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Dr. Norbert Schneider, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Dr. Norbert Schneider

Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Düsseldorf, Germany

About Me

Norbert brings more than 20 years’ tax experience to complex, cross-border tax matters.

He is renowned for his advice on the structuring and financing of M&A transactions. He has also an impressive track record in tax-optimised corporate restructurings, where he is able to combine his cutting-edge tax advice with corporate law and accounting implications into seamless advice for the client. He is a sought-after adviser for a wide range of clients that include German and foreign multinationals and also private equity investors.

Norbert’s wide-ranging knowledge, and his track record in his main fields, forms the basis for a highly recognized market standing with a broad range of listings in Who’s Who Corporate Tax Germany and Global, Chambers, JUVE, Handelsblatt Best Lawyers and Legal 500 EMEA. He has a broad network of close contacts within the German tax administration, which often makes the difference to come to an efficient solution for complex problems. 

Before joining the firm, he worked as a tax inspector. He is the author of numerous publications on tax law, with recent works including writing on group taxation and tax-efficient restructurings. He is a frequent speaker on tax-related issues at the university in Düsseldorf as well as on seminars.

Dr. Norbert Schneider's Passles

Freshfields Technology Quotient

Insights at the intersection of technology and the law

German taxation of non-German IP transactions – new decree assists some multinationals but forces others to litigate

For almost a year, there has been a fierce debate about whether Germany has the right to tax (based on a very old and formerly unenforced...

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