Frankfurt/Main – CMS is extending and strengthening the tax aspect of its fund practice by hiring Dr Tillman Kempf as a partner with effect from 1 September 2013.
"We are delighted that Mr Kempf is joining us. As a recognised specialist in investment tax law, he will play a pivotal role in reinforcing the team," said Dr Hubertus Kolster, managing partner of CMS Hasche Sigle. This step is further proof of the partnership’s commitment to its objective of providing comprehensive advice on asset management, funds and capital investment law, he added. Only recently, in June 2013, CMS Hasche Sigle bolstered its ability to advise funds on investment law by recruiting Dr Daniel Voigt. Implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFM) means that fund companies and investors are faced with complex new tax regulations. With the hiring of Dr Kempf, CMS Hasche Sigle is ideally placed to support its clients as they address these challenges, backed by an integrated regulatory and tax law fund practice, commented Kolster.
"Adding Dr Tillman Kempf to the team will enable us to meet our clients' increasing requirement for tax advice on investment funds and related financial products," said Dr Thomas Link, head of the Tax practice at CMS Hasche Sigle.
Dr Kempf has been advising German and international fund companies, banks and other financial services providers on investment tax law for over ten years. His expertise covers the structuring and establishment of open-ended and closed-ended funds as well as ongoing advice, including tax compliance issues. Another focus is on advising financial services providers and other companies on VAT matters.
40-year-old Dr Kempf is admitted to practice as a lawyer and tax advisor. He was previously employed as counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.