Rolf G. Krauß

Rolf Krauß heads the practice group Tax Law and Structurings. He advises national and international clients on the structuring and tax optimisation of real estate acquisitions in Germany and abroad (both asset and share deals). A further focus of his work is on advising open- and closed-end funds with regard to regulatory and investment tax issues. Rolf is also a contact person for issues of accounting and tax accounting. Given his qualifications and many years of experience, Rolf ensures integrated and smooth advice for KUCERA’s clients in the very important areas of law, tax and accounts, and structure.

Degree in financial management (Diplom-Finanzwirt (FH)); Verwaltungsfachhochschule für Verwaltung Polizei und Steuern Kiel-Altenholz (1991)
Caseworker with a medium-sized tax advising and auditing firm (1991 – 1996)
Studies in Berlin (1996); period of practical legal training with Court of Appeals Berlin (1998)
Admitted as a German lawyer (1999)
Lawyer with Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster (1999 – 2000, merger with Clifford Chance), Düsseldorf, practice group Tax
Lawyer at Clifford Chance Pünder (2000 -2002)
Admitted as tax adviser (2002)
Lawyer with Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner (2002); Düsseldorf, practice group Tax
Lawyer at Lovells (2002 – 2005); Frankfurt am Main, practice group Tax
Partner with KUCERA Rechtsanwälte since 2005; head of practice group Tax Law and Structurings (real estate taxation)

Languages:
German and English

Publications:
Contributions and articles for the newspaper Immobilienzeitung on issues of tax and accounting law; reviews of judgments

Distinctions:
Lector at Hochschule Darmstadt

Also a member of:
German Tax Law Society (DStJG)
Association of Specialists of International Tax Law (VFISt)

Most recent mandates:
KUCERA advises on acquisition of three logistics properties by the open-end real estate fund “grundbesitz europa”
KUCERA advises on acquisition of DB Campus in Berlin by the open-end real estate fund “grundbesitz europa”

References:
Ongoing advice to Steigenberger Hotel Group since 1999
Advising on conclusions of hotel operator agreements in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Hungary, the UK, Dubai, Turkey, Greece
Ongoing advice to a budget hotel chain in the area of commercial lease and management contracts
Ongoing advice to a restaurant chain on lease and franchise agreements
Representation in court of a club hotel chain with regard to early termination of a management agreement for a hotel in Egypt
Advising on the sale-and-lease-back of five mid-category hotels