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Regulatory and Tax Compliance Lawyers

The German Investment Code (KAGB) and Investment Tax Act (InvStG) have placed the regulation and tax treatment of open-ended and closed-end funds on a new footing. We advise investment management companies, funds, depositaries, asset managers, fund service providers and investors on compliance with the regulatory and tax-related requirements.

Regulatory compliance

As part of our service to ensure compliance with the German Investment Code (KAGB), we assist our clients with applications for licences and registration, provide support for developing internal guidelines, e.g. in relation to remuneration packages, and provide ongoing advice on all matters involving distribution and liability.

We advise previously unregulated asset managers on the switch to regulated structures and products. This includes helping to assess structuring options outside the regulated environment. We also advise on master investment management company concepts.

We advise on transactions involving funds with regard to compliance with the KAGB, e.g. joint ventures in the property sector or notification requirements in the case of private equity transactions.

Tax compliance

Implementation of the AIFM Directive also has wide-ranging implications for the provisions of the Investment Tax Act.

Our tax compliance specialists can advise on adapting your fund structures to the new tax regulations. We provide guidance on the required changes to fund documentation and, as an additional safeguard, assist in obtaining binding information from the authorities. Our compliance team can also advise on your obligation to file tax returns and provide reports.

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Daniel Voigt
Dr. Daniel Voigt, MBA
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Daniel Voigt specialises in structuring and advising open-end and closed-end funds, with a focus on the increasingly important regulatory aspects affecting funds, their managers, depositaries as...
Thomas Link
Dr. Thomas Link
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt, Tax Adviser
Germany, Frankfurt
Thomas Link is a tax law expert who works out of our Frankfurt office. He heads the international CMS transactional tax practice and advises German and international companies on all aspects of tax...
Tillman Kempf
Dr. Tillman Kempf
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt, Tax Adviser
Germany, Frankfurt
Tillman Kempf is a lawyer, tax advisor and partner in our Frankfurt office. He has more than ten years of experience in advising German and international asset managers in the field of investment...
Jan Schepke
Dr. Jan Schepke
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Born in 1967 in Detmold/Germany. Traineeship at Deutsche Bank. Studied law at Universities of Hamburg and Freiburg. Academic Assistant Max-Planck-Institute for foreign and international private law....
Cornelia Wiendl
Dr. Cornelia Wiendl
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwältin, Tax Adviser | Fachanwältin für Steuerrecht (Certified lawyer for tax law)
Germany, Frankfurt
Cornelia Wiendl has extensive experience in the structuring of cross-border open-end and closed-end funds and advises institutional investors as well as family offices on the tax implications of...
Sebastian Sedlak
Dr. Sebastian Sedlak
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Sebastian was born in 1982. He studied law at the University of Frankfurt am Main. Following the first state examination end of 2008, he was working for White & Case LLP. Thereafter, from 2009 until...
Constanze Winkler
As­so­ci­ate
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Frankfurt
Constanze Winkler specialises in structuring and advising open-end and closed-end funds with a focus on their corporate structure and regulatory aspects, which are of increasing importance. She also...