The international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised tax platform Taxfix on its acquisition of tax start-up Steuerbot. 

Steuerbot was founded in 2017 in Stuttgart by Jochen Schöllig and Marc Neumann and now has 18 employees. In the company's app, a chatbot guides users in conversation with personal, easy-to-understand and customised questions to the completed tax return. Until now, the start-up was a subsidiary of the Haufe Group.

This is now changing: Taxfix, Europe's leading mobile tax platform, is taking over Steuerbot, which will continue as a subsidiary. Even after the takeover, the business will continue to be run by Neumann and Schöllig. 

Both companies will continue to offer their products independently and complementarily. “With the acquisition of Steuerbot, we are uniting the two strongest and most popular mobile tax solutions under one roof,” says Martin Ott, CEO of Taxfix. Through the merger, Taxfix aims to expand its market leadership and accelerate the growth of both companies in the long term. 

The team that advised Taxfix under the leadership of Robin Eyben consisted of Maximilian Vocke, Robert Marx, Dana Alpar, Joanna Chudzinski, Giovanni Alexandrov (all Corporate / M&A), Dr. Jens Wrede, Jan-Niklas Buttermann (both Tax), Olexiy Oleshchuk (Finance), Dr. Tim Reinhard, Konstantin Sitte (both IP), Sarah Grigo (Commercial), Julia Kaufmann, Dr. Florian Eisenmenger (both Data Protection), Dr. Robert Rentsch, Karina Naumann (both Employment), Dr. Lina Böcker, Philine Töpper, Maximilian Bodamer (all IT), Dr. Sebastian Hack, Susanne Schricker and Manuel Schuster (all Competition).

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