Dr Michael Dettmeier > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Dusseldorf, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Senior Counsel


Michael Dettmeier focuses on the tax aspects of complex real estate and infrastructure transactions, real estate and infrastructure funds, and mergers and acquisition transactions with a strong real estate element.

Recognized as a leading German tax practitioner in the real estate industry, Michael accepts 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 generally accepted accounting principles and international financial reporting standards 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 the global Tax, Real Estate, and Investment Funds teams of Hogan Lovells, especially with the Funds and Tax teams in London, Luxembourg, and the United States. Whether it is the impact that the base erosion and profit shifting project might have for investment funds and how they structure their investments or anticipate jurisprudence by the European Court of Justice, Michael always seeks to see what’s ahead.

Michael brings insight to clients as a member of the tax law commission of the German real estate industry organization (ZIA) and as vice-chair of a think tank devoted to German and international financial reporting matters.


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