Michael Kreft

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Michael Kreft

Michael Kreft

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Biography

Dr. Michael Kreft is a partner and tax advisor in the firm’s Munich office. He focuses on structuring tax-efficient buyout and real estate transactions, as well as national and international fund structuring and reorganizations, including mergers, demergers, and holding structures. He also advises on corporate and income tax law, the tax-efficient structuring of private wealth and estate tax-planning issues.

His client base includes private clients, buyout funds, medium-sized companies, and real estate firms.

Professional Background

Mr. Kreft joined K&L Gates in January 2017after having practiced at another leading international law firm in their Munich office.

Professional/Civic Activities

* Bundesverband Mergers & Acquisitions e.V. (BM&A)

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Publications/Presentations
Michael Kreft regularly lectures and publishes on various subjects relating to tax law.

Publications include, among others:

* Commentary of German Investment Tax Act (Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kapitalanlagerecht) 2015
* Several articles in online magazine Handelsblatt Steuerboard

Mr. Kreft has advised, among others:

* Evans Randall Investors, London, tax advice on real estate investments in Germany
* DBAG Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, tax advice on several buyout transactions
* VR Private Equity, tax advice on buyout transaction
* Internos Global Investors, tax advice on real estate transactions
* EQT, tax advice on buyout transactions
* advice to real estate company regarding fund structuring

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K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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King & Wood is a leading law firm in China, providing comprehensive legal solutions to multinational and Chinese clients across a broad range of cross-border and domestic transactions.They are dedicated to their clients. Their ultimate goal is to provide high quality and efficient services to their clients.They value teamwork. As a fully integrated partnership, they stress close cooperation among their team members.They deliver practical solutions. Specialization in practice areas and industry sectors ensures that they offer not only sound legal advice but also practical business solutions appropriate to their clients' specific situation.They are committed to excellence. They strive for perfection in what they do and are never complacent with their achievements.One of the first partnership law firms in China, King & Wood was established in 1993 by a group of lawyers committed to creating a superlative legal practice and developing modern legal principles in China. King & Wood, headquartered in Beijing with offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Suzhou, Qingdao, Ji'nan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Silicon Valley and New York, is one of the largest law firms in China. With over 990 lawyers, patent attorneys, and legal professionals, they provide comprehensive legal services to meet the diverse needs of their clients worldwide.King & Wood believes that the professional qualifications of its lawyers are the key to its success. Over the years, the firm has almost exclusively recruited and hired graduates of prestigious law schools in China and abroad, many of whom have practiced in leading international law firms. The breadth of King & Wood lawyers' expertise is reflected in the scope of their practice, whether in their traditional strengths of banking, project finance, FDI, general corporate, securities, M&A, international trade, and dispute resolution, or in their leading position in the rising areas of intellectual property protection, labor law, anti-trust, corporate compliance, bankruptcy and restructuring, distressed assets, securitization, and LBOs. Over the years, King & Wood has earned an outstanding reputation both in China and abroad.King & Wood is committed to creating a \"one firm\" culture, in which their legal professionals draw on expertise and experience spanning practice areas and offices to deliver superior results efficiently. This culture has earned King and Wood an outstanding reputation both in China and abroad. Because of their integrated culture and excellent reputation, they are well positioned to become one of the leading full service law firms in Asia.Since 2003, King & Wood has enjoyed the benefits of its membership in two strategic alliances: the Pacific Rim Advisory Council and the World Law Group. Their vast network of friends and allies allows them to draw on local expertise and advice throughout the world.

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SJ Berwin LLP provides legal services. The company provides service in the areas of corporate finance, commercial, real estate, banking, reconstruction and insolvency, financial services, litigation, intellectual property, employment and pensions, EU & competition and tax. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in London, UK.

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BIP Investment Partners SA, VR Equitypartner purchase Leuna-Tenside GmbH

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Ergon Capital Advisors SA purchases Sausalitos Holding GmbH from EQT Partners AB

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Michael Kreft is affiliated with K&L Gates LLP, King & Wood Mallesons, S.J. Berwin LLP

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