Dr. Heiko Kermer - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Heiko Kermer advises clients on domestic and cross-border tax issues in particular in connection with real estate and corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has experience with internal investigations, compliance and in the private equity sector and is a certified German tax advisor.

Prior to joining the McDermott, Heiko worked for several years in the Frankfurt tax group of an international law firm.


Heiko advised:

  • Contentserv Group and its majority shareholder Investcorp on the acquisition of the French software company Shoppingfeed
  • VR Equitypartner (VREP) on the acquisition of a significant minority stake in Midoco Holding GmbH
  • VR Equitypartner and Süd Beteiligungen on the sale of the majority stake in DUO PLAST Holding
  • The owners of Elmotec Group on the sale of their shares to Schaeffler Technologies
  • The sellers of beauty and health company KBL to Deutsche Industry Holding
  • Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers/private bankers and MainFirst Bank at flotation of STS Group

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  • The Legal 500 EMEA/Germany, Recommended for Tax, 2023
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Tax Law, 2021-2024


Certified Tax Advisor, 2011
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Exam, 2006
University of Bayreuth, Dr. jur., 2005
University of Bayreuth, First State Exam, 2002


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