Prof. Dr. Arndt Raupach focuses his practice on German, international and European tax law regarding partnerships and corporations, tax litigation before tax courts and the German Supreme Tax Court (Bundesfinanzhof) and the European Court of Justice, integrated legal, tax and organization counseling of business enterprises, and the legal issues of the so-called "third area" (between state and economic system). As a licensed tax specialist (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht), Arndt’s experience encompasses all fields of tax law.
After his tax inspector education in North Rhine-Westphalia, Arndt attended the Universities of Muenster and Munich and the University for Political Studies, Munich. He did his legal clerkship (Referendariat) at the Highest Bavarian Court in Munich with a legal stage at the tax counsel of the German Bundestag. While earning his doctorate, he was honored with the Gerhard-Thoma-Ehrenpreis (award of the Institute of Tax Advisers e.V., Cologne) in 1968.
Prior to joining the Firm, Arndt was co-founder and partner (1970 to 1997) of the law firm of Rädler Raupach & Partner (later Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler), from 1998 until 2003 he served as managing director and head of the Munich office of Raupach & Wollert-Elmendorff Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and equity partner of the Big Four accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche.
Arndt has been a lecturer (since 1981) and honorary professor (since 1987) for tax law at the Legal Faculty of the University of Munich and was a lecturer of the Economics Faculty at the University of Frankfurt/Main (1993 to 2001). He regularly publishes articles and speaks on a wide range of tax issues. He was head-editor (1974 to 2008) of the leading German commentary on individual and corporate income tax (Herrmann/Heuer/Raupach) and co-editor of the law journals: Steuer-und Wirtschaft (StuW), Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) and Zeitschrift für Sport und Recht (SpuRt).
Concerning the ranking Deutschlands beste Anwälte (Handelsblatt, June 10, 2014), Arndt was named one of the best lawyers in Germany and was named Lawyer of the Year 2014 regarding Tax Law in Greater Munich.