Rödl & Partner welcomes back Florian Haase after brief spell at DLA Piper

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Rödl & Partner continues to promote growth of the tax law practice. On May 1, 2013, the well-known tax law practitioner Dr. Florian Haase (38) will return from DLA Piper back to the Hamburg office of Rödl & Partner, where he previously worked from 2008 to 2011. As a partner, Haase will be responsible for the area of international tax law for Hamburg and northern Germany and expand the department.

“The return of Dr. Florian Haase will make a big difference to our tax law practice. This is an area where we can fully exploit our international strength as a corporate law firm with own offices in many countries. Our future growth will depend on experienced and highly competent advisors such as him”, explains managing partner Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl.

The activities of Dr. Florian Haase will focus on tax structure consulting for (international) M&A transactions, restructuring, group reorganisation and company reorganisation activities, private equity and real estate transactions and complex financing measures with regard to group tax planning and international tax law. In recent years as head of the tax law practice of DLA Piper in Germany he especially provided tax law advice to international groups in relation to complex tax law arrangements and transactions and tax law advice for companies entering the German market.

“Rödl & Partner has established a leading position in the area of providing tax law advice to family-owned companies with international operations. Our practice provides cross-border advice for complex restructuring activities, transactions, group financing and the company succession. In this respect the location of Hamburg is very important for us. Dr. Haase will help us to further enjoy dynamic growth in our consulting business”, emphasises Dr. Hans Weggenmann, head of the Rödl & Partner tax law practice.

Haase sees excellent prospects for Rödl & Partner. “Rödl & Partner is a law firm with an entrepreneurial approach. Our 89 offices around the world enable us to give cross-border advice to family-owned companies with international operations. I am looking forward at Rödl & Partner to once again using the experience I have gained in recent years in international tax law”, explains Haase.

Haase is lecturer for tax law at the Hamburg School of Business Administration and is author of over 200 specialised publications and contributions to tax law. He has also published a number of comments (on the German foreign tax act and double tax treaty, investment tax act, and German tax conversion law), is the author of manuals on CFC rules, investment tax law and taxation of intangible property law, and a textbook on international and European tax law.

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