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Tax Specialist

Leonie Engeln


Leonie's tax practice focuses on national and international corporate tax law as well as succession planning for medium and large (family) businesses, family offices and high net worth individuals. In the context of her dissertation, she also deals with cross-border hybrid structures.

Education and Career

Leonie studied Accounting & Finance at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Before joining YPOG, she worked as an assistant tax consultant at Flick Gocke Schaumburg.


  • Medium-sized and large companies in various restructurings regarding the income and real estate transfer tax consequences
  • Family businesses in the restructuring of the holding structure regarding the income and real estate transfer tax consequences


  • Master of Science


  • German
  • English
  • The EU DEBRA Directive: A Critical Appraisal from a German Corporate Income Tax Perspective of the European Commission’s Proposal to Reduce Debt-Equity Bias through an Equity Allowance and Interest Expense Limitation
    in: Bulletin for International Taxation, October 2022, P. 1-11 (together with Graßl) 
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