I advise enterprises and their investors on the most efficient way to structure their businesses and investments from both a legal and business perspective.

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With more than 20 years of experience advising German and international institutional and private investors, Jens-Uwe is the go-to partner in our German office when it comes to tax advice. One of his key focuses is advising clients in connection with their cross-border investments (share and asset deals), including tax structuring, contract drafting, and negotiating and implementing tax structures, as well as supporting them with their project management and due diligence processes or restructuring their businesses. He regularly advises clients in the media, technology, real estate, and transportation sectors.

In addition to advising national and multinational enterprises, Jens-Uwe has also established a reputation for advising publicly owned undertakings, especially on tax matters in connection with their commercial businesses, such as sale and leaseback transactions, or in conjunction with their real estate assets.

Jens-Uwe has been lecturing about tax and business law at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin since 2004 and income tax and international tax at the University of Potsdam since 2015. He regularly publishes in the areas of corporate income tax, trade tax matters, and international tax.

He is frequently recommended in legal directories, including Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and JUVE, one of Germany’s main legal directories, describing his practice as “highly regarded for its tax law capability.” He has won the European Tax Awards from International Tax Review twice.

At MoFo, Jens-Uwe heads our German Tax practice. He is an acknowledged Tax Adviser by the Berlin Senate Administration for Finance.

Representative Experience

  • 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.
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