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Jones Day expands Tax Practice in Germany with addition of partner Florian Lechner in Frankfurt

December 2018

The global law firm Jones Day announces that Florian Lechner, an experienced lawyer in transaction-related tax matters, will join the Firm as a partner in Frankfurt.

Mr. Lechner has more than 20 years’ experience advising international companies and financial investors on tax matters relating to structured financing, financial products, acquisition financing, alternative investments, and corporate restructurings. He has also counseled clients on M&A and private equity transactions.

"We are very pleased to welcome Florian to Jones Day," said Ed Kennedy, co-leader of Jones Day’s global Tax Practice. "He brings a wealth of experience dealing with German and cross-border tax issues for financial institutions, funds, and Fortune 500 companies. He will make an immediate impact in Germany as an outstanding addition to our European tax team."

Mr. Lechner's recent experience includes representing a banking syndicate in the restructuring of a global automotive supplier, playing a decisive role in establishing a major real estate portfolio, and advising on the acquisition of a large German insurance group. In recent years, he has increasingly worked on internal investigations in the financial sector, in particular with cum/ex transactions.

"We are delighted to be adding a prominent and knowledgeable professional practicing German tax law," said Ansgar Rempp, Partner-in-Charge of Germany for Jones Day. "His experience and qualities as a team player make him an excellent addition for our renowned cohesive partnership and collaborative approach to serving clients. Florian’s addition is another significant milestone for the expansion of our tax practice in Germany."

"Florian’s arrival is one more example showing that Jones Day is a premium destination for lawyers in Germany," said Sandra Kamper, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s Frankfurt Office. "We have gained a colleague who shares our professional values that focus on client needs. He is a great addition to our ongoing expansion in Germany."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.