Uwe Halbig is a senior advisor to the Tax practice of the Paul Hastings Frankfurt office. Mr. Halbig advises German and international clients across a wide range of transactions and matters. He has significant experience in national and international mergers and acquisitions, tax oriented restructuring and banking and capital market products.
Prior to his affiliation with Paul Hastings, Mr. Halbig worked for several major law firms and auditing companies in Frankfurt.
Mr. Halbig completed his studies as a business engineer in Karlsruhe/ Germany in 1994, and was appointed as tax advisor in 1999 and as a German public auditor in 2001. Mr. Halbig provides advisory services and is not a licensed attorney.
- Appointment as public auditor, 2001
- Appointment as tax advisor, 1999
- Degree of business engineer of the Technical University of Karlsruhe, 1994
- Advised the Danish brewery group Carlsberg on the acquisition of Wernesgrüner Brauerei from Bitburger Braugruppe by Carlsberg Germany. Wernesgrüner is one of the most traditional German beer brands. The roots of the brewery can be traced back to the 15th century. The current brewery, which has been part of Bitburger Braugruppe since 2002, has an annual capacity of around 1 million hectoliters.
- Nexter Systems within the establishment of a joint venture with KMW (2015), in particular to assess the German tax consequences of a simplification of the German group structure
- Weber Automotive Group within the acquisition of SaarOTEC GmbH and Tosch GmbH (2015) and - currently – within a tax optimized disposal strategy of significant entities of Weber Group
- Capvis Equity Partners to set up a tax optimized structure for the acquisition of the assets of RENA Group from an insolvency administrator (2015)
- Bregal Capital LLP (2015 – 2016) within the acquisition of InterForum AG and Sovendus AG
- Apollo Management Advisors GmbH within the acquisition of several real estate portfolios (2015-2016)
- Hatfield Philips International within numerous restructurings of real estate companies – loss suffering companies as well as companies with good financial strength (continuously since 2013)
- Callisto to assess the tax consequences of a management participation program (2015)
- KBR Inc to repatriate cash form German entities to the U.S. (2015)
- Willmington Trust, National Association to assess the tax consequences from an offset of mutual claims within insolvent group companies (2015)
Engagement & Publications
- Corporate restructuring: Waiver or subordination, StuB 2006, 175
- Tax consequences of current value depreciations of shares in equity funds, DStR 2005, 1669
- Optimization of portfolio disposals with regard to financing and tax issues, Börsenzeitung, 1 October 2005
- Avoidance of taxation within the restructuring, FAZ, 28. September 2005
- Participation certificates - An interesting way of mezzanine financing for medium-sized enterprises, FinanzBetrieb 2005, 1
- Member of the Chamber of tax advisors in Hessen
- Member of the Chamber of Public Auditors