Dr. Florian Schiefer - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Florian Schiefer advises clients on international corporate and group tax law, international tax planning, transaction tax, real estate taxation, and investment taxation.

Prior to joining McDermott, Florian worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Business Taxation at the University of Bamberg and completed his doctorate in 2014. He then worked for several years as a chartered tax advisor for a reputable international law firm in Berlin and Frankfurt.

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Florian advised:

  • SIGNA on the acquisition of GALERIA Kaufhof and the subsequent merger with Karstadt
  • IMFARR on the acquisition of the Silver Tower in Frankfurt am Main and the HighlightTowers in Munich
  • SIGNA on the successful IPO of SIGNA Sports United
  • Borgers during the operative restructuring and refinancing
  • Several private and institutional investors on the acquisition and the sale of various shopping centers and office properties
  • SIGNA Retail group on the sale of the German sports retailer SportScheck to Frasers Group plc


  • The Legal 500 EMEA/Germany, Recommended for Tax, 2023
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Ones to Watch for Corporate and Tax Law, 2022-2023
  • International Tax Review, World Tax, Highly Regarded, 2022-2023


  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Young IFA Network


Expert Advisor on International Tax Law, 2019
Certified Tax Advisor, 2015
University of Bamberg, Dr. rer. pol. (PhD), 2014
University of Bamberg, Dipl.-Kfm., 2011


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