Werner has thirty years experience encompassing tax litigation and compliance in addition to advice on tax elements of corporate transactions. Prior to private practice roles at Lovells and Sidley Austin, Werner held in-house positions at a major manufacturing business and a prominent international trading and service company, where he ultimately served as Chief Financial Officer for several years.
Pinsent Masons has one of the largest multidisciplinary Tax teams of any international law firm and has been growing that capability around the globe. Last year the firm appointed four tax specialists as part of the expansion of its Shanghai office, while in September 2013 the firm appointed Eugénie Berthet to its Paris team.
This is the firm's first partner hire in Germany since the firm opened an office in Munich in 2012.
Head of Pinsent Masons' Munich office Ulrich Lohmann said:
"Werner is a senior figure in the market and we are delighted that he has agreed to join us. The Munich office has been performing ahead of expectation since launch and there is clear client demand for advice on contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Werner will be an invaluable part of our growing practice."
Jason Collins, Head of the international Tax practice at Pinsent Masons, said:
"Building on our position as the largest tax team in a UK law firm, we are making fantastic progress towards developing a truly international tax capability. Cross-border tax issues remain high on the agenda in boardrooms around the world and with the addition of exceptionally high-calibre lawyers like Werner and Eugénie we are uniquely well-placed to provide advice across a full range of tax matters."