Hamburger Allee 4
60486 Frankfurt am Main

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Dr. Michael Schmidt

  • Admitted to the German Bar in 1996, joined Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in 2004
  • Long-standing corporate law and tax advice for the logistics, automotive, distribution, pharmaceutical, and consultancy services industry; specialised in transaction-related corporate law and fiscal affairs advice for medium-sized family owned companies as well as global corporations. Experienced in the field of planning, preparation, and negotiation of M&A transactions, post-merger restructuring, and organisation of joint ventures; ongoing advice on commercial, corporate, and tax law.
  • Professional experience: Mayer Brown LLP (formerly: Mayer, Brown & Platt Gaedertz), Frankfurt am Main (2001–2004); GAEDERTZ Lawyers, Frankfurt am Main, (1997–2001/Partner 2001); Albert, Flad & Schlosshan, Frankfurt am Main (1996–1997); Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg, Institute of German and Foreign Procedural Law, research assistant (1990–1996)
  • Legal clerkship in Würzburg, Aschaffenburg and Detmold (1987–1990); training stage at the Bavarian Financial Administration/Legal Redress Office Würzburg
  • Studied in Würzburg (1981–1986)
  • Tax consultant (since 2001); PhD in tax law at Würzburg University (1996, summa cum laude); professor of private law at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences (2015–2018)

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  • Memberships: Institute of Tax Consultants in Hessen e. V.; German Society of Tax Law Association; Working Group Specialist Lawyers for Tax Law
  • Languages: German, English
  • Awards: Awarded by Unterfränkische Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft
  • Credentials:
    • Advice for Brink’s group on the sale of the coin processing and cash logistics division
    • Advice for a German company group in the supply industry on the acquisition of various divisions (environment simulation, test benches, ultrasonics, clean room/air technology)
    • Advice to a company group on the re-acquisition of real estate (development, production and distribution of electrical products) in a sale & lease back structure
    • Advice to a foreign private equity investor on the acquisition of start-up companies (digital services)



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