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Mayer Brown announced today that Volker Junge will join the firm´s Tax practice in February as partner. Mr. Junge, who will base his practice in Frankfurt, comes to Mayer Brown from King & Wood Mallesons. Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons Mr. Junge worked for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for nine years.

Mr. Junge advises on all aspects of tax law, with a particular focus on structuring, financing and implementation of tax-efficient national and international M&A, private equity and real estate transactions as well as on corporate reorganizations and rehabilitations. He is also experienced in capital markets transactions and innovative financial products. Furthermore, he advises on structuring of employee and management participation programs.

“Adding Volker to our Tax practice is an important component in our growth strategy for Germany,” said Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld, Managing Partner Germany. “With him we are strengthening our tax competencies globally and in Germany in order to serve our clients needs.”

Dr. Ingo Kleutgens, leader of the German Tax practice, added: “We are strengthening our transaction-oriented tax advice with Volker. He is an experienced tax lawyer and will be a valuable asset to the team.”

“I have successfully worked with Volker on complex M&A projects in the past and am, therefore, very pleased that he will be joining our team,” said Dr. Klaus Riehmer, leader of the German Corporate/M&A practice.

“Mayer Brown´s global platform is a great opportunity to further expand my practice, especially regarding the tax-efficient structuring of transactions,” said Mr. Junge.