Your Attorneys, Tax Law Specialists and Tax Advisers in Cologne & Zurich

LHP Attorneys Tax Advisers is a Cologne-based law firm operating throughout Germany and specialising in the field of criminal tax law, tax disputes and tax structuring. We have successfully advised our clients in these fields for almost 20 years. In addition, in the context of our tax-related legal advice, we advise companies and entrepreneurs, as well as private individuals, in questions of company-law structuring or asset succession focussing on optimal inheritance-tax designs. Our high degree of specialisation ensures that we can fulfil both our own and our clients' high-quality requirements. We are attorneys, tax advisers, tax law specialists, certified criminal tax law advisers, expert consultants in international tax law and business mediators. 

Specialisation ensures the highest possible quality for our clients

Awards: We do not only satisfy our clients' demands. Our awards, which are based on recommendations by colleagues, confirm our counselling approach based on the principle of having, at least, two advisers.

Reliability: Should you need help immediately - as is often the case in criminal tax law - we make sure that you get an appointment quickly (in urgent cases usually on the same day). 

Specialisation: Because of our high level of specialisation we are familiar with all developments and details within the relevant individual legal fields. We regularly publish articles in the relevant specialist journals and make presentations at the relevant conferences.

Criminal tax law - Tax fraud and tax evasion

LHP Attorneys Tax Advisers are specialists in tax law with a long-standing focus on criminal tax law and voluntary self-disclosure. We provide qualified criminal tax law advice and represent our clients as defence counsel in court throughout Germany. Our attorneys have long-standing experience, a high level of competence in tax law and assertiveness in criminal tax law proceedings. 

Tax law disputes - Tax disputes and legal protection

Our tax law specialists can advise you in all tax questions regarding enforcing your tax claims. This applies, first and foremost, to all disputed company audits and any litigation before the fiscal courts and the Federal Fiscal Court. Our tax lawyers are able to look back on up to 20 years of relevant and practical experience in tax law and will competently support you in your tax concerns.

Tax structuring - Tax optimisation and tax avoidance

The legally certain and tax-optimised structuring of desired changes in corporate structures or private financial circumstances is in safe hands with our team of attorneys, tax law specialists and tax advisers. As expert consultants in international tax law, we specialise, in particular, in international matters.  

Tax-specific legal advice - Legal structuring and mediation

We combine our expertise in national and international tax law with in-depth knowledge from other relevant fields of company and inheritance law and use this knowledge to provide our clients with global and interdisciplinary advice. Amongst other aspects, we support you in contract law matters, in company or corporate law and in questions of inheritance law and estate administration. 

Exclusive know-how in working with the tax office and the tax authority

As attorneys, tax advisers and tax law specialists, as well as former tax officers, LHP Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater have very exclusive know-how in dealing with tax authorities and, in particular, the tax offices and the tax investigation department. A number of pitfalls have to be avoided, in particular, in litigation before the fiscal court and the Federal Fiscal Court. The same also applies to criminal tax proceedings. The latter require extensive and detailed knowledge of internal processes within the administration, of tax law and criminal law. In these cases, experts who are only tax advisers or who are only lawyers sometimes reach their limits. Because of our long-standing experience on both sides of the negotiation table, we can, as a rule, achieve excellent results for our clients. 

Do you need an appointment with a lawyer and tax adviser in Cologne?

In urgent cases (e.g. during a house search by the tax investigation department), you can get an appointment with a lawyer or tax law expert and tax adviser in Cologne at short notice - usually on the same day - at 0221/390977-0. During a first meeting, we can usually provide the client with an evaluation of his/her legal situation and an outlook regarding possible further proceedings. In this context, our counselling approach is based on transparency and honesty, i.e. in case success is less likely, we directly address this fact and point out the risks in existence. Sometimes, a personal visit is not possible. Therefore, an appointment can also be made via Skype. Simply talk to us.

Being right is not enough - we make sure that you win your case.

You must win your case. Our attorneys and tax advisers in Cologne are specialists and renowned experts in tax law disputes, criminal tax law and structuring counselling. We have obtained the necessary additional qualifications as tax advisers and/or tax law specialists and also have long experience, especially in proceedings before the fiscal courts and as defence lawyers in criminal tax proceedings. In addition, as lawyers, tax advisers or tax law specialists, our former tax officials know how "the other side" works.

We also advise colleagues (as tax advisers and lawyers)

Colleagues (tax advisers and lawyers) appreciate our advice in those cases which are not part of their day-to-day work. We are pleased to provide them with our special skills as partners - and not as competitors. This applies, in particular, in cases from the fields of litigation before fiscal courts, criminal tax law (in particular in defending criminal tax proceedings), professional third-party liability and fee issues as well as expert reports and structuring proposals regarding specific legal and tax issues. Upon request, we offer colleagues client protection and act behind the scenes. 

LHP: Attorneys at Law, Tax Law Specialists, Tax Advisers PartmbB


An der Pauluskirche 3-5, 50677 Cologne,
Telephone: +49 221 39 09 770


Tödistrasse 53, CH-8027 Zurich,
Telephone: +41 44 212 3535