Dr. Stephan Schnorberger

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB


Dr. Stephan Schnorberger helps businesses on the tax challenges of running or changing their international supply chain. He devotes his experience in international tax, transfer pricing and business restructuring to solve issues in tax planning, audit defense, APAs and disputes with tax authorities. He also works heavily in valuations and regulatory economics. Stephan has for numerous years been recognized in the Euromoney Expert Guide survey among "The Best of the Best" Global Tax Advisors and Global Transfer Pricing Advisors.

Practice Focus

Stephan represents and works with clients on solving issues in transfer pricing, international tax planning and optimization of business change, and competition economics.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advises on global transfer price review and planning by means of profit split.
  • Advises on strategic business model review to optimize customs and transfer pricing.
  • Represents clients on tax planning, transfer pricing and valuation for outbound transfer of intellectual property.
  • Represents clients on tax planning and implementation of Irish principal structure for German multinational.
  • Advises on valuation of compensation payments on pan-European restructuring of manufacturing and sales.
  • Works with clients on analysis of size of client's tax department from business management perspective.
  • Advises on competent authority procedures within and beyond Europe.
  • Advises on audit defenses of inbound principal models, partnership and branch structures.

Professional Honors

  • Top Lawyer 2020 International Tax Law, highly recommended advisor, Wirtschaftswoche 2020 
  • Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 for tax, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Recommended for Tax Controversy in Transfer Pricing, JUVE 2018
  • Best of the Best, Euromoney Expert Guide 2018
  • Germany Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, International Tax Review, 2012
  • Germany Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, International Tax Review, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Fiscal Association (IFA) - Member
  • Tax Bar Dusseldorf (Germany) - Member
  • Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. - Member


  • Germany (1996)


  • University of Nurmberg (Doctor of Business Administration) (1997)
  • Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater) (1996)
  • University of Nurmberg (M.B.A.) (1992)
  • Wayne State University (Master of Arts Economics) (1989)


  • English
  • French
  • German


Co-author (with Rabea Lingier), Client Alert - Steuerrechtsänderungen zu Verrechnungspreisen 2020

Co-author (with Rabea Lingier), Client Alert - Changes in transfer pricing rules 2020 Update

Co-author (with Rabea Lingier), “Chapter 7 Germany“, The Transfer Pricing Law Review - Third Edition, June 2019, p. 68-79

Author, “ Steuerplanung und Steuerpolitik im Post-BEPS-Steuerwettbewerb“, Betriebs-Berater, 3/2019, 14 January 2019, p. 1

Co-author (with Dr. Lars Haverkamp), "Chapter 7 Germany," The Transfer Pricing Law Review - Second Edition, June 2018, p. 74-83