The Legal 500

P+P is lauded in the fields of corporate and M&A, private equity, investment funds, real estate and construction and tax. In general, P+P wins praise as "…one of the strongest private equity practices in Germany for, in particular, fund structuring... The firm has built up particular expertise in fund formation and the tax-related issues that arise during a fund's lifetime… The investment funds team at P+P is staffed by outstanding experts, who are very specialised in funds structuring. Led by Andreas Rodin, …who is excellent, brilliant, and consistently good". Clients are impressed by his "…great experience on fund taxation". He is "…one of the few layers to combine legal and tax expertise in fund work in Germany." Amos Veith and Michael Inhester were mentioned for their "…pragmatic and skilled" advice in private equity matters. Philipp von Braunschweig is someone who knows what he is doing in transactions, while Reinhard Pöllath is one of the most experienced lawyers in Germany for tax work. Clients appreciate …that the firm is strong in advising on the tax aspects of transactions [and has an] …excellent tax practice,…bolstered by Richard Engl, who has experience in cross-border corporate tax planning and tax audit defence and is admired for his no-nonsense approach in the area of transfer pricing and reorganisations". Thomas Töben is complimented for his "very good communication skills." P+P also has a strong real estate practice and Matthias Durst is "…singled out by clients for being hands-on, pragmatic and solution-oriented, while Carsten Führling and Stefan Lebek are considered to be excellent and efficient and Wolfgang Tischbirek… has special expertise in real estate and tax."