Stephan is one of the leading tax structuring lawyers in Germany and the managing partner of Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer.
Stephan provides practical solutions to his clients (especially in the private equity sector) and ensures that these solutions are accepted by tax authorities – in tax audits, for example.
He specializes in all tax issues of M&A transactions, initial public offerings and similar capital markets transactions, and also advises on double taxation treaty issues, with an emphasis on the UK, United States and China.
Stephan received his legal education at the universities of Bonn and Geneva and received his LLM from New York University in 1990. He is a professor of tax law at the University of Cologne and speaks German, English and French.