2 August, 2004Read today’s legal news, law firm news & legal rese…

2 August, 2004Read today’s legal news, law firm news & legal research at LAWFUELGibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Dr. Hans Martin Schmid is joining the firm as a partner in the Munich office. Schmid, formerly a partner with Shearman & Sterling’s Munich office, focuses his practice on German tax law.

“Martin will be a terrific addition to our already strong team in Munich,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “His broad-based tax expertise will complement our M&A and transactional focus in Germany, as well as our cross-border focus across Europe.”

“We went through a very diligent hiring process to make the perfect choice, and found the right combination of highly developed tax law skills and a strong personality that we had been looking for,” added Michael Walther, Partner in Charge of Gibson Dunn in Munich. “We are very happy to have Martin on board.”

Schmid’s practice encompasses all areas of corporate and international tax law, with a particular emphasis on corporate reorganizations, restructurings, tax-optimized financing structures, financial products and fund and investment structures, as well as taxation of trusts and tax planning for high net worth individuals. He also has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund formation and capital markets planning.

Schmid previously practiced with Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster (which merged into Clifford Chance) from 1996 to 1999 and was with Shearman & Sterling from 1999 to 2004. He is admitted as a certified tax lawyer and certified tax advisor. He is a member of the German-American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Association of German Tax Lawyers and the Association of Bavarian Tax Advisors. He studied at the University of Munich and University Erlangen-Nuremburg. He is fluent in English.

“Tax advice is integral to our transactional practice, and I look forward to Martin’s arrival to create interesting synergies in our U.S. and European tax planning,” said Jeffrey Trinklein, a U.S. qualified tax partner in the Munich office of Gibson Dunn.

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