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Alexander Schmitt

Alexander Schmitt, M.Jur. (Oxon)

Counsel
Rechtsanwalt, Tax Adviser

CMS Hasche Sigle
Lennéstraße 7
10785 Berlin
Germany
Languages German, English

Alexander advises domestic as well as international clients in all areas of finance, corporate and tax law. He is a specialist in corporate, acquisition and real estate financing transactions. He also has a strong focus on M&A and Private Equity transactions as well as Venture Capital investments. Alexander is also a certified tax adviser and advises clients on all aspects of tax law, including tax aspects of corporate and real estate transactions.

Alexander joined CMS in 2008. In 2012 he was seconded for nine months to Barclays PLC in London.

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Education


  • 2005: Second Legal State Exam, Berlin
  • 2003: Magister Juris, Christ Church College, University of Oxford
  • 2001: First Legal State Exam, Konstanz
  • Law studies at the University of Marburg and Konstanz/Germany as well as Canterbury/England, Oxford/England
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Publications


  • "New developments on the taxation of recapitalisation gains"; Update Banking & Finance, August 2018
  • Direct agreements – a direct line for lenders; Update Banking and Finance; July 2014
  • FATCA – Intergovernmental Agreement signed with USA - What effect will it have on syndicated loan agreements?; Update Banking and Finance; May 2013
  • Tax gross up-Klauseln und FATCA in Kreditverträgen - Grenzen der Risikoallokation?, Betriebs-Berater 6/2013, S. 919 ff.
  • "In brief"; Update Banking and Finance; December 2012; Mitautoren: Dr Sabrina Salewski, Axel Dippmann, Sarvar Azadegan
  • Borrowing base financing – an alternative for mid-sized companies?; Update Banking & Finance; June 2012; Co-Author: Axel Dippmann
  • "In brief"; Update Banking & Finance; June 2012; Co-Authors: Dr Sabrina Salewski, Axel Dippmann
  • Federal Court of Justice decision on transferring enforcement clauses in land charges to legal successor; Update Banking & Finance; November 2011; Co-Author: Dr Jens Moraht
  • Open questions regarding the legal enforcement of an assigned land charge, Update Banking & Finance; April 2011, Co-Author: Axel Dippmann
  • Letter of comfort as an ideal means of restructuring assessment, Update Banking & Finance; April 2011, Co-Author: Dr Jens Moraht
  • "In brief", Update Banking & Finance; April 2011, Co-Author: Axel Dippmann
  • Limitation Languages nach Inkrafttreten des MoMiG und des BilMoG - eine Bestandsaufnahme, BIO D "Rechtsinfo aktuell November 2010", Co-Author: Dr Marc Seibold
  • Limitation Languages nach Inkrafttreten des MoMiG und des BilMoG - eine Bestandsaufnahme, Update Banking & Finance; Oktober 2010 2010, Co-Author: Dr Marc Seibold
  • Clubbing together via the Company's Main Banks - the Club Deal, Update Banking & Finance; March 2010, Co-Author: Axel Dippmann
  • Enforcement of land charges impeded, CMS Report XV, March 2009, Co-Author: Axel Dippmann
  • Risikoverteilung beim Unternehmenskauf durch Stichtagsregelungen, DER BETRIEB 2007, p. 153, co-writer: Dr Thomas Lappe
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16/12/2020
CMS ad­vises share­hold­er of En­er­giekonzepte Mit­teldeutsch­land on sale to...
Leipzig – En­er­giekonzepte Mit­teldeutsch­land GmbH (EKM GmbH) of Leipzig, a full-ser­vice pro­vider of sol­ar power gen­er­a­tion and stor­age sys­tems, has been ac­quired by Auc­tus Cap­it­al Part­ners AG and as­so­ci­ated...
