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Germany - Investment Management

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"Michael Best is a widely respected name in the German market who is highlighted for his superb work on the intersection between tax and investment issues. "

Biography

Dr Michael Best has been a partner at P+P Pöllath + Partners since 2002. He specialises in domestic and international tax law, in particular structural and ongoing tax aspects of private equity funds including tax matters of the investors and carried interest holders and tax structuring of cross-border acquisitions and real estate transactions.

He has published many articles in professional journals on these subjects and is consistently ranked among the leading lawyers for his tax and private equity expertise.

He was admitted to the German bar in 1988 and studied at the Universities of Munich and Augsburg (Dr jur; 1991). He has been a tax consultant since 1992 and was partner in German law/tax firms between 1996 and 2001.

P+P Pöllath + Partners is an internationally operating German law firm, whose more than 130 lawyers and tax advisers in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich provide high-end legal and tax advice.

The firm focuses on transactional advice and asset management. P+P partners regularly advise on corporate/M&A, private equity and real estate transactions of all sizes. P+P has achieved a leading market position in the structuring of private equity and real estate funds and tax advice and enjoys an excellent reputation in corporate matters as well as in asset and succession planning for family businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

P+P partners serve as members of supervisory and advisory boards of well-known companies. They are regularly listed in domestic and international rankings as the leading experts in their respective areas of expertise.

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