Verena Weider


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Summary Open

Verena is an Associate in the Tax group in the Hamburg office of Watson Farley & Williams.

She focuses on tax for M&A transactions, in particular for private equity companies and strategic investors, and in the renewable energy sector. She also advises on restructuring projects from a tax perspective, in particular cross-border restructurings.

Before joining Watson Farley & Williams Verena started her career at KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in Hamburg in the service lines M&A Tax/ International Tax in 2011 (and as a Manager/ Prokurist from 2015). She gained extensive experience advising on domestic and cross-border transactions, complex structuring projects and diverse international tax matters.

Verena is a certified tax advisor and has a special certified qualification as a tax advisor for international tax matters.

Education Open

  • 2018: Special certified qualification as a Tax Advisor for International Tax Matters, Chamber of Tax Advisors Hamburg
  • 2015: Certified Tax Advisor, Chamber of Tax Advisors Hamburg
  • 2007 – 2011: Master’s degree, Tax Specialist (Diplom-Steuerjuristin), International Master’s Studies in Tax and Economic Law, Bremen
  • 2004 – 2007: Certified Assistant Tax Consultant, Bremen

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Speaker: IFA-Lunch “US Tax Reform – Implications for German companies“, 2018
  • Author: “Allocation on the Lower Tier Company – yes or no?” („Durchstockung auf die Untergesellschaft – ja oder nein?“), IWB 2017, page 218
  • Author: “Conference Report of the 7. Hamburg Forum for Company Tax Law” („Tagungsbericht zum 7. Hamburger Forum für Unternehmenssteuerrecht“), FR 2017, page 425

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Young IFA Network (YIN), Northern German Region, Hamburg
  • Chamber of Tax Advisors Hamburg

Employment Record Open

  • 2018 – present: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams, Hamburg
  • 2011 – 2018: Manager, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Hamburg

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