On September 7, 2015, the local tax court of Cologne issued an injunction against the German Federal Central Tax Office to prevent the FCTO from conducting a coordinated exchange of information with the E6 countries Canada, Great Britain, France, Australia and Japan, which aimed at gathering intelligence on companies of the digital economy to develop more efficient counter measures against BEPS strategies.
Norbert Mueckl is a tax partner in Baker & McKenzie´s Munich and Frankfurt offices. He joined Baker & McKenzie in 2013 from another major international law firm. He is admitted to the German bar and qualified as a German certified tax advisor (Steuerberater). From July 2009 until June 2010, Dr. Dr. Mueckl was seconded to the M&A department of a major international investment bank where he advised on tax matters arising in corporate transactions. Dr. Dr. Mueckl is a permanent lecturer on tax issues arising in M&A transactions at the University of Passau. He frequently publishes articles on topical aspects of German and international corporate taxation. Furthermore, he is a co-publisher and author of a new commentary on the German reorganization tax act.