Dr. Benedikt Hohaus

+49 (89) 24240-372 call


Benedikt works in the areas of private equity, tax law and corporate law. Within these specialist areas, he focuses on advising private equity funds and managers on all legal and tax aspects of management investments, incentives for managers and employees and management buy-out / management buy-in. Domestic and international publications, including JUVE, Chambers, The Legal500 and IFLR, regularly distinguish him as one of the leading advisors for management investments in Germany.



  • Joined POELLATH in 1998
  • Lecturer at the Postgraduate Course of Studies “Mergers & Acquisitions” at the University of Muenster
  • Admitted to bar in 1998, admitted as specialist taxation lawyer in 2002
  • Studied law in Muenster/Westphalia (Ph.D. 1997), Boston (Boston Law School) and London (Queen Mary and Westfield College)
  • Bank apprenticeship
German, English
“remains a trusted adviser for management boards and private equity houses for prominent transactions and incentive programmes.”
Chambers Europe
“Benedikt Hohaus is market-leading for anything to do with management participation.”
Chambers Europe
““there is almost no way around [him] when it comes to complex management participation structures”
JUVE Handbuch Steuerrecht
“remains a trusted advisor”
Chambers Europe
“outstanding strength and experience”
Chambers Europe
“undisputed market leader for management advisory”
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien
“He is an absolute expert, with an instinct for how to establish a good balance between the sponsor and management in the MPP agreement.”
Chambers Europe
Dr. Benedikt Hohaus
Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
benedikt.hohaus@pplaw.com +49 (89) 24240-372 +49 (89) 24240-999
Paulina Galle, Ines Tsartsaris, Sandra Podhorsky