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Wolfgang Schön

Born in 1961, he studied law and economics at Bonn University. His dissertation on partnership taxation was completed in 1985. After gaining his postdoctoral lecturing qualification in 1992, he became professor of civil, company and tax law at the University of Bielefeld in the same year, as well as director of the Department for German, European and International Economic Law. From 1996 – 2002, Professor Schön has been director of the Department for Tax Law and the Center for European Economic Law at the University of Bonn. In 2002, he was appointed director at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law (Department of Accounting and Taxation) in Munich and professor at Munich University. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the German Federal Ministry of Finance, member of the board of the German Lawyers Association and member of the Board of Trustees of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. He is co-editor of the Zeitschrift für das gesamte Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht, the oldest German-language journal on commercial and company law.

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