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Germany

Non-profit
Non-profit - ranked: tier 4

Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner

For 25 years Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner has advised foundations and non-profit associations on their establishment and daily business. The client portfolio includes local Munich-based foundations and larger foundations, which are active across a wide variety of sectors. The team has particular strength in tax matters with several lawyers who are additionally qualified as tax consultants or auditors. Recent highlights include the establishments of a foundation for a hidden champion, a literature foundation for a prominent author and a promotional association for football fans. The group provided tax advice to a foundation in the art industry. Also noteworthy is Thomas Kantenwein’s board activity for Stiftung für die bedrohte Tierwelt, a foundation for endangered wildlife, and Eleonore-Beck-Stiftung, for which the firm provides comprehensive advice, particularly on the restructuring of assets and fundraising contracts. Annett Kuhli is also noted.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner

Criminal tax law - ranked: tier 1

Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner

Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner was renamed in April 2018 when the renowned criminal tax law specialist Rainer Spatscheck joined from Streck Mack Schwedhelm. In addition to its well-established expertise in criminal tax law, the seven-strong partner group, which is led by Gerhard Widmayer, also undertakes group restructuring regarding tax law and advises on transactions as well as on tax-saving foundations and the dissolution of joint ventures. Other work includes matters related to inheritance tax. The client base ranges from private persons, trading companies and industrial groups to companies from the property sector, as well as airports. The practice’s instructions in criminal tax law matters include cum-ex and cum-cum transactions, tax evasion and illegal exports.

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Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)
Arbitration (including international arbitration) - ranked: tier 4

Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner

Highly regarded’ law firm Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner has a well-established arbitration team with experience in the energy, and banking and finance sectors. For example, Alexander Kröck and the ‘dedicated’ Annett Kuhli defend an international energy company in arbitration proceedings before the German arbitration institute DIS against a claim for adjustment of the remuneration of a long-term gas storage contract; the duo are also regularly appointed as arbitrators. On the banking and capital markets side, the group benefits from Marcus van Bevern’s previous in-house experience with a German bank; clients value his ‘expertise’. Recently, he acted as a party-appointed arbitrator in DIS proceedings between disputants from the financial sector.

Next Generation Partners

Annett Kuhli - Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner

Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner’s dispute resolution team is well positioned for conflicts that arise in the energy and banking sectors. Recent highlights include representing the founder of a company in the telecoms sector in a shareholder dispute, valued at €500m. In another matter, it defended an international group in a dispute concerning liability for tax misrepresentation. The experienced Alexander Kröck is also active in matters touching upon antitrust law. Annett Kuhli and Marcus van Bevern are other key names. Clients also benefit from the fact that some of the firm’s lawyers are also qualified as tax advisers and auditors.

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Financial services: litigation
Financial services: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner

In addition to the firm’s proven industry expertise in the financial services sector, clients of Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner also benefit from the additional qualifications of some team members as auditors and tax consultants. The group covers the entire spectrum of litigation, from representing banks, initiators and prospectus publishers in liability matters to asserting and defending claims. The central figure in this area is Marcus van Bevern, who has in-house experience with two German credit institutions in addition to litigation expertise. He recently acted for an investor in the restructuring of several special purpose entities and represented a bank in litigation against various insurance companies. Stefan Hackel also deserves special mention.

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