Dr. Pia Dorfmueller joins Dentons’ Frankfurt tax team

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Dentons has strengthened its Tax practice in Germany with the recruitment of Dr. Pia Dorfmueller, who joined the Frankfurt office as a partner on June 1.

“Dentons as a global law firm is an excellent platform to meet the requirements of the increasing international taxation standards as well as the increasing number of international tax disputes and is, thus, a perfect fit for my strategic positioning”, commented Pia Dorfmueller.

Pia Dorfmueller has over 20 years of experience in advising on corporate tax matters. Alongside international tax and tax structuring, she focuses on reorganizations, transactional tax as well as on tax controversy, in particular, joint audits. In addition to her advisory role, Pia Dorfmueller is the German country correspondent for Tax Notes International, an officer of the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) as well as a board member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) Section Rhine-Main-Neckar. She is a member of the planning committee of the Tax Conference of the Women of IFA Network (WIN) Germany.

Pia Dorfmueller joins from P+P Pöllath + Partners in Frankfurt where she was a partner since 2011.

“We are delighted to welcome Pia Dorfmueller who brings a wealth of expertise in tax advice with her to our team. Her addition accelerates our global Tax practice’s growth strategy which makes it possible for us as one of only few global law firms to offer the whole spectrum of tax advice in more than 40 countries worldwide”, explains Michael Graf, European Co-Head of Tax.

Dentons’ global Tax practice has grown substantially over the past three years, most recently with the hire of Dr. Gökçe Sarısu Kanmaz in Istanbul, Valeria Tarasenko in Kyiv und Lidia Charikova in Moscow. Globally, the team consists of more than 300 tax professionals. With the latest addition, Dentons’ European Tax practice counts 165 professionals, of which 38 are partners. In Germany, a total of 30 tax professionals, including seven partners, advise across the Firm’s four local offices.

Andreas Ziegenhagen, Dentons’ Germany Managing Partner, said: “Our Tax practice is a substantial pillar for us and we are proud of its dynamic growth in size and market recognition over the past years. With the recruitment of Pia Dorfmueller we are continuing on this successful path and look forward to developing new projects jointly with her.”

Robert Michels, Dentons’ Frankfurt Managing Partner, added: “Having recently significantly bolstered our Frankfurt office in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets as well as in Corporate law, I am very pleased that Pia Dorfmueller has joined our team. I look forward to her contribution to the further development of our office and our Tax practice. Moreover, we are strengthening the synergies with our transactional services.”

With the latest addition, Dentons’ team in Frankfurt grows to a total of 70 lawyers, including 25 partners. The office thus continues its steep growth path of the last three years.

In Germany, a total of 230 lawyers and professionals work for Dentons across its four German offices.

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