DLA Piper hires Tax Defence Expert, Professor Dr Erich Samson

 In DLA Piper, Tax Partner Moves

The well-known business law and tax defence expert Professor Dr Erich Samson joins DLA Piper as of counsel on 1 July 2007. Professor Dr Samson will help to grow the German Regulatory and Governmental Affairs practice group. He will be based at DLA Piper’s Hamburg office and will continue to teach at the Bucerius Law School.

On top of his academic activities, Professor Dr Samson has developed a business law and tax defence practice, advising companies. At DLA Piper, Dr Samson will build up preventive advice in regulatory risk.

His assistant at the Bucerius Law School, Dr Marc Langrock, will also join DLA Piper at the same time.

Professor Dr Erich Samson: “I am very pleased to work together with DLA Piper on the implementation of preventive advice to companies in the field of criminal and regulatory offence law. DLA Piper’s global partnership structure of provides the ideal platform for this.”

“We are delighted that Professor Dr Samson, an outstanding expert in business law and tax defence, decided to join our Regulatory and Governmental Affairs practice. He joins at a time when activity on regulatory issues – both in defence against regulator intervention and on prevention – is more important than ever”, says Dr Ulrich Jungst, Managing Partner of DLA Piper Germany.

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