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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Germany - Private Client 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Daniel Lehmann is identified as a sterling private client lawyer by commentators, who commend his adept handling of trust and estate matters.


Dr Daniel Lehmann has been advising private clients for twenty years. His practice involves estate and tax planning, both domestic and cross-border, forced heirship, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, administration of contentious and non-contentious estates, family business, foundations and trusts, advising executors and trustees.

Daniel is the author of numerous publications – Keim/Lehmann, Beck’sches Formularbuch Erbrecht (Beck’s handbook on forms on succession law), Schlitt/Müller, Handbuch Pflichtteilsrecht (handbook on forced heirship), Feick, Stiftung als Nachfolgeinstrument (foundations as an estate planning tool) – and is regular contributor to periodicals. Daniel frequently speaks at national and international conferences.

Dr Daniel Lehmann is recognised in Best Lawyers, WWL, JUVE, Handelsblatt. In 2015 and 2019, he was awarded as “lawyer of the year for estate planning” (Handelsblatt, Best Lawyers) and named as a "Thought Leader" by WWL (2018).

Daniel was the founding chairman of the German branch of STEP and of the STEP Europe Regional committee. He is a former member of the STEP Worldwide Council and has been a member of the Deutsche Anwaltsverein’s legislative committee on succession law (German Law Society).

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