Dr. Mathias Schönhaus | Dusseldorf | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Mathias Schönhaus

Partner Corporate & Finance


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Schoenhaus Mathias

Dr. Mathias Schönhaus
Schoenhaus Mathias
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Mathias Schönhaus is your competent advisor in all matters of tax and accounting law. He handles complex tax and accounting cases for you reliably and in a target-oriented manner.

He is a recognized advisor in structuring and implementing transactions in the real estate and infrastructure sectors as well as in M&A and private equity transactions. He also has extensive experience in advising domestic and foreign investment funds on tax law and their investment (tax) treatment. 

He also specializes in advising clients from the IP sector, focusing on current trends in Industry 4.0, in order to provide his clients with comprehensive tax advice in view of the tax developments of the future.

His dual qualification as a tax consultant and specialist lawyer for tax law allows him to take a holistic approach towards his clients' issues. They value him for his structured, foresighted and solution-oriented advice.

Representative experience

Advising on a variety of M&A transactions, in particular in the areas of private equity and venture capital.
Advising software and film productions with regard to European distribution networks and licensing agreements.
Advising on the development of European collocation services structures, including the acquisition and operation of data centers in Europe.
Advising telecom companies with regard to IP portfolios and their restructuring, and the introduction of innovative products (e.g. mobile payment).
Advising on a variety of hotel transactions, e.g. Hyatt Regency in Dusseldorf 2016, and on a variety of hotel projects in Germany including their financing.
Tax advice in connection with transactions in the nursing home sector as well as in the hospital sector.


  • Tax Advisor, 2012
  • Specialist lawyer for tax law, 2011
  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Berlin, 2006
  • Dr. iur., University of Münster, 2004
  • First State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2001
  • Berliner Steuergespräche e.V.
  • Deutsche Steuerjuristische Gesellschaft e.V.
  • International Fiscal Association


German Tax Firm of the Year

International Tax Review

JUVE shortlisted for the year

JUVE handbook