Sebastian Koch is a lawyer who advises family-run businesses and wealthy individuals from Germany and abroad to ensure the tax optimisation of company and asset succession. Apart from the setting up, restructuring and bequeathing of family-run businesses, he also assists his clients in the process of transferring them to family trusts/foundations. In addition, Mr Koch advises family-run businesses and their shareholders when it comes to M&A transactions. Apart from company and tax law, Mr Koch’s area of expertise also covers foundation legislation as well as inheritance and family law. In addition, Mr Koch advises his clients on complex transnational issues that arise in connection with the aforementioned fields of law. He has several international degrees awarded by universities in English- and French-speaking countries and has worked for various French law firms. At Rittershaus he, together with other colleagues, looks after the French Desk of the firm.