Dr. Mathias Schönhaus

Dr. Mathias Schönhaus


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 211 13 68 474

Fax +49 211 13 68 100

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

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.

Awards and recognitions


German Tax Firm of the Year
International Tax Review


JUVE shortlisted for the year
JUVE handbook

Education and admissions


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

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.

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