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Hogan Lovells International LLP, Dr Michael Dettmeier, Dusseldorf, GERMANY

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Dr Michael Dettmeier

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Michael Dettmeier focuses on the tax aspects of complex real estate and infrastructure transactions, real estate and infrastructure funds and M&A transactions with a strong real estate element, e.g. healthcare and retail.

Recognised as a leading German tax practitioner in the real estate industry, Michael heads a team of lawyers who accept the challenge of creating cost efficient and manageable structures for our global real estate clients in a regulatory and tax environment that is constantly changing and increasingly complex.

His strong German GAAP and IFRS accounting background and his creative mindset help Michael to achieve what our clients desire from us: helping them to "make the deal" by finding pragmatic solutions in negotiations; ensuring the targeted return on investment by getting around legal and tax issues that impede their targets. Michael works closely with our global tax, real estate and investment funds teams, especially with our funds and tax teams in London, Luxembourg and the U.S. Whether it is the impact that the BEPS Project might have for investment funds and how they structure their investments or anticipate jurisprudence by the ECJ, Michael always seeks to see what’s ahead.

Michael brings insight to our clients as a member of a working group on the German investment fund tax reform and as vice-chair of a think tank devoted to German and international accounting matters.



Within: Tax

Hogan Lovells International LLP primarily assists large companies with tax law matters related to international M&A transactions and joint ventures. For example, it advised chemical group BASF on tax law matters involved in the merging of the paper and water chemicals business with special chemicals manufacturer Solenis, and it oversaw the tax aspects of the foundation of a joint venture between Daimler and BMW aimed at pooling international mobility services. Oil group ExxonMobil instructed Michael Dettmeier to provide tax law advice on the sale of the entire German Esso petrol station network. The firm also handles matters concerning the financial and shareholding sectors. Practice head Heiko Gemmel advised Mercedes-Benz Bank on tax law matters related to the securitisation of a portfolio of auto loans in the amount of €1.1bn and assisted restaurant chain Vapiano with tax law matters related to its initial public offering.

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