WTS, a global full-service provider of tax, financial & deal advisory with a high level of digitisation expertise, gained a new recruit, Dr Dirk Niedling, at the beginning of April. As part of the strong Asset Management & Financial Services team, he will apply his expertise in financial taxes at the Frankfurt office.
"WTS is delighted to welcome Dirk Niedling, a high-calibre professional in the field. He joins us to reinforce our highly specialised Asset Management and Financial Services division. From now on, he will perfectly complement our team with his expertise, especially in the field of tax advisory on banking and fund taxation as well as investment tax law", comments Jürgen Scholz, Member of the Executive Board.
Dr Dirk Niedling joins WTS from KPMG, where he was responsible for advising banks, financial services providers, industrial companies, family offices and private clients in the International Tax division since 2015. In particular, he specialised in advising on tax issues relating to the financial market, tax planning and structuring concepts as well as on complex financing transactions. His further areas of expertise include the conception and implementation of investment and financing structures and advising on open and closed fund concepts.
Before this, the lawyer and tax advisor worked in the banking and finance industry. At Deutsche Bank AG, he was responsible for tax planning issues and promoted the tax analysis and advisory of business units with capital market-oriented transactions, among other things.
In addition to Dirk Niedling, the investment tax lawyer Dr Jan Hempelmann from EY will also join the Financial Services team.
"There are many highly specialised minds at WTS in the field of financial taxes and they offer one of the largest and most diversified teams. This is why I am so looking forward to contributing my expertise, passing it on to clients or providing them with competent advice on tax issues and special cases", adds new recruit Dirk Niedling.
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