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Stefan Hölzemann

Director of the Board of WTS Global, Partner at WTS, Germany

I am a Corporate Tax partner at WTS Germany with strong focus on international and cross-border as well as on M&A transactions. I was part of the founding team of WTS in 2000, consisting of five colleagues at the time. Prior to this, I worked as a Tax Manager at Siemens within the International Tax and M&A Tax Department. I am a trained lawyer and worked also for the German tax authorities before switching sides. Between 2006 and 2010, I was partner and co-head of an international law firm's tax department, where I advised, in particular, on M&A transactions. My decision to return to WTS was two-fold. Firstly, I wanted to return to a tax-boutique kind of firm. As a tax partner within an international law firm, I did not like to be mainly seen as a support function to the corporate M&A department as other types of tax work was not really appreciated. Secondly, I was eager to follow Fritz Esterer, whom I had known for many years and who was my former boss at Siemens. Fritz had taken over the CEO position at WTS in 2009. I was very much looking forward to working in an environment and company culture under his leadership.

As a board member of WTS Global and as the head of the M&A Tax service line, I aspire to make our tax network a global leading name. when it comes to international M&A transactions.

My motto for WTS Global: Team work is the key to success!
WTS (Munich)
Stefan Hölzemann
Director of the Board of WTS Global, Partner at WTS, Germany
Germany

Headquarters
Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 1-3
80539 Munich
Germany

Areas of Expertise
M&A Tax
International Tax
Corporate Tax
Tax Structuring and Tax-planning
Education
Degrees in German Law and Business Administration at University of Mainz
Languages
German
English
Professional Experience
Founding Member, Managing Director and Head of Transactions at WTS
Partner and Co-Head Tax of an International Law Firm
Manager International Tax and M&A Tax at Siemens AG
Research Associate at UniversityMainz
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