Dr Jens Wrede advises clients on all aspects of German and international tax law, with a focus on tax implications of M&A transactions, reorganizations and venture capital investments. Beside his focus on transaction-related tax issues, Jens has expertise on real estate tax law and VAT law. Moreover, he regularly represents clients in complex tax matters in tax courts throughout Germany.
Jens has advised many clients on national and cross-border transactions. These include a German automotive supplier on the purchase of a manufacturer of machines for the construction of electric motors, and a Japanese chemical company on the acquisition of the graphite electrode business of a German group of companies.
Among his clients are both domestic and foreign companies in the automotive, energy and retail sectors.
After completing an apprenticeship with the tax authorities of the Federal State of Bremen and earning a diploma in Tax Law (Dipl.-Finanzwirt (FH)) from the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration in Bremen, Jens studied law at the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau and Münster (awarded Doctorate in Law in 2013). During his legal traineeship, he worked, inter alia, for KPMG’s German Tax Center of Excellence in New York. Jens was admitted to the Bar in Germany in 2010 and was appointed as Tax Advisor in 2014. Prior to joining Osborne Clarke in 2020, Jens worked in the Hamburg offices of the law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2010 – 2012) and Gleiss Lutz (2012 – 2019).
Jens is co-author of a compendium on real estate tax law and a member of the German Tax Law Society and the German-Chinese Lawyers Association.
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Osborne Clarke advises founders of ecotrek on sale to EcoVadis.
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VR Ventures and Force Over Mass
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