Stefan is a tax partner in the Düsseldorf office. He is both qualified as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and as a German tax advisor (Steuerberater).
Stefan has continuously been listed as frequently recommended in Germany's leading lawyer ranking magazine JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms in the last years. Clients recommend Stefan for his work and say that he “can convey complicated facts convincingly”.
He advises industry clients, private equity funds and financial institutions on all sorts of German tax and accounting issues. Stefan's focus lies on corporate transactions, financings and re-financings and restructurings as well as on tax field audits and tax litigation in connection with any of the former. He also advises individual persons on succession and related issues.
In the last five years, tax work for growth companies at all stages has become an ever-increasing part of his work. U.S. flips, management incentivization, financing rounds, exits and SPAC transactions are only some of the areas in which Stefan has been involved in the growth space.
Prior to his move to Orrick in the beginning of 2014, Stefan has been with international law firms for eight years.
Stefan has recently been engaged in a number of high-profile transactions, having advised on tax aspects of: