Our profile

S&P SÖFFING is one of Germany’s leading law firms specialized in the field of tax law and tax proceedings with offices in Düsseldorf, Munich and Zürich (Switzerland). Further main areas of our practice are inheritance and family law as well as commercial and tax accounting law.

Dr. Matthias Söffing founded the law firm in 2002, originally under the name SÖFFING & Partner. Our clients include wealthy individuals and entrepreneurial families, investment companies, asset manager, family offices as well as upper medium-sized companies. In many cases, we also work for colleagues from Germany and abroad and act insofar as “advisor of the advisor”.

Our clients obtain individual and pragmatic solutions that are designed for sustainability and legal certainty. We are convinced that only the best possible specialization and the highest level of experience, up-to-date know-how and thoroughness guarantee competent and at the same time speedy legal advice. On the basis of excellent practical and scientific expertise, we advise with seriousness, discretion and continuity.

Our services

Tax-optimized asset and company succession planning

Tax-optimized structuring of assets and income

Inheritance Law focused structuring and advice in connection with property disputes

Family law advice, in particular structuring of matrimonial property schemes

Property Tax Law

Company transactions and restructurings

Commercial and Tax Accounting Law

Foundation Law and Foundation Tax Law, including advise on the integration of trusts

Representation at tax law proceedings and external tax audits

Criminal Tax Law

Asset Protection, with particular regard to Insolvency Law

Coming up 2018

With the turn of the year, we are opening a new chapter for our law firm in its now 16-year history. With the aim of being able to develop tailor-made solutions for our clients as efficiently as possible, we will complement our tax law-focussed asset and company succession consultancy in the future with a company primarily focused on inheritance and family law advice. Due to the companies’ individual focus, we will be able to align our advising approach even more closely to the unique needs of our clients. Within any mandate, both legal entities will be in constant exchange, so that there will be always the opportunity to draw on the necessary specialist knowledge.

Furthermore, our advisory approach will much more focus on the aspects of cross-border asset and company succession planning. In this way, we want to enable our domestic and foreign clients to take into account the opportunities and risks of the ever increasing internationalization of (tax) law when making their decisions.

Our law firm has also been strengthened from a personal point of view. As of 1 January 2018, Dr. Steffen Kranz is a partner of our law firm. From our location in Düsseldorf, Steffen provides tax law-focussed advisory services, in particular in the field of national as well as cross-border asset and company succession. As of 1 May 2018, our law firm will also move into new offices in the Media Tower of Düsseldorf’s Medienhafen. Responsible partner for the locations in Munich and (new) Freiburg i.Br. will be the inheritance law expert Dr. Peter E. Ouart, author and co-editor of the “Deutscher Erbrechtskommentar” as well as long-time president of the German Association for the Advocacy of the German Provenance Law (DGE). As a further partner, Katharina Ernst will manage the location in Zurich and advise on inheritance and family law issues.

We look forward to informing you about all developments in the near future.