Dirk Schade

Dr Dirk Schade


Dr Dirk Schade has broad experience in the field of national and cross-border corporate taxation.

His expertise not only covers tax planning and its contractual implementation but also supporting clients in preparing tax returns. Furthermore, Dirk represents clients in tax audits, administrative appeal procedures with the tax authorities and in tax court proceedings.

Besides the general issues of group taxation, Dirk also specialises in international tax law. In this context, his extensive experience includes expertise on the taxation of foreign companies with limited tax liability, cross-border restructurings including company valuations, taxation of permanent establishments, double taxation law and refunding of or indemnity from withholding tax. Dirk also focuses in particular on advising clients in the field of determining, documenting and defending transfer pricing as well as on the implications for international companies in view of the implementation of BEPS measures.

In addition, Dirk regularly advises on tax-related issues in the context of transactions in the field of M&A, private equity and venture capital. He can draw on wide experience in advising clients on joint ventures as well as on real estate transfer tax.

Dirk is a lecturer at the University of Cologne (LL.M. Business Taxation programme).


Published Work

  • Schade D. (2018) Kommentar zu BFH - 29.11.2017 - I R 58/15 - "Betriebsstättenzurechnung von Ausschüttungen bei gewerblich geprägter inländischer KG mit Drittstaatsgesellschaftern", BB 2018, page 1000
  • Schade D., Rapp B. (2016) "Ländererlass v. 16.12.2015 zu § 8 Abs. 2 GrEStG nF – Vertrauensschutz „light“?", DStR 2016, page 657-662
  • Schade D., Rapp B. (2015) "Verfassungswidrigkeit des § 8 Abs. 2 GrEStG: Worauf darf der Steuerpflichtige vertrauen?", DStR 2015, page 2166-2171
  • Schade D., Wagner S. (2015) "Inlandsbezug bei Organträger und Organgesellschaft in grenzüberschreitenden Fällen", Chapter 27, in: Prinz/Witt, Steuerliche Organschaft, 1st edition 2015, page 977-1009

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer, LL.M. Corporate Tax Law Course, University of Cologne

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, Munich Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer)



Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2004

Assessor, Germany, 2003

Referendar, Germany, 2001


Dr jur. University of Bayreuth, 2012

Second German Law Degree, Higher Regional Court of Bamberg, Germany, 2003 

First German Law Degree, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 2001

Commercial Lawyer (Wirtschaftsjurist), University of Bayreuth, Germany, 2000


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