Lukas Kawka

Lukas Kawka

Education

Freie Universität Berlin (First State Exam, 2005)
Appellate Court of Berlin (Second State Exam, 2008)
Berlin Senate Administration for Finance (Tax Adviser Examination, 2016)

Bar Admissions

Germany


Deutsche Version

Lukas Kawka is a senior associate at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and a member of our Tax Department. He focuses on domestic and international corporate tax law with an emphasis on transactions and tax structuring.

He advises German and international clients, in particular in connection with their cross-border investments (share and asset deals), including tax structuring, contract drafting, negotiating and implementing complex tax structures, as well as project management, due diligence and restructuring of multinational enterprises. Lukas Kawka has a strong focus on the media, technology, and private equity sectors.

Lukas Kawka studied law at the Freie Universität of Berlin. Before joining Morrison & Foerster he worked in the tax department of an international auditing, tax and advisory firm in Germany and the USA.

Lukas Kawka is also a mentor to startup-companies in various accelerator programs in Berlin.

Representative Matters:

  • Tax advice with respect to the global roll-out of a new product by an online music platform including the tax advice on the internalization of the group structure.
  • Tax advice to a leading online food-platform with regard to a cross-border reorganization of the group structure.
  • Tax advice with regard to the acquisition of startup companies by a US Private Equity Funds.
  • Tax advice to a U.S. patent portfolio company with the setup of the licensing structure and the relief from the German withholding tax on royalties.
  • Tax advice with respect to the acquisition of a real estate portfolio by a publicly traded stock company.
  • Tax advice with respect to employee participation programs.
  • Tax advice with regard to the establishment of a private equity funds including the tax advice on the implementation of the carry-vehicle.
  • Tax advice to a DWS-Funds with regard to the acquisition of the Deutsche Bank-Towers.
  • Tax advice to various HSBC-Funds with regard to the German CFC-Rules.

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