Dr. Dr. Norbert Mückl is a tax partner in the Firm’s Munich office. He joined Baker McKenzie in 2013 from another major international law firm. He is admitted to the German bar and qualified as a lawyer and a German certified tax advisor (Steuerberater). In 2009/2010, Norbert was seconded to the M&A department of a major international investment bank where he advised on tax matters arising in corporate transactions. Norbert is a permanent lecturer on tax issues arising in M&A and real estate transactions at the University of Passau. He frequently publishes articles on various aspects of German and international corporate taxation. Furthermore, he is a co-publisher and author of a commentary on the German reorganization tax act.
Norbert's practice is broad-based and focuses on corporate taxation, with a strong emphasis on German and multinational tax planning, corporate restructuring, acquisitions and tax dispute resolution. He also advises on tax matters associated with real estate transactions and tax compliance investigations.
Representative Legal Matters
Advised Rexnord on sale of VAG Group to Aurelius Private Equity.
Advised MainFirst Holding on the Sale of its Equity Brokerage Business.
Advised Commerz Real on the acquisition of an onshore wind farm for a closed special fund.
Advised Avedon Capital Partners on the acquisition of Altendorf Group.
Advised GFKL Lowell on the acquisition of Tesch Inkasso.
Advised Allegion on the acquisition of Trelock Group.
Advised Air Liquide on the sale of Polymer Technology Business.
Advised Giesecke & Devrient on a joint venture with the Federal Printing Agency.
Advised Gruner + Jahr on the sale of Munich-based specialist publisher Entertainment Media.
Advised the initial purchasers Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Bayerische Landesbank and Citigroup on the offering by Schaeffler Finance B.V. of EUR300 million in high-yield bonds.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Munich Tax Bar - Member
- International Fiscal Association - Member
- Munich Bar Association - Member
- Germany (2005)
- University of Passau (Dr. iur.) (2006)
- Free State of Bavaria (Assessor Exam) (2004)
- Regional Finance Office (Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater)) (2004)
- University of Passau (Dr. rer. pol.) (2002)
- University of Passau (Referendar Exam) (2001)
- University of Passau (Dipl.-Kfm.) (1998)
Co-editor and author, "Beck'scher online commentary on the German reorganization Tax Act"
Author, "No retroactive trade tax liability on contribution gain I in case of partial disposal of shares received within holding period," DStRK 2018, 327
Author, "Tax base for RETT in case of person part of the seller side," DStRK 2018, 270
Author, "EXIST-scholarship no special business income," DStRK 2018, 230
Author, "Merger of profitable company into loss company no abuse in terms of sec. 42 AO," DStRK 2018, 154