McDermott Adds New Tax Partner in Germany


Frankfurt (January 24, 2017) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has appointed Markus Hill as partner in its US & International Tax Practice Group in Frankfurt.

Mr. Hill joins from King & Wood Mallesons where he was a partner.

Mr. Hill is a certified tax adviser (Steuerberater) and has extensive experience in transactional matters with a particular focus on buyouts and tax-efficient structuring.

“We are delighted to welcome Markus to the Firm,” said Lowell D. Yoder, global head of McDermott’s Tax Practice Group. “Since its inception, McDermott has always been internationally renowned for the quality and strength of its tax offering and this hire is yet another step in the further development of our leading global tax practice.”

Dirk Pohl, head of the Firm’s German tax practice, added: “We are pleased that Markus will strengthen our team and add considerably to our capacity in tax-efficient structuring.”

Philipp von Ilberg, head of the Frankfurt office, said: “Markus fits seamlessly into our current business and his arrival will help us further expand our presence in Frankfurt. His focus and his clients are an ideal addition to our strategy to develop our capabilities in the area of private equity,” he added.

McDermott Will & Emery’s Tax Practice Group includes more than 250 lawyers practicing in the areas of US and international taxation, estate and gift taxation, state and local taxation, and employee benefits. Among this group of exceptional lawyers is our US & International Tax group, comprised of 100 lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia, who provide counsel in all areas of taxation to a wide range of public and private multinational companies with operations in more than 70 countries. They assist with mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international tax planning, internal restructurings, transfer pricing, controversies, joint ventures, legislative matters and compliance.

McDermott was named “Tax Law Firm of the Year” in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” survey published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. This is the second time in four years that the Firm has received this prestigious recognition. McDermott was also named “Law Firm of the Year in Tax Litigation” in 2014, “Law Firm of the Year in Tax Law” in 2013 and “Law Firm of the Year in Employee Benefits” in 2012, all in the Best Law Firms rankings published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

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