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Germany - Private Client 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephan Viskorf is a respected private client practitioner in Germany, with impressive experience with asset management, tax planning and succession matters.

Biography

Dr Stephan Viskorf is a partner in the private client and tax department at POELLATH in Munich. He advises owners of family owned businesses as well as HNWI on issues of domestic and international estate and succession planning.

He has significant experience in different legal systems and the difficulties that can arise when they do not match. Stephan works with many foreign clients either with German assets or with the intention to move (temporally) to Germany in order to avoid pitfalls like German tax residency and the multiple taxation of beneficiaries of foreign trusts due to German gift and income tax. He also advises settlors by setting up German foundations – tax-exempt organisations as well as private foundations.

He is well-recognised by independent rankings as a leading advisor in his areas of expertise.

Stephan is the co-founder and managing director of the Munich Corporate Tax Forum (Münchner Unternehmenssteuerforum). He is the author of numerous articles and publications, and has been lecturing at the University of Muenster’s Institute of Tax Law since 2009 on domestic and international tax law.

He studied in Muenster and London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) and was admitted to the German bar in 2002 and as a tax advisor in 2005. He was an associate at a major tax consultancy and audit company, before he joined POELLATH in 2007.

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