Gerd heads the tax group. He advises companies on corporate law and tax law on a national and international level. In addition, he assists private clients in succession matters.

Gerd has advised many mid-sized and larger companies in transactions, both as seller or buyer, in particular in M&A projects and joint ventures. His clients encompass technology companies, often based in North America or India. A second focus area for Gerd is the real estate business. For companies engaged in this field, Gerd develops tax-efficient structures for investments and helps with the implementation.

For many years, Gerd has been advising private clients. Together with the client, he compiles their key concerns and designs strategies that are optimised in terms of corporate law and taxation. This includes asset planning and transfers inter vivos.

After studying in Cologne and Paris, Gerd qualified as a lawyer in 2001. As an expert lawyer for tax matters, he is the author of various publications on tax law and corporate law and regularly contributes as a speaker for different seminar organisers.