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Thomas Gerdel

Thomas Gerdel, LL.M.

Partner
Rechtsanwalt, Tax Adviser | Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht (Certified lawyer for tax law)

CMS Hasche Sigle
Kasernenstraße 43-45
40213 Duesseldorf
Germany
Languages German, English, French

Thomas Gerdel has long-standing experience advising his clients on all tax aspects of corporate and real estate transactions. He reviews entrepreneurial activities from a tax point of view, considering all relevant aspects such as corporate and personal income tax, value-added tax and the tax regulations pertaining to reorganisations. Thomas often works in an international context and he also has special expertise in compliance and criminal tax law.

After five years as a tax lawyer with one of the Big 4 accounting firms, Thomas joined CMS in 2007 and has been a partner since 2011.

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Education


  • 2010: LL.M. (tax law)
  • 2009: On secondment in Brazil (São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro)
  • 2008: Qualified as "Specialist Advisor for International Tax Law", a special add-on qualification for certified tax advisors in Germany
  • 2007: Admitted as a certified tax advisor
  • 2006: Admited as a certified lawyer for tax law
  • 2002: Admitted as a lawyer
  • Trainee lawyer at, amongst others, Oldenburg Higher Regional Court and in Sydney, Australia
  • Law studies at the Universities of Osnabrueck and Hanover
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Memberships


  • Bar Association
  • Chamber of Tax Advisors
  • German Association of Tax Advisors
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Publications


  • Handbuch des Aktienrecht, Henn/Frodermann/Jannott, Chapter Steuerrecht, ISBN 978-3-8114-4021-0, C.F. Mueller Verlag 2008, p. 1099 ff
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