Roland is the Managing Partner of our German offices.
He has specialised experience in providing advice on cross-border real estate transactions (share and asset deals) with a focus on respective tax issues regarding in particular acquisition structures, joint venture frameworks, strategies for debt-push-down, repatriation of cash and exits, avoidance of tax presences of acquisition vehicles in Germany, optimisation with respect to ongoing German taxation of acquisition vehicles and also German real estate transfer tax and German tax trade. He also has extensive experience with (post-acquisition) restructurings of both, German and international groups holding real estate, for example mergers, split-ups, hive-downs and contributions/distributions. Further areas of expertise include German investment (tax) law, specific issues relevant for German and international institutional investors.
Roland is regularly listed in the “Best Lawyers” ranking for real estate in Germany by Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers. Furthermore he is regularly recognised in Chambers Europe for Real Estate in Germany as well as in Who's Who Legal and in the leading German directory JUVE.
Roland regularly publishes in Immobilien Zeitung, a leading German magazine for real estate topics (the content below is only available in German and might require a registration):
"EOP-Methode taugt nicht zur Berechnung von Gaststättenpacht", Immobilien Zeitung, 04.04.2019
"Verkauf von vier verbundenen Wohnungen ist Grundstückshandel", Immobilien Zeitung, 06.04.2017
"Treuhandvereinbarung lässt Grunderwerbsteuer anfallen", Immobilien Zeitung, 24.03.2016
"Steuerkürzung gilt nicht bei Verkauf von Firmenanteilen", Immobilien Zeitung, 11.06.2015
"Befreiung von Grunderwerbsteuer kann rückwirkend entfallen", Immobilien Zeitung, 02.04.2015