Thomas Busching holds dual qualifications as lawyer and chartered tax consultant. His practice includes commercial and corporate law, mainly for the automotive industry and tax-driven legal matters, as well as tax and transactional work for industrial clients. He advises manufacturing and trading companies on industry-relevant legal and tax matters, and inbound and outbound foreign direct investments, as well as tax disputes and international and domestic tax structuring. Thomas has worked in Asia for a number of years.

    Thomas is co-author of the German Handbook of International Corporate Law and regular author of articles in various domestic and international publications. He has also spoken on legal and tax matters for most of his professional career and is regularly quoted in international publications such as Bloomberg BNA and Tax Notes.

    Thomas is a member of the Frankfurt sections of the German Bar Association, German Tax Consultants Association and the Trade Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce, as well as the German-Chinese Business Association. He is member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and one of the few dual-qualified arbitrators.

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    • Trusted outsourced legal and tax counsel for several industrial clients.
    • Advising in the acquisition of a company holding a large residential property portfolio by a US-based hedge fund.
    • Advising in the acquisition of several Germany-based machinery companies by China-based competitors.
    • Providing counsel in the acquisition and tax structuring of a number of properties in Germany for international private equity/family offices.
    • Providing counsel as first foreign legal adviser to the Russian tax administration on amendments to the Russian Tax Code.
    • Advising in the buyout and restructuring of a joint venture of an international gas company.
    • Advising in the German tax audit of an international oil company in a €66 million tax dispute.

    Education

    • State Tax Examination, 1993
    • Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart, Second State Examination, 1987
    • University of Tübingen, First State Examination, 1984

    Admissions

    • Germany, 1988

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member of the Frankfurt sections of the German Bar Association, German Tax Consultants Association, the TTIP Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce as well as the German-Chinese Business Association.

    Languages

    • English
    • German

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