Dr. Dirk Pohl focuses his practice on international tax law, tax litigation before tax courts and the German Supreme Tax Court (Bundesfinanzhof), integrated legal, tax and organization counseling of business enterprises. Dirk heads the German Tax Practice.
Dirk has frequently and successfully represented multinationals and other taxpayers before the European Court of Justice, the German Supreme Constitutional Court and the German Supreme Tax Court, including cases brought before the 5th and 11th Chambers, which are in charge of German value-added tax (VAT) cases.
Dirk frequently lectures on international tax law and has written numerous articles and several books on tax issues. He is also a guest lecturer at the Bundesfinanzakademie (the federal university of the German tax administration).
Who’s Who Legal 2022: „Dirk Pohl is a clear leader in the German market, particularly when it comes to cases involving international tax law.“ „Dirk Pohl impresses market commentators with his knowledge of international tax law, representing clients in both German and European courts.“
Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2023 Germany: ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Tax Law;
Leading Lawyer for Tax Law and Litigation
Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2009 – 2022 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Tax Law
JUVE Handbook Tax 2021: Leading Name for Tax Litigation, often recommended for Corporate Taxation; “He has encyclopedic knowledge,” interviewee; “A leading light in proceedings before the Tax courts,” competitor
German Tax Law Society, appointed as a member of the Scientific Council
Munich Bar for Attorneys at Law (Rechtsanwälte)
Munich Bar for Tax Advisors (Steuerberater)
Certified Tax Advisor, 1999
University of Bonn, Dr. jur. (PhD), Second State Exam, 1997
University of Bonn, Research Associate of Prof. Dr. Josef Isensee, 1994
University of Bonn, First State Exam, 1993
University for Tax Law in Nordkirchen, Master of Fiscal Affairs, 1987
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