is a senior associate and is qualified as both an attorney-at-law (Frankfurt Bar) and a tax adviser (with qualifications in Germany and Austria). He graduated from the Universities of Marburg, Münster and Vienna. Before joining bpv Huegel, Nicolas worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Graf von Westphalen and most recently the Frankfurt office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher as European counsel. He focuses on providing tax advice in M&A transactions, and has extensive experience in the private equity industry. He further specialises in the tax aspects of international reorganisations and financing. Nicolas has an outstanding track record in advising banks, corporates and private equity houses on the tax aspects of syndicated loan agreements. He also advises on tax controversies (tax audits, administrative and judicial appeals) and conducts tax-driven internal investigations, advising on how to deal with the findings (eg, voluntary disclosure with the objective to avoid sanctions).
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