Dr. Kian Tauser - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Kian Tauser, M. Jur. (Oxford University) advises financial institutions, investment banks, private equity houses, and fund initiators on transaction-centered tax and fund formation law in the following areas: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) / acquisition structuring, Real estate transactions, Group reorganizations, Structured finance, Restructurings, Fully integrated advice on fund formation, Management participation and Tax audits.

Kian is a frequent author and speaker on tax and fund formation issues. He is double-qualified as a lawyer as well as a chartered tax advisor.


Kian advised:

  • SIGNA on the intended multibillion-euro acquisition of GALERIA Kaufhof Group from METRO Group
  • Telefónica on tax matters on the multibillion-euro acquisition of E-Plus Group from KPN
  • SIGNA on tax matters in connection with the purchase of Karstadt Premium Group and Karstadt Sports
  • Art-Invest as funds initiator on the formation of a regulated special investment L.P. acquiring a real estate ensemble in Cologne

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  • The Legal 500 EMEA/Germany, Recommended for Tax, 2023
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Restructuring and Insolvency Law, 2024
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms
  • Tax Directors Handbook


Certified Tax Advisor, 2004
University of Oxford, MJur, 2002
University of Freiburg, Dr. jur., 2001
Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe, Second State Exam, 1999
University of Freiburg, First State Exam, 1997

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