Florian Merkle advises on all matters regarding national and international tax law.

His focus is on M&A, restructuring, tax planning, tax optimisation of cross-border investments and the implementation of tax-optimised structures.

Florian studied law in Konstanz, Lausanne and Munich. After working for a big energy company and an international law firm during his legal training at the Munich Higher Regional Court, he started his career in the financial service team of a Big Four accounting firm in 2012. In 2013 he joined the M&A tax team, advising Private Equity firms and international corporations on tax implications of acquisitions, disposals, refinancing and restructurings.

Florian started in Osborne Clarke’s Cologne office in January 2017. In April 2017 he was admitted as tax advisor.

Shareholders of natif.ai

Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of natif.ai, a provider of document automation, on the takeover by document management and workflow automation specialist DocuWare, read more.

VK Immobilien

Osborne Clarke has advised VK Immobilien Group on the sale of the Turmcenter in Laatzen, Lower Saxony, to Sparkasse Paderborn-Detmold-Höxter. Read more.

CODE University

Osborne Clarke has advised the start-up university CODE University of Applied Sciences on the establishment of the CODE Trust, read more.

naturalX Health Ventures

Osborne Clarke has advised naturalX Health Ventures, the venture capital arm of Schwabe Group, on its investment in a Series A funding round in nutritional supplement start-up mybacs, read more.

FUNKE Digital

Osborne Clarke advises FUNKE Digital on the acquisition of Truffls. Read more here.

erlich textil

Osborne Clarke advises management team of erlich textil on buy-out. Read more here.


Osborne Clarke has advised gominga, a provider of a software-as-a-service solution for managing product reviews and customer enquiries, on its sale to saas.group, read more.


Osborne Clarke has advised web and app testing provider Appmatics on Hannover Finanz's entry with a minority stake of 40 percent, read more.


Osborne Clarke advises on sale of Plantix to Helm AG, read more.

Tobii Dynavox

Osborne Clarke advises Tobii Dynavox on its agreement to acquire Rehadapt Engineering. Read more here

RS Group plc

Osborne Clarke advises RS Group plc on the EUR 365m acquisition of Distrelec B.V. Read more here.


Osborne Clarke advises Carl shareholders on the merger of Carl and Doubledigit, read more


Osborne Clarke advises Secomba on the sale of its encryption software to Dropbox, read more

heute-wohnen group

Osborne Clarke advises heute-wohnