Allen & Overy boosts tax practice with new hire in Frankfurt

Florian Lechner will advise domestic and international clients

Allen & Overy boosts tax practice with new hire in Frankfurt

Tax lawyer Florian Lechner will join Allen & Overy as a partner in the Frankfurt office, effective February 1, 2023.

"Our strong tax practice is of strategic significance to our growth in Germany,” said Wolf Bussian, managing partner of Allen & Overy in Germany. “With Florian Lechner we have been able to attract a very experienced and highly recognised tax expert who perfectly fits into our A&O team. Thanks to his tax-law expertise, particularly in core advisory areas of our firm, he is an excellent addition to our closely interconnected network and our broad advisory offering to clients."

Lechner boasts twenty-five years of experience in advising international corporates and financial investors on tax issues. He focuses on M&A and private equity transactions, structured finance, financial products and alternative investments. In addition, he has wide-ranging experience in the field of internal investigations in the financial sector and represents banks in the context of tax audits and in criminal tax litigation and tax court proceedings.

Most recently, he was partner at Jones Day and, prior to that he spent around 20 years at Linklaters.

"Florian Lechner is an outstanding tax lawyer and a prominent figure in the market,” said Gottfried Breuninger, head of the German tax practice group. “With his help, we will give our transaction tax practice a critical boost and further expand our leading market position in providing tax advice to banks."

Lechner commented: "Allen & Overy is able to rely on an impressive international network and has shown a very remarkable development in the German market in recent years. The fact that the firm holds attractive market positions and has growth ambitions in my core areas offers great synergies which I find just as appealing as the firm’s collaborative style. I very much look forward to joining the firm."

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