorial board of the leading German journal on international taxation (Internationales Steuerrecht - IStR)

  • Benrather Straße 31
    Düsseldorf 40213
  • Fritz-Schäffer-Straße 1
    Bonn 53113
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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Tax Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Tax Law, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2024 for work in:
  • Tax Law
  • European Research Prize 2001
  • Albert-Hensel-Prize 2004

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