Dr. Dirk Pohl - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Dirk Pohl advises clients on international tax law, tax litigation in tax courts and the German Supreme Tax Court (Bundesfinanzhof), integrated legal, tax and organization counseling of business enterprises.

He counsels and represents major family businesses and their owners (realignment of corporate structure, domestic and foreign as well as non-profit foundation solutions, corporate disputes, and succession planning).

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Dirk Pohl advised:

  • Clients in the information technology (IT), pharmaceuticals and automotive sectors on business restructuring/transfer pricing matters
  • Clients in global reorganization of construction equipment manufacturer
  • Various US multinationals in tax structuring of inbound investment via Luxembourg and Switzerland

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Tax Law and Litigation, 2009-2025
  • Chambers Europe, Band 3 in Germany: Tax, 2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, “Leading Individual” in Germany: Tax Law, 2021-2024

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  • German Tax Law Society, appointed as a member of the Scientific Council
  • Munich Bar for Attorneys at Law (Rechtsanwälte)
  • Munich Bar for Tax Advisors (Steuerberater)


Certified Tax Advisor, 1999
University of Bonn, Dr. jur., Second State Exam, 1997
University of Bonn, Research Associate of Prof. Dr. Josef Isensee, 1994
University of Bonn, First State Exam, 1993
University for Tax Law in Nordkirchen, Master of Fiscal Affairs, 1987


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