Tax Partner Stephan Eilers promoted to Joint Managing Partner at Freshfields

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced a new global leadership team, effective Jan 2016, with tax partner Stephan Eilers becoming joint managing partner.

The team will assume their new roles from January 2016 when current senior partner Will Lawes steps down from his post and David Aitman steps down as managing partner.

Eilers is stepping up to the joint managing partner role from his current position as the Firm’s executive partner. A tax partner in Cologne, Stephan is one of the leading tax structuring lawyers in Germany. He provides practical solutions to his clients (especially in the private equity sector) and ensures that these solutions are recognised by tax authorities, e.g. in tax audits.

He is a specialist in all transactional tax issues of M&A transactions, initial public offerings (IPOs) or similar capital markets transactions and also advises on double taxation/treaty issues, with an emphasis on the UK, US and China.
He led the firm’s tax practice from 2000-05 and from 2008-10.


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