Dr. Andreas Richter, LL.M.

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Twenty years ago, Andreas was the first lawyer at POELLATH to specialize exclusively in tax, legal and strategic advice to large private clients. In the following two decades, together with his partners and colleagues, he led POELLATH to the top of the market in the fields of succession, private clients and foundations. In addition to his classical legal practice, Andreas holds a large number of positions on supervisory and advisory boards of family businesses and family offices, acts as executor for entrepreneurial assets and serves on the board of directors of charitable foundations. In addition to his profession, Andreas is passionate about tennis.



  • Joined POELLATH in 2001
  • Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
  • Chairman of the Executive Board of the postgraduate course “Business Succession Inheritance Law Asset Management” (www.jurgrad.de)
  • Mandates on boards and advisory boards of foundations and family offices
  • Interim director of the Institute for Foundation Law at Bucerius Law School (2006-2007)
  • Managing director of the Berliner Steuergespräche e.V. (www.berlinersteuergespraeche.de)
  • Practice at a major international law firm in New York (1996-1997)
  • Studied law in Konstanz, Cambridge (M.A. 1998), Hamburg, Yale (LL.M. 1996), Regensburg (Ph.D. 2000)
German, English, French
“the go-to lawyer” for private client matters
Chambers HNW Guide
“Andreas Richter is an incredible lawyer”
Chambers HNW Guide
“He is very technically skilled and provides great advice.”
Chambers HNW Guide
“He has a holistic view on family matters”
Chambers HNW Guide
“extremely competent advisor”
JUVE Handbuch Steuerrecht
“lauded by peers as ‚an out-standing private client lawyer‘ in the domestic market”
Who’s Who Legal Germany
“If there were ever a conflict of interest in Germany, I would always refer my clients to him. I trust him.”
Chambers HNW Guide
“outstanding knowledge of tax issues and their intersection with private client work”
Who’s Who Legal Private Client
Dr. Andreas Richter, LL.M. (Yale)
Attorney-at-Law | Specialist lawyer for tax law (Germany)