Upheaval in the German Restructuring Market – Need-to-know Facts and Alternative Tools

To date, a debt waiver has been frequently used as a tool to successfully restructure German based companies in financial difficulties.

A decision of the German Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof) published on February 8, 2017 currently limits such an option, given that it held that one of the main instruments used by tax authorities to grant relief from an otherwise taxable cancellation of debt income (CODI) in the form of the so-called Restructuring Decree (Sanierungserlass) violates fundamental constitutional rights.

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