Legal representation

Do you need help appealing against unjustified claims? Do you want to enforce your rights in court or have the success prospects of potential appeal proceedings examined? Do you have questions about enforcement proceedings?

Our long-standing experience in representing diverse clients, be it before German courts or in European payment order procedures, ensures that we can conduct proceedings in a way that is tailored to every situation and client. Together, we will discuss the risks involved in the proceedings, inform you about the anticipated costs of the proceedings and explore alternative solutions. We will collaborate with you to identify the material facts of the case and will highlight any positions and evidence that is favourable for you. Honesty and openness in our relationships with our clients are a prerequisite for a trusting cooperation, which we consider absolutely essential.

"Good preparation for court proceedings is the key to success. Our task is to work on what is important for you – positive aspects and arguments – and to do that, we must first clarify all the facts of the case. Together, we will discuss the necessary information and evidence options.“

Quote by Prof Dr Carmen Griesel

Professional management of proceedings and a sophisticated strategy, alongside a trusting cooperation, are the guarantors of the successful enforcement of your rights. We will represent you before all German district and regional courts as well as higher regional courts, labour and regional labour courts, including social courts and financial courts.

Our special expertise in proceedings before financial courts and the Federal Tax Court enables us to precisely analyse your concerns in tax dispute cases and develop tailored strategies. We understand that every tax situation is unique and requires an individual approach involving close coordination with your tax advisor. Far from working against your tax advisor, we see them as an important member of the team that will ensure success in tax court. We also handle summary proceedings before tax courts as well as non-admission complaints and appeal proceedings before the Federal Tax Court.

"Our team has comprehensive knowledge and experience in representing clients before tax courts and the Federal Tax Court with an exceptional track record. We are passionately committed to your interests and work hard to achieve the best possible results for you."

Quote by Prof Dr Jürgen Mertes

Thanks to our special expertise in tax law, we can also represent your interests in tax investigation cases. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are facing the prospect of tax criminal proceedings or if these proceedings have already been initiated. We will support you in protecting your rights in such proceedings and will assist you in preparing a voluntary disclosure to avoid criminal prosecution.

As important as winning a court case is the prompt and effective enforcement of court decisions to assert your rights. It is only during enforcement proceedings that it becomes clear whether the decisions can be implemented in practice. Our partners have in-depth knowledge of all options of enforcement proceedings and can draw on extensive experience from day-to-day practice to immediately take the necessary action against defaulting debtors. We will keep the specifics of your individual case in mind at all times. In the case of enforcement abroad, we have effective cooperation partners, whom we will be happy to recommend to you. Of course, we will also discuss the costs of the various enforcement options with you. Contact us and take advantage of our competent and professional enforcement service.

Your contact person

Vanessa Griesel
Lawyer, Partner
Prof Dr Jürgen Mertes
Auditor, Tax Advisor, Managing Director
Prof Dr Carmen Griesel
Lawyer, Tax Advisor, Partner - Managing Director
  • Tax
  • Law
Tax consultancy

We understand tax consultancy as a holistic approach that encompasses comprehensive analysis, planning, and optimisation of tax matters for individuals, businesses, organisations and institutions. Ensuring compliance with tax obligations, from financial accounting to tax declarations, is also part of the tax consultancy services offered by GKM Tax and Law.

Tax structuring

As stated in a Federal Court of Justice ruling from as early as 1965: "Whoever has the duty to pay taxes also has the right to save on taxes." To achieve this, the lawyers and tax advisors here at GKM Tax and Law utilise their extensive knowledge to plan and structure your taxes with utmost care and in compliance with all legal regulations. Our goal? Minimise your tax burden transparently and efficiently.

Financial auditing

The area of financial auditing encompasses a huge variety of content. From the audit of the annual financial statements by our associated partners to financial advice matters or the support of M&A deals, GKM Tax and Law offers a whole range of consultancy services.

Private clients

Advising private clients is a specialised service of GKM Tax and Law that is tailored to the individual needs of high-net-worth individuals. It encompasses an extensive range of services aimed at protecting, managing, and optimising wealth.

Corporate law

Corporate law and tax law are inherently linked, as the legal structure of a company has direct implications for its taxes. Changes in the corporate structure can trigger tax consequences, and tax planning requires a thorough understanding of corporate legal frameworks. A holistic view of both legal areas is therefore crucial to reconcile legal and tax aspects and achieve optimal results.

Tax law

The combination of tax knowledge and legal expertise enables us to work out accurate solutions to complex matters. We consider the entirety of tax law and not just individual specialised regulations.

Legal representation

Successful representation in legal proceedings requires expertise, strategic planning, evidence-based argumentation, strong communication and negotiation skills, assertiveness, as well as effective teamwork and resource management. You will find all of this and more at GKM Tax and Law. Our team has an exceptionally high level of experience in the field of successful legal representation, whether in tax court proceedings or in civil and labour law cases.

Contract law and drafting of contracts

Contract law and drafting are essential components of structural tax planning. The goal here is to create clear and fair contracts that consider the interests of all parties and minimise legal risks. Our lawyers will help ensure that previously devised strategies are implemented in the most optimal way possible.

Civil law

Our lawyers will advise, represent, and support you in all civil law matters. This includes, for example, analysing legal matters, drafting legal documents such as complaint letters or contracts, representing clients in court and in out-of-court negotiations, and developing strategies to uphold our clients' interests.