Annette Keller - McDermott Will & Emery


Anette Keller advises clients on Real estate transactions, Group reorganizations, Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) / acquisition structuring, Tax audits as well as Tax litigation before tax courts and the German Supreme Tax Court (Bundesfinanzhof).

Previously, Annette worked for another US law firm in Frankfurt and Munich in their Tax Department. She is a licensed tax specialist (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht), as well as a regular speaker and author on tax issues.


Anette advised:

  • SIGNA on tax matters in connection with the purchase of Karstadt Warenhaus, Karstadt Sports, and Karstadt Premium
  • SIGNA on tax matters in connection with partial sale of Karstadt Premium
  • A multinational media group regarding corporate reorganizations, including the issuance of a binding ruling
  • SIGNA on the purchase of a retail real estate portfolio (including the KaDeWe in Berlin) and single retail real estate assets (e.g., the Alsterhaus in Hamburg) and the finance structure

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  • International Fiscal Association


Licensed Tax Specialist, 2013
Higher Regional Court of Bamberg, Second State Exam, 2007
University of Würzburg, First State Exam, 2004


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