Specialists or generalists? We can be both - thanks to a strong team!
Laura Baaske, Associate, Private Funds, Berlin
For me, working in the funds practice group at POELLATH means working at the interface of various legal fields and with the finger on the pulse of the financial world. Here one encounters the broad range of commercial law with exciting questions from the areas of corporate, regulatory and of course tax law. Every day we are confronted with topics that concern our clients, investors and managers of private equity and venture capital funds.
It was already clear to me during my studies that I wanted to work in a profession in which I could develop into a specialist in the field of tax law. POELLATH offers me this opportunity every day. In my daily work I find solutions to the tax questions of my clients. This includes fund due diligence, in which I work out the tax consequences of planned investments. At the same time POELLATH offers opportunites for lectures, events and publications. Here I can expand my expertise as a participant and pass it on as a speaker.
In addition to the expertise in my core area, I also need the diversified knowledge of a generalist. In a law firm like POELLATH, which offers full service in the funds area, you are a comprehensive contact person for your clients, in order to support them with confidence until a successful closing. This requires knowledge of the funds business outside of one’s own focus of activity and good economic sense. For special questions, I benefit from the know-how of my colleagues. POELLATH attaches great importance to the fact that each and everyone develops individually and according to his or her interests. This is particularly evident in discussions with colleagues about their respective areas of expertise. The fund team really deserves the name “Team”. This makes working here not only pleasant but also effective. Because when one of my clients comes to me with a special regulatory question, I know that the specialist for regulatory law is sitting right next door and his or her door is always open.