Rainer Biesgen focuses on all aspects of criminal tax law and tax disputes since many years. As a result of his previous activities in the tax administration and as a public prosecutor, he is particularly familiar with their way of thinking and work procedures. Rainer Biesgen’s main practice areas include advising and defending clients in all relevant criminal tax proceedings in German and international cases, preparing and accompanying voluntary tax disclosures declarations, assisting with tax audits and representing clients in tax objection and litigation complaint proceedings before tax authorities and tax courts.
Rainer Biesgen is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Düsseldorf, where he teaches, among other things, criminal tax law. He is also a member of the examination board for the tax advisor examination in Düsseldorf.
Rainer Biesgen joined Wessing & Partner in 2008 and became a partner in 2014. Prior to this, he worked in the field of tax and corporate law in a law firm in Bonn and as a lawyer within Wessing (now Taylor Wessing) in Düsseldorf. He was a judge and public prosecutor in the district of the Oldenburg Regional Court from 2002 to 2004. From 1988 to 1991 he worked in tax consultancy, from 1986 to 1988 he was financial inspector at the Essen-Nord tax office.
Rainer Biesgen studied tax law at the Fachhochschule für Finanzen in Nordkirchen and law in Cologne.
Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2021 ranked Rainer Biesgen among the best lawyers in Germany in the field of criminal defense.
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Examination committee for tax consultants’ examinations of the Joint Examination Board of the Chambers of Tax consultants of Düsseldorf, Cologne and Westphalia-Lippe
German Bar Association
Committee on Criminal Law of the German Bar Association
Committee on Tax Law of the German Bar Association
Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung (Association for Criminal Law (Business Crimes))
Tax Offences Workgroup
Steueranwaltsmagazin (2022, 15ff.)
Steueranwaltsmagazin 2020, 142ff.
Steueranwaltsmagazin 2020, 12
Steueranwaltsmagazin 2019, 83
Steueranwaltsmagazin 2019, 51
Steueranwaltsmagazin 2018, 170ff.
Steuerstrafrecht, hrsg. v. Flore/ Tsambikakis, 2. Aufl. 2016
Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel 14/2016, S. 13
Markt und Mittelstand online, 30.12.2014
Deutscher Anwaltspiegel 21/2014, S. 3
IbizaHEUTE 09/2014, S. 132
Steueranwaltsmagazin 2014 S. 5 (zusammen mit Paul Noel)
Wessing/Dann Deutsch-Amerikanische Korruptionsverfahren
Steueranwaltsmagazin 2012 S. 182-187 (zusammen mit Paul Noel)
NJW 2010, S. 2689
BB-Fachkonferenz „Update-Haftung in Cum-Ex Verfahren“, Frankfurt am Main, 07.10.2021
Türkisch-Deutsche Studierenden-und Akademiker Plattform e.V., Online-Konferenz, 02.07.2021
Wistev Neujahrstagung 2020. Frankfurt am Main. 20.05.2020
Wessing & Partner Veranstaltungsreihe – Update Steuerstrafrecht 2019
Regionalgruppe Rhein-Ruhr der DRJV und der Deutsch-Russische Wirtschaftsclub (Düsseldorf) e.V., Düsseldorf, 11.10.2018
Informationsabend ATİAD e.V., Düsseldorf, 26.06.2018
12. Roundtable Recht & Steuern, TD-IHK, Düsseldorf, 07.06.2018
Informationsveranstaltung ATIAD e.V., Düsseldorf, 22.11.2016