Reed Smith adds tax partner and adviser in Frankfurt


Dr Martin Bünning has joined global law firm Reed Smith firm as a partner in its Global Corporate Group where he will work alongside the international tax group advising on national and international transactions.

Joining from Ashurst, the tax lawyer and Steuerberater (tax adviser) with more than 20 years’ experience, is recognised among the industry for advising investors in real estate, alternative investments and funds, in addition to supporting clients on private equity, venture capital matters and cross-border M&A transactions. He also has considerable experience counselling clients on tax issues regarding securitisations, VAT and withholding taxes.
 
Bünning, who will be based in Frankfurt, has advised a broad range of clients including DIF Management BV, North Channel Bank GmbH & Co KG and Redevco BV.
 
Delphine Currie, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group, says: “We are very pleased to welcome Martin to the firm. He has a broad range of expertise and extensive experience advising on complex tax issues across multiple jurisdictions. Martin’s appointment has enhanced our tax offering for our German and international clients.
 
“The firm has had a successful year and I expect to see further growth into 2020 as we continue our strategic drive to expand the Global Corporate Group across Europe.”
 
Rolf Hünermann, Reed Smith’s office managing partner in Frankfurt, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the team, he has a stand-out reputation and wealth of experience which will strengthen our offering in M&A, corporate, compliance and real estate.”
 
Bünning, whose practice covers a wide range of industry sectors including financial services, real estate and private equity, says: “I’m delighted to be joining such a reputable firm with an enviable international platform especially at a time of significant strategic growth, and I am excited to further build my practice and enhance the firm’s tax capabilities.”
 
Bünning studied Law at the University of Freiburg and qualified in 1992 before he gained a PhD in Law in 1996, and was admitted to the bar as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in 1996. He then passed the Tax Advisors Examination and was admitted to practise as a tax advisor (Steuerberater) in 2001.
 
Bünning will be joined by Carina Park an experienced associate who is qualified as a German lawyer and Steuerberater (tax adviser). She also joins from Ashurst.

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