WTS Germany wins financial and investment tax expert Klaus D. Hahne

The international tax consulting firm WTS Germany is expanding its asset management & financial services practice with Klaus D. Hahne. He will be a new partner in Frankfurt am Main with immediate effect. Klaus D. Hahne specializes in tax consulting for banks and financial service providers as well as the tax structuring of investment funds and capital market products.

“Our Asset Management & Financial Services practice is a highly specialized unit that is a leader in its segment. With Klaus D. Hahne, we have now been able to gain another excellent addition to our team around WTS partners Dieter Lübbehüsen and Steffen Neumann,” commented Franz Prinz zu Hohenlohe, member of the WTS Executive Board. “The know-how of the individual team members complements each other perfectly. Particularly in the area of alternative investments, we are now supported by Klaus D. Hahne is now even better positioned”.

Klaus D. Hahne focuses on the tax structuring of alternative investment funds – from private equity and private debt to renewable energy or venture capital. This also includes advising institutional investors on target investments in the relevant funds. In addition, he assists clients with tax issues in connection with capital market transactions and advises on the income and VAT taxation of financial instruments and financial services. Furthermore, Klaus D. Hahne has extensive experience in structural consulting in the banking sector.

Prior to joining WTS, Klaus D. Hahne was a National Tax Partner in the international law firm Dechert. Further stations in his career were Allen & Overy, EY and Hamburg Commercial Bank AG (formerly HSH Nordbank AG). Klaus D. Hahne appears regularly as a speaker and is the author of numerous specialist publications. Among other things, he is editor and co-author of the book “Die Umsatzsteuer in Kreditinstituten: Steuerbefreiung – Vorsteuerabzug – Besteuerungsverfahren (2007)” (Value Added Tax in Credit Institutions: Tax Exemption – Input Tax Deduction – Taxation Procedure).