Christian Sauer

Christian Sauer

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB

Biography

Christian Sauer has several years of experience in providing tax advice to German and foreign multinational companies on domestic and international corporate tax issues, focusing on deal-related tax structuring and tax-optimized reorganizations.

Christian joined Baker McKenzie in January 2020 after working in the International Tax Team of PwC Germany for five years. He holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation as well as Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Siegen and is a certified German tax advisor since 2018.

Practice Focus

Christian's tax practice focuses on the structuring of inbound and outbound investments and (cross-border) corporate restructurings as well transaction-related structuring, including acquisition and carve-out structuring and post-deal integrations.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm, Christian was involved in several notable transactions, incuding:

  • Tax advice for a German Dax30 multinational group in relation to a global post-acquisition integration in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Tax advice for a German Dax30 multinational group in relation to a global carve-out in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Tax advice for a family-owned German-headed multinational group in relation to a global post-acquisition integration in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Tax advice for a German Dax30 multinational group in relation to the acquisition and finance structure for a global deal transaction.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Fiscal Association (IFA) - Member
  • Young IFA Network (YIN) - Member

Admissions

  • Germany (2018)

Education

  • University of Siegen (MSc) (2014)

Languages

  • English
  • German
Co-author (with Christine Kamphaus, Lars-Volkmar Weihmann), "Unterjähriger Beteiligungserwerb bei Anwendung von § 8b Abs. 4 KStG n.F.," Ubg 2014, 258

Co-author (with Rainer Heurung, Ariane Bresgen), "Germany's Statutory Treatment of Special Payments in Transnational Cases," Intertax 2014, 644