Professor Dr Georg Crezelius joins Linklaters tax practice in Munich as Of Counsel

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Linklaters has announced that Professor Dr Georg Crezelius has joined the firm as Of Counsel.

“We are very pleased that Professor Dr Georg Crezelius is joining our firm. His prominence and expertise in corporate tax, accounting and succession law optimally complements Linklaters’ strategic market orientation”, commented Dr Sebastian Benz, head of Linklaters’ tax practice in Germany. “With Georg Crezelius we now have yet another excellent advisor for our clients – in particular the leading medium-sized enterprises – in the Linklaters team. Together with Dr Rainer Stadler, he will continue our expansion in the field of corporate succession.”

Linklaters already augmented its practice in February with the accession of Professor Dr Wilhelm Haarmann to the German partnership. Wilhelm Haarmann is a renowned expert in relation to strategic tax issues, advising principally on restructuring and corporate transactions (M&A, private equity, venture capital).

“Following my work at the University of Erlangen/Bamberg, I am very much looking forward to the next exciting stage in my professional career. Linklaters is a very prestigious international firm. Within this professional environment I will be able to contribute not only through my teaching experience but also from the experience gained in numerous arbitration proceedings and appraisal commissions. I’m very much looking forward to this collaboration”, said Georg Crezelius in relation to his move to Linklaters.

In his career to date, Georg Crezelius has largely concentrated on practice-related research and teaching. In 1978 he earned his doctorate in “Inheritance Tax Law and Civil Law”, in 1983 he gained his professorship with “The Application of Tax Law and the General Legal System”. In that year he also received his appointment to the University of Mainz and in 1985 to the University in Bamberg, where he held the chair for tax law for 28 years.

Georg Crezelius is Chairman of the Advisory Council of the German Institute of Tax Consultants. In 1990 he was a member of the German Federal Government’s Commission on Corporate Tax Reform. Until 2007 he was a supervisory board member of HCI Capital AG, and from 2009 to 2012 a member of the administrative board of BayernLB. As the author of approx. 400 publications on corporate succession law, the law of Germany limited liability companies and tax law, he has gained an outstanding reputation over a long period of time. In addition, he annotates practice-related provisions in well-known commentaries on corporate law and income tax law.

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