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Sebastian Koch LL.M. (Dundee)

Maître en droit (Paris)

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.

Practice areas
  • Asset and company succession
  • Company law
  • Tax law
  • Foundation law
  • Inheritance and family law
  • Purchasing, selling and restructuring family-run businesses
  • International asset and succession planning
  • Inheritance issues involving other countries
  • Litigation
Vita
  • 2006 - 2015 Law studies at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • 2010 - 2011 Law studies at Université Paris-Est Créteil (Master 1, formerly maîtrise)
  • 2011 - 2012 Law studies at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole (Master 2) and the University of Dundee (LL.M.)
  • 2016 - 2018 Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz
  • 2018 Admitted to the German bar
Other activities and memberships
  • Member of the Deutsch-Französische Juristenvereinigung e.V. (DfJ, German-French Lawyers’ Association)
  • Member of the Club des Affaires de la Hesse e.V.

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Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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