Managing Morgan Lewis’s Frankfurt office since 2017, Jörg Siegels advises clients on corporate tax matters. His practice covers tax-related issues, including international and domestic tax planning. He counsels clients on the tax implications of mergers, acquisitions, and group reorganizations, such as spinoffs and outsourcings. He also works with foreign investors on their German-market activities, including permanent establishments, branches, partnership structures, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. Additionally, Jörg advises businesses on tax issues related to employee compensation, and financial instruments and investments.
Jörg’s work with financial instruments and investments includes asset-backed securities, group and acquisition finance, intragroup relationships, and real estate investments, as well as German outbound matters such as controlled foreign corporations. He counsels clients on the tax ramifications of executive compensation and employee share offer plans. Additionally, he advises charitable and nonprofit organizations on tax matters.
Jörg is fluent in English.
Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany, 1993, Second State Examination
Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne), Germany, 1989, Diplom-Kaufmann
Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne), Germany, 1987, First State Examination
Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne), Germany, 1995, DR.JUR.
Tax Courts, Germany
District Court, Frankfurt
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Germany’s Best Lawyers, Tax Law, Handelsblatt (2019, 2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Tax, Law360 (2017)
Listed as Recommended, Tax, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008
Certified Tax Advisor, 1998
Member, Bar Association of Frankfurt
Member, Bar of Certified Tax Advisors (Steuerberater)