January 14, 2019
Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany Strengthens its Tax Department and Expands its Berlin Office
At the beginning of 2019, Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany further expanded its tax and transaction practice with Dr. Malte Strüber and Christian Weimann. Both had previously worked in Beiten Burkhardt's Berlin office as tax consultants and lawyers. Strüber joins Andersen Tax & Legal as a Partner, and Weimann initially joins as Senior Associate. With these two additions, the areas of tax structuring and transaction consulting, as well as tax defense consulting in particular, will be strengthened.
Dr. Malte Strüber is a lawyer, specializing in tax law and tax consultant with many years of professional experience in the areas of taxes and corporate law/M&A. Since 2012, he worked as a salary partner in Beiten Burkhardt's Berlin office, specifically in tax structuring and transaction consulting in the areas of real estate, private equity, health care/non-profit and public authorities as well as in tax litigation. Dr. Malte Strüber studied law at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Cape Town and was admitted to the bar in 2002. In 2005 he received his doctorate at the University of Cologne, and in 2008 he was admitted as a tax consultant and specialist lawyer for tax law.
Christian Weimann is a lawyer and tax consultant. Since 2015, he has also worked in Beiten Burkhardt's Berlin office in transaction and tax structuring consulting. He specifically worked for the public sector and non-profit organizations, in addition to the areas of real estate and health care.
The two additions are a significant enhancement for Andersen Tax & Legal's Berlin office, but also for the German practice as a whole. The tax practice that is well positioned in the areas of corporate tax and tax compliance previously expanded with lateral hires and specialists (namely by Daniel Kai Fischer in investment tax law and Arnold Christian Stange in tax succession planning), is strengthened further by the addition of special expertise in the areas of transaction tax and private equity.
Dr. Stefan Kraus, Managing Director of Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany, is pleased with the hires: "Over the past one and a half years, we have focused strongly on the legal area in implementing our expansion strategy. But there is also a need for further expansion in the tax area, because we want to be able to offer our clients integrated legal and tax solutions in line with our multidisciplinary approach, wherever this is associated with added value for them."
"We are very pleased to have added Malte Strüber and Christian Weimann as a well-rehearsed team in tax law. Both complement our Berlin team in an excellent way, both professionally and culturally, which will grow to 15 professionals at the beginning of the year with even more new associates at the associate level. Our German and international clients will benefit greatly from their comprehensive tax knowledge," says Philipp Zschaler, Office Managing Director of the Berlin office.
Andersen Tax & Legal is represented in Germany by the two member firms of Andersen Global, Andersen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH based in Cologne and Andersen Tax GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft based in Düsseldorf. Andersen Global is an international association of legally independent member firms providing tax and legal services worldwide. Andersen Global was founded in 2013 by the U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC and is present in more than 128 locations through its member firms or cooperating firms with a total of more than 4,000 employees worldwide.