24/11/2020
CMS ad­vises VR Equity­part­ner and MEH Beteili­gungs GmbH on sale of N3K Net­work...
Leipzig – VR Equity­part­ner and MEH Beteili­gungs GmbH have sold their shares in IT ser­vice pro­vider N3K Net­work Sys­tems to private equity firm In­vi­sion. Equity cap­it­al fin­an­ci­er VR Equity­part­ner and...
28 October 2020
CMS ad­vises Em­pira on ac­quis­i­tion of res­id­en­tial port­fo­lio com­pris­ing more...
Leipzig – In­vest­ment man­ager Em­pira has ac­quired a port­fo­lio con­sist­ing of 1,216 res­id­en­tial and com­mer­cial units in Ber­lin and Leipzig. The al­most fully let port­fo­lio com­prises 74,857 square metres...
12/10/2020
CMS ad­vises Salvia Group on ac­quis­i­tion of core busi­ness of Rehms Build­ing...
Leipzig – The Salvia Group has ac­quired the busi­ness op­er­a­tions of Rehms Build­ing Tech­no­logy GmbH, J. Rehms GmbH and con­sultancy TePmA GmbH as well as the shares in Rehms Ser­vice GmbH, rep­res­ent­ing...
13/08/2020
CMS ad­vises share­hold­ers of soft­ware de­vel­op­ment com­pany in­ma­tion on the...
Ber­lin - The Amer­ic­an group Emer­son Elec­tric has ac­quired an equity in­terest in in­ma­tion Soft­ware GmbH. Emer­son's par­ti­cip­a­tion is in­ten­ded to fur­ther strengthen the co­oper­a­tion between the com­pan­ies.A...
20/05/2020
CMS ad­vises VR meine Raif­feis­en­bank eG on ac­quis­i­tion of Maler­winkel hotel...
Ber­lin – VR meine Raif­feis­en­bank eG has ac­quired the long-es­tab­lished Maler­winkel hotel and res­taur­ant on Lake Chiem­see. The buy­er is based in the Bav­ari­an town of Altöt­ting and will con­tin­ue the busi­ness...
11/05/2020
CMS ad­vises CMP Ger­man Op­por­tun­ity Fund III on ac­quis­i­tion of meat and...
Ber­lin – CMP Ger­man Op­por­tun­ity Fund III, a private equity fund ad­vised by Ber­lin-based private equity firm CMP Cap­it­al Man­age­ment-Part­ners, has ac­quired the busi­ness op­er­a­tions of GETI WIL­BA GmbH &...
15 November 2018
CMS ad­vises Grupa Azoty on ac­quis­i­tion of Compo Ex­pert
Warsaw-lis­ted stock cor­por­a­tion Grupa Azoty S.A. has entered in­to a con­di­tion­al share pur­chase agree­ment for the ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT group, headquartered in Mün­ster, Ger­many, from XIO group...
06/09/2018
CMS ad­vises Grupa Azoty on ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT
Ber­lin – Warsaw-lis­ted stock cor­por­a­tion Grupa Azoty S.A. has entered in­to a con­di­tion­al share pur­chase agree­ment for the ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT group, headquartered in Mün­ster, Ger­many, from...
August 2018
New de­vel­op­ments on the tax­a­tion of re­cap­it­al­isa­tion gains
Ger­many has in­tro­duced a new le­gis­la­tion deal­ing with the tax ex­emp­tion of re­cap­it­al­isa­tion gains. However, it is not yet ap­plic­able and the ques­tion is how tax­pay­ers shall be­have in these times of un­cer­tainty.In...
08/05/2018
CMS ad­vises Medike In­ter­na­tion­al on the ac­quis­i­tion of Landes Group from...
Medike In­ter­na­tion­al Corp., Canada has ac­quired all shares in Landes Hold­ing GmbH, a VR Equity­part­ner port­fo­lio com­pany, thus fur­ther ex­pand­ing its glob­al pres­ence. De­tails of the pur­chase price were...
18/12/2017
eGym se­cures EUR 25 mil­lion loan from European In­vest­ment Bank with aid...
Mu­nich – Mu­nich-based eGym GmbH has been gran­ted a loan of up to EUR 25 mil­lion by the European In­vest­ment Bank (EIB), with the ac­tu­al fin­an­cing be­ing provided by the European Fund for Stra­tegic In­vest­ments...