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Dr. Michael Kreft

Fax +49.(0)89.321.215.499

Dr. Michael Kreft is a counsel and tax advisor in the firm’s Munich office. He focuses on structuring tax-efficient buyout and real estate transactions, as well as national and international fund structuring and reorganizations, including mergers, demergers, and holding structures. He also advises on corporate and income tax law, the tax-efficient structuring of private wealth and estate tax-planning issues.

His client base includes private clients, buyout funds, medium-sized companies, and real estate firms. 


Professional Background

Mr. Kreft joined K&L Gates in January 2017after having practiced at another leading international law firm in their Munich office.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Bundesverband Mergers & Acquisitions e.V. (BM&A)

Additional Information

Michael Kreft regularly lectures and publishes on various subjects relating to tax law.

Publications include, among others:
  • Commentary of German Investment Tax Act (Frankfurter Kommentar zum Kapitalanlagerecht) 2015
  • Several articles in online magazine Handelsblatt Steuerboard
Mr. Kreft has advised, among others:
  • Evans Randall Investors, London, tax advice on real estate investments in Germany
  • DBAG Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, tax advice on several buyout transactions
  • VR Private Equity, tax advice on buyout transaction
  • Internos Global Investors, tax advice on real estate transactions
  • EQT, tax advice on buyout transactions
  • advice to real estate company regarding fund structuring