Shearman & Sterling has expanded its team in Frankfurt with the addition of counsel Anders Kraft, a recognized expert in national and international tax law. Kraft, who comes from Latham & Watkins, will join Shearman & Sterling’s Frankfurt office on October 1, 2015.
A certified tax advisor, Kraft has particular experience in providing tax advice on and developing tax-optimized structures for cross-border and local M&A and private equity transactions, restructurings and financing transactions. His clients include national and international corporations, private equity funds, banks and other financial institutions.
“Having German tax expertise is an integral part of our international tax practice,” said Michael Shulman, Co-Head of the firm’s Tax Group. “With Anders, we will significantly strengthen our ability to advise our clients on tax matters in Germany.”
Thomas König, Managing Partner of the German office of Shearman & Sterling, adds, “High-end tax advice is an integral part of our strategy to provide comprehensive transaction advice. We are very pleased that, with Anders Kraft, we have gained such a renowned tax expert. Our clients will greatly benefit from his experience.”