Susanne Thonemann-Micker

Partner | Head of Succession, Assets and Foundations Düsseldorf


PwC Legal

Georg-Glock-Straße 22

40474 Düsseldorf


Tel.  +49 211 981-2337

Mobile  +49 174 1520272

Email  E-Mail


  • Specialist lawyer (Fachanwältin) for tax law since 2008
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwältin) since 2005


  • Wealthy private individuals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial families
  • Family offices


  • German
  • English
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About me

Susanne Thonemann-Micker is a specialist lawyer (Fachanwältin) for tax law with approximately 20 years of specialist experience in tax and legal affairs as well as domestic and international asset and company succession planning. She is a member of the tax committee of the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein – DAV) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag – DIHK), is an advisor of the Institute for International Taxation (ifitax) and is a member of the management board of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in Germany. She regularly holds talks on topics of succession planning and publishes materials on her topic areas, including as an author of the Beck online commentary for the German Inheritance and Gift Tax (Erbschaftsteuer- und Schenkungsteuergesetz – ErbStG). JUVE has been recommending her for years in the areas of succession, assets and foundations.

  • Since 2018: PwC Legal, Düsseldorf
  • Until 2017: lawyer (Rechtsanwältin) at a boutique tax firm specialising in wealthy private individuals, Düsseldorf, since 2011 as partner
  • Until 2005: legal clerkship (Rechtsreferendariat), district of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, New York
  • Until 2001: Master of Laws and Taxation (LL.M.) post-graduate programme, Osnabrück
  • Until 2001: Research associate at the University of Münster (family law, inheritance law)
  • Until 2000: student of law, Münster
  • Thonemann-Micker, Apples and oranges? - Deed of Variation (English/Welsh) and Disclaimer of Inheritance (Germany), STEP Journal 2015, 63-65 (mit Lüken)
  • Thonemann-Micker, Compare and contrast - Deed of Variation and Disclaimer of Inheritance, TQR 2015, 32-36 (mit Lüken)
  • 2022/2023: often recommended (JUVE); 2021/2022: “Very good lawyer”, competitor (JUVE)
  • 2020/2021: often recommended (JUVE)
  • 2019/2020: “Very committed and good advisor for succession topics”, competitor (JUVE)
  • 2018/2019: “Very committed and good advisor for succession topics”, competitor (JUVE)
  • 2017/2018: “Excellent and practice-oriented”, “expert in tax-related succession planning” competitor (JUVE)
  • 2016/2017: “renowned, especially for tax-related succession planning” competitor (JUVE)
  • 2015/2016: “now a recognised name on the market, gets to the point” competitor (JUVE)
  • 2014/2015: “committed, experienced, understands the needs of clients” competitor (JUVE)
  • 2013/2014: “thorough, rapidly goal-oriented”, “very practice-oriented” competitor (JUVE)
  • 2012/2013: “excellent expertise, strong readiness to act” competitor (JUVE)
  • 2011/2012: “Shooting star in the world of succession” “provides excellent and practical advice” competitor (JUVE)