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Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany Strengthens Its Frankfurt Office Tax Capabilities

29 July, 2019

Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany is proud to welcome Dr. Ingo Kleutgens as a Partner in their Frankfurt office. He is a lawyer and certified tax consultant and will lead the development of the firm’s tax practice in the banking and financial centre of Frankfurt am Main.

Dr. Ingo Kleutgens joins Andersen Tax & Legal as a highly experienced tax lawyer. He was a partner at the U.S. law firm Mayer Brown LLP for 13 years and headed its tax practice in Germany. Most recently, he worked for Weil, Gotshal Manges LLP in Frankfurt am Main, where he advised national and international companies on cross-border private equity and M&A transactions as well as on tax disputes. As a board member and one of the Vice Presidents of the Chamber of Tax Consultants Hesse, Dr. Kleutgens is also involved in the professional self-administration and supervision of tax consultants in the federal state of Hesse.

Dr. Stefan Kraus, Managing Partner of Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany, welcomes the new colleague: “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Kleutgens to Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany. With his many years of experience in tax consulting for banks, financial service providers and providers of structured financial products, Dr. Kleutgens brings with him the experience that we need for the further expansion of our practice in Frankfurt. Brexit will make Frankfurt an even more important international banking and financial centre. Building a strong tax team in Frankfurt to meet the needs of this target group is therefore not only a high priority for our German practice but is also an important building block in our growth strategy for the European practice.”

Dr. Kleutgens is looking forward to his new role: “I am thrilled with the advisory approach at Andersen Tax & Legal. Here, I have found the ideal combination between a broad-based tax consulting practice and the legal consulting services of a full-service law firm. In particular, my private equity clients will feel at home here, as they will be met by a multidisciplinary law firm that also has an understanding of business. The rapidly growing international organization of Andersen Global is very important to me because of my focus on international tax. In the other member firms of Andersen Global, tax advice is also a major area of practice, so that I can offer my clients international tax advice from a single source.”

Andersen Tax & Legal is the German member firm of Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals around the world. Established in 2013 by U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global now has more than 4,500 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 144 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.

Source: Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany, a member firm of Andersen Global