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Allen & Overy strengthens Tax practice with appointment of new partner

25 May 2016

Allen & Overy LLP continues to expand its tax practice with Daniela Trötscher joining its Frankfurt office as partner, effective as of 1 June 2016.  She will focus on project related tax advice in the fields of compliance, risk management and other tax-related corporate processes.

 
"With Daniela Trötscher we have been able to attract a highly successful tax advisor who is very well connected within the Frankfurt financial market. With her long-standing experience in advising on tax compliance issues and related technological solutions, we are able to complement and expand the range of advisory services we offer, in particular for financial institutions," says Dr Gottfried Breuninger, head of Allen & Overy's German and Global Tax practice.
 
And Dr Neil George Weiand, senior partner, Allen & Overy Germany, adds:  "Ms Trötscher's arrival strengthens our Frankfurt tax team and represents another important step towards becoming one of the leading firms in Germany, also in terms of size. Her experience in the field of tax risk management will also be highly valuable for other practice groups such as Banking and Finance and Capital Markets."
 
Daniela Trötscher holds a Diploma Economics degree and is tax advisor. She specialises in tax advice for German and international financial institutions and insurance companies and focuses in particular on tax-related processes in connection with M&A projects and post-merger integration, and on tax compliance and risk management issues.  After having worked in the tax group of Deutsche Bank for twelve years, she joined Ernst & Young in 2010 where she became a partner in 2012. She is also a lecturer at the Rhein-Main University.
 
Asked about the motivation for her move, she states:  "Allen & Overy provides the perfect platform for my practice, with a highly qualified team of tax advisors and lawyers with excellent connections to the national and international financial industry."
 
Allen & Overy's German tax practice comprises around 20 lawyers and tax advisors, including four partners, working in the Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich offices. The range of advice offered by the practice includes strategic tax planning and corporate transformations, the tax aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, representation in tax litigation, as well as complex debt and equity financings. A particular focus of the group is on tax litigation and tax risk management, where the practice does not only see huge growth potential but has already been able to win important deals. Both the practice as a whole and its individual partners are regularly awarded top positions in legal rankings.

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