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Latham & Watkins LLP, Tobias Klass, Hamburg, GERMANY

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Tobias Klass

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Dr. Tobias Klass is a partner in the Hamburg office. He represents major and medium-sized German and international corporations and funds in domestic and cross-border transactions. Mr. Klass focuses his practice on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and on international tax structuring. His particular areas of expertise include restructurings and, in particular for real estate investors, complex tax structures for inbound private equity sponsors, as well as real estate investment funds with a focus on cross-border transactions for international clients.

Mr. Klass is a certified tax lawyer and frequently lectures on current corporate and international tax issues. In addition, he is the author of many articles on corporate and international taxation published in national and international legal magazines.



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At Latham & Watkins LLP, tax law advice in connection with restructuring and fund structuring projects as well as property and company transactions are among the core competences of the practice. The firm regularly advises private equity funds and banks. Practice head Stefan Süß assisted a bank consortium with tax matters related to the restructuring of satellite manufacturer Kathrein. In a transaction in the amount of €40bn, Thomas Fox advises Siemens on tax law matters related to the merging of the transport division of Siemens Mobility with rail transport group Alstom. In the area of property transactions, highlights included Tobias Klass advising Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) on the tax aspects of its purchase of the Rhein-Ruhr-Zentrum in Mühlheim an der Ruhr and assisting Corpus Sireo Real Estate with the tax aspects of the sale of the Berlin headquarters of the alliance. Counsel Ulf Kieker, who was previously with Kirkland & Ellis International LLP joined the Munich office.

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