Jens-Uwe Hinder

Jens-Uwe Hinder


University of Freiburg (First State Exam, 1991)
University of San Diego (LL.M., 1993)
Berlin Supreme Court (Second State Exam, 1995)
University of Münster (Dr. iur., 1997)
Berlin Senate Administration for Finance (Tax Adviser Examination, 2000)

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Deutsche Version

Jens-Uwe Hinder is a partner at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and the head of MoFo's German tax and accounting law practice.

He advises German and multinational institutional and private investors, in particular in connection with their cross-border investments (share and asset deals), including tax structuring, contract drafting, negotiating and implementing complex tax structures, as well as project management, due diligence and restructuring of multinational enterprises. Jens-Uwe Hinder has a strong focus on the media, technology, real estate and transportation sectors.

Mr. Hinder is also an experienced adviser of publicly owned undertakings, which he advises on tax matters in connection with their commercial businesses, such as sale and leaseback transactions, as well as in conjunction with their real estate assets.

Since 2004 Mr. Hinder lectures tax and business law at the Berlin Brandenburgische Academy of Sciences and Humanities inBerlin and since 2015 income tax and international tax at the University of Potsdam. He authored numerous essays and articles, especially on corporate income tax and trade tax matters as well as international tax.

Representative Matters

  • 21st Century Fox regarding the sale of the Fox Mobile Group (Jamba!) to a financial investor.
  • 21st Century Fox on the subscription of a convertible bond and the capital increase of Sky.
  • DAM Invest on the restructuring of financing and the acquisition of RAIL.ONE by AXA PE.
  • Italian investor group on the acquisition of a property portfolio.
  • Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe in connection with international leasing structures.
  • Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe in connection with the sale of the Potsdamer Strasse properties in Berlin.
  • KEOLIS on the bidding process for Arriva Deutschland.
  • JER Real Estate Partners on the sale of a residential and commercial real estate portfolio of 40 properties for a purchase price of €160 million.
  • APN Funds Management Limited regarding the acquisition of 200 shopping centers throughout Germany for approx. €600 million.
  • Colony Capital on investment matters concerning national and international investment in the US Colony Real Estate III funds.
  • Deutsche Bank, London, on the international tax structuring of the acquisition of a shopping center in Germany.
  • Catalyst Capital on the international tax structuring of investments in Berlin.
  • PubliGroupe S.A. with regard to a joint venture (Zanox) with Axel Springer.
  • Best Lawyers Germany 2020: Recommended for Tax Law, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Best Lawyers Germany 2019: Reommended for Tax Law and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Legal 500 Germany 2017 and 2018: Recommended for Tax Law
  • Juve Handbuch 2016/2017/2018: Law firm “highly regarded for its tax law capability“
  • Legal 500 Germany 2016: Recommended for Tax Law
  • Best Lawyers Germany 2016: Recommended for Tax Law
  • Who’s Who Legal 2015/2016: Leading Individual Corporate Tax
  • International Tax Review 2015: Winner Tax Awards for European Media & Entertainment Deal of the Year.
  • Legal 500 Germany 2015: Recommended for Tax Law
  • Legal 500 Germany 2014: Recommended for Tax Law
  • International Tax Review 2012: Winner European Tax Awards
  • Chambers Europe 2009 and 2010: Recommended for Tax Law

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