Our advice is directed at family-run companies, where – in addition to the day-to-day business – various questions arise regarding the transition of the business to the next generation, as well as family offices, private equity and venture capital funds. We also support board members, managing directors and members of supervisory boards looking to limit their personal liability by strict compliance with a wide range of compliance regulations.

Benefit from our long-term business and legal experience in decision-making and understanding of entrepreneurial activities, as well as our network of international contacts, which guarantees competent advice also with regard to cross-border issues.

Management – Prof. Dr. Alexander Hemmelrath

Prof. Dr. Alexander Hemmelrath advices executives and non-executive board members of corporates and owner-managed businesses on their domestic and international tax and legal structuring, especially with regards to M&A transactions and reorganisations, cross border investments and succession and estate planning. He further is an expert for the tax effective structuring of fund vehicles and real estate investments.

He was associate judge at the federal court’s (BGH) senate for Certified Public Accountants’ issues. He is the chairman of the supervisory boards for several Bavarian life insurance enterprises (Bayerischen Beamten Lebensversicherung a.G., BBV Holding AG, Neue Bayerische Beamten Lebensversicherung AG and Bayerische Beamten Versicherung AG). Furthermore, he is a member of the board of Karl-Thiemig-Stiftung.

Alexander Hemmelrath is Certified Public Accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer) and Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater). He has studied law and business economics in Munich and Berlin (MBA (Dipl. Kfm.) 1977; PhD (Dr. jur.) 1981, Tax Advisor (Steuerberater) 1984, Certified Public Accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer) 1986). Beyond that he teaches reorganisation tax law at University Osnabrueck since 2000. He is co-author of the commentary by Vogel/Lehner on German double tax treaties (Vogel/Lehner, DBA).

Memberships and honors

Prof. Dr. Hemmelrath is a member of various organisations such as:

  • EATLP European Association of Tax Law Professors
  • IFA International Fiscal Association
  • Deutsche Steuerjuristische Gesellschaft
  • IDW Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer
  • Steuerberaterkammer München
  • Münchner Unternehmenssteuerforum
  • Wirtschaftsbeirat der Union
  • Kaufmanns-Casino München
  • Die Familienunternehmer

The following Legal Awards and honours have been awarded to Prof. Dr. Hemmelrath:

World Finance Magazine
Best Tax Advisor, Germany (2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014)
Best Lawyer, Germany (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014)
Best Corporate & Commercial Team (2010, 2011 and 2012)

European CEO
Best Tax Consultant, Germany (2014)
Best Tax and Accountancy Advisor, Germany (2010)

Corporate Live Wire
Tax Lawyer of the Year, Germany (2016)

Aquisition International
Most Outstanding International Tax Law Firm (2018)

Among Best German Corporate Lawyers (2019 and 2020)

Best Lawyers 2021 Edition
Among Best Lawyers in Germany for Corporate Law and Tax Law