Legal and tax consulting
from one source.

About Us

ZWP is a Munich based interdisciplinary law firm specialising in complex tax and commercial law mandates as well as in specific industries. We deliberately limit ourselves to areas of law and transactions in which we have proven expertise. Our aim is to provide advice in these areas matching the standards of much larger law firms, while maintaining the advantages of a small unit for our clients.

We advise companies and individuals on domestic and international tax law as well as on corporate and contract law, transactions and regulatory law for investment firms. We have many years of experience in these areas and advise our domestic and foreign clients at the highest professional level.

In areas of law beyond our core competence and for cross-border tasks, we work with an established network of colleagues who share our quality standards. Our independence allows us to freely collaborate with other domestic and international law firms, many of which are leaders in their respective area of practice.

Auditing services are provided by our partner as an independent auditor.

Practice Areas

We advise domestic and international clients on complex tax matters. In addition to tax structuring, we also represent our clients before tax authorities and fiscal courts. This includes representation in cases relating to fiscal offences, as well as the preparation of voluntary disclosures. A further focus of our work is tax-focused advice on transactions and structuring as well as succession planning. Our main areas of focus include:

  • Comprehensive tax advice to companies and private clients
  • Expert opinions on tax law issues
  • Advice and representation in proceedings relating to fiscal offences
  • Preparation and filing of voluntary disclosures
  • Advice on tax structuring
  • Tax structuring of asset succession
  • Tax due diligence
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax optimisation of corporate structures and financing
  • Tax structuring of all types of transactions
  • Advice and representation during tax audits, in appeal proceedings and before fiscal courts
  • Tax structuring of employee participation schemes
  • Non-profit law
  • Tax structuring and reviewing of investment products
We advise our clients on corporate matters, particularly on optimizing the legal form and group structure from a tax and corporate perspective, and on important contracts. We structure transactions, especially from a tax point of view, and support our clients in negotiations. Our main focus includes the following areas:

  • Formation of companies
  • Structuring of corporate groups
  • Restructuring, in particular corporate reorganizations and contributions of business units
  • Financing
  • Intercompany agreements
  • Contracts with tax and/or regulatory implications
  • Company acquisitions (share deals and asset deals)
  • Due diligence (legal, tax, financial)

We advise German and international investment firms on all regulatory matters. Our main focuses include

  • Determining whether activities require a license
  • Applications for licenses under the German Investment Firm Act (Wertpapierinstitutsgesetz)
  • Structuring international activities (branch offices, cross-border services, European Passport), including tax aspects
  • Compliance (e.g. preparing and implementing internal guidelines in all relevant areas, such as IFD/ IFR, securities law, AML)
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts (such as distribution agreements, asset management agreements and outsourcing agreements) under legal, regulatory and tax aspects
  • Dealing with regulators, regulatory notifications

Professionals

Attorney at Law and Certified Tax Attorney

Admitted to the bar in 1993 Certified tax attorney since 2001

Education and Professional Experience
  • Legal studies and law clerk in Bonn, Munich and Tokyo
  • Attorney at a multidisciplinary law firm 1993-1999
  • Founded the firm under the firm name Eder Zitzewitz & Partner in 2000
 
Main Practice Areas
  • Domestic and international tax law
  • Fiscal offences
  • Voluntary dicslorures
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax structuring of asset succession
  • Tax focused advice on transactions and structuring
  • Corporate law
  • Tax focused structuring of employee participation programs
  • Non-profit law
 
Professional Memberships
  • International Fiscal Association
  • German-Japanese Lawyer Association
 
Languages German and English
Attorney at Law

Admitted to the bar in 2002

Education and Professional Experience
  • Studied law and economics, clerkship and PhD studies in Bayreuth
  • State Attorney in Munich
  • Joined Zitzewitz Wunsch & Partner in 2002

Main Practice Areas
  • Domestic and international tax law
  • Tax structuring, transactions
  • Fiscal offences
  • Investment firms

Languages
German and English
Auditor and Tax Advisor

Admitted as auditor and tax advisor in 1993

Education and Professional Experience
  • Studied economics and law in Munich
  • Ph.D. from University of Bamberg
  • Worked in the M&A division of a major German bank 1988-1989
  • Worked in an international audit firm 1989-1991
  • Independent management consultant 1991-1999
  • Founded the firm under the firm name Eder Zitzewitz & Partner in 2000 with Stephan von Zitzewitz

Main Practice Areas
  • German tax law, in particular in media and entertainment
  • Due diligence (financial and tax)
  • Company valuation, expert opinions/ certifications on asset valuation
  • Organization of accounting systems, setting up internal control systems and internal audit

Professional Memberships
LSWB

Languages
German and English
Attorney at Law

Admitted to the bar in 2006

Education and Professional Experience
  • Completed training as a tax clerk
  • Legal studies and law clerk in Berlin
  • Worked in an international audit firm in Berlin 2006 – 2008
  • Attorney at a multidisciplinary law firm in Munich 2009 – 2016
  • Attorney at ZWP Zitzewitz Wunsch & Partner since 2016

Main Practice Areas
  • Domestic tax law
  • Corporate law
  • Non-profit law
  • Fiscal offences

Languages
German and English

Career

We are a small, specialised team, work at the highest professional level and attach great importance to a great working atmosphere and collegiality.

Lawyers/ tax consultants/ auditors

We are open to qualified graduates, but are currently primarily looking for a colleague with several years of professional experience in tax law.

In addition to the usual criteria – very good exams (for lawyers usually at least twice fully satisfactory), fluent English and additional qualifications – and your professional specialisation, your personality is a vital factor for us. We enjoy working together and welcome applicants who share this attitude.

Tax clerks

Unfortunately, we do not have any vacancies for tax clerks at the moment.

Assistants

Unfortunately, we do not have any vacancies for assistants at the moment.

Please send your application to:

ZWP Zitzewitz Wunsch & Partner
Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater mbB
Mr. Stephan von Zitzewitz
Widenmayerstr. 6
D-80538 Munich

or by e-mail to: bewerbung@zwp.law

Contact

Contact ZWP Zitzewitz Wunsch & Partner
Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater mbB

Widenmayerstraße 6
D-80538 Munich
Germany

Tel.: + 49 (0) 89 38 66 73 30
Fax: + 49 (0) 89 38 66 73 40
E-Mail: zwp@zwp.law