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POELLATH begins the new year: Two new partners, five new counsel, change in the board of directors

POELLATH has appointed two new partners and five new counsel as of January 1, 2021. With Dr. Martin Liebernickel (private clients, Frankfurt) and Gerald Herrmann (tax law, Munich), two lawyers from the firm’s own ranks strengthen the partnership at the Frankfurt and Munich offices.

Martin Liebernickel is a new partner in the private client department at the Frankfurt office. Mr. Liebernickel has many years of experience in the core areas of private clients advisory: advising family businesses, family offices, inheritance tax planning, as well as (cross-border) tax and estate planning.

His clients include family businesses, as well as high net worth individuals, whom he advises primarily on asset and business succession matters. He is the author of numerous specialist publications, in particular on inheritance tax law, and is a speaker at relevant specialist events for professionals.

Since joining POELLATH in 2017, Martin Liebernickel has consistently continued to develop and expand the advisory practice, as well as Frankfurt as a private client location. In March 2015, POELLATH had already expanded its private client practice, which until then had been based primarily in Berlin and Munich, to include the Main metropolis with the move of counsel Katharina Hemmen to Frankfurt. The Frankfurt team now comprises six professionals.

Gerald Herrmann is a new partner in the tax law department at the Munich office. Mr. Herrmann is an expert in national and international tax law and specializes in advising and structuring cross-border M&A transactions with a focus on private equity. In addition, Gerald Herrmann advises national and international private equity firms, as well as German carry holders on German tax issues.

Mr. Herrmann’s professional strength, in particular, is his legal and tax training, as well as his broad knowledge and experience base, which enables him to advise clients on all relevant tax issues from a single source.

With this partner appointment, POELLATH further expands its tax department and strengthens its core competence, private equity tax. With Gerald Herrmann as an experienced lawyer, POELLATH consistently pursues the interdisciplinary approach to its advisory.

5 new counsel appointed

In addition to the new partner appointments, POELLATH appointed the following five colleagues as counsel at the beginning of the year: in Munich, Laura Greimel (M&A/private equity/venture capital), David Hötzel (tax law), Andreas Kühnert (M&A/venture capital/corporate law) and Sebastian Löcherbach (private clients), as well as the Berlin-based private funds colleague Sebastian Garncarz.

In 2020, the firm had already appointed three new partners and six new counsel from within its own ranks.

Change in the POELLATH management board

At the beginning of the new year, the partnership appointed Munich tax partner Peter F. Peschke as a new member of the management board. In this position, Peschke succeeds Munich partner Frank Thiäner, who is retiring from the board after a three-year term of office.

Peter Peschke joined POELLATH in 2007 and has been a partner since 2014. He focuses on tax advice to national and international private equity funds, managers, management companies and investors. In addition, he supervises tax audits and fiscal court proceedings in this context.

In addition to Peter F. Peschke, partners Michael Inhester (Munich) and Amos Veith (Berlin) will continue their terms in office. The management board plans, organizes and implements central law firm projects and coordinates the strategic orientation of the firm across all offices.