Michael Wendt

Michael Wendt


Recognized since 2023

Cologne, Germany

Practice Areas

Tax Law

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Michael’s main areas of expertise include German company taxation, tax accounting law and procedural law in tax matters. In particular, Michael is a renowned expert in the field of taxation of partnerships, one of the main areas in which YPOG provides tax advice.Michael is a graduate in tax administration and studied law in Münster. During and after his studies he was employed by a firm of tax advisors.Michael started his professional career as a judge at the Münster Tax Court. In 1992, he was seconded to the Ministry of Justice of the German state (Land) of Brandenburg; in 1995, he was appointed presiding judge at the Tax Court of the state of Brandenburg. Very soon after, in 1996, Michael was appointed judge at the Munich-based Federal Fiscal Court, Germany’s highest court in tax matters.When he was made presiding judge at the Federal Fiscal Court in 2010, he simultaneously assumed the presidency of the IV Senate.In addition to serving as a judge, Michael assumed the role of the Federal Fiscal Court’s spokesperson (2006–2011). In August 2021, Michael reached the statutory age limit for judges.Moreover, Michael was as a lecturer at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and taught master-program students at Münster University.

Contact & Links


  • Agrippinawerft 30
    Cologne 50678

Headquarters: Berlin, Germany

19 The Best Lawyers in Germany awards

23 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2023 for work in:

  • Tax Law

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