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Baker McKenzie, Nicole Looks, Frankfurt, GERMANY

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Nicole Looks

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice Group in Germany

Position

Partner

Career

Nicole Looks joined Baker McKenzie Frankfurt in June 2004. Before she was engaged as Partner with KPMG Wirtschaftspruefungsgesellschaft, where she had a substantial influence on the establishment of a specialist team in the field of indirect taxation and customs law for eleven years. International Tax Review, World Tax, Chambers & Partners and Juve Handbook on Commercial Law Firms, lists Ms. Looks as a leading individual in the area of Indirect Taxes since many years. From 1990 until 1992 she was engaged as customs auditor with the regional tax office in Karlsruhe. She became Master of Taxation (Diplom-Finanzwirtin) at Fachhochschule des Bundes fuer oeffentliche Verwaltung (Bundeszollverwaltung) in Muenster und Sigmaringen in 1990 and was admitted as Certified Tax Advisor (German Tax Bar) in 1997. Ms. Looks has been awarded “Best in Tax” at the 2016 Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Education

Fac. des Bundes fuer oeffentliche Verwaltung Münster/Sigmaringen (Graduate Public Finance) (1990)


Germany

Tax

Within: Tax

Clients appreciate Baker McKenzie’s ‘direct approach based on advice provided by the relevant specialist without any need for multiple internal feedback rounds’, and its ‘very good’ advice on specific matters such as VAT, customs law and transfer pricing, which are among Nicole Looks’ and Stephan Schnorberger’s key areas of expertise. Tax structuring and transactional mandates constitute another key portion of the team’s workload along with tax audits and tax litigation. Norbert Mückl assisted various affiliates of an international retail chain with tax matters following an expansion and a joint venture with an Italian fashion and lifestyle company, and advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the acquisition of R&M International including tax structuring. A technology and manufacturing company instructed the practice to advise on land transfer tax issues as part of a global reorganisation and an intended spin-off of a subgroup, while the team also assisted a foreign bank with investment tax law matters. Stephan Behnes and Christoph Becker are recommended. Juliane Sassmann moved to Ernst & Young in September 2016.

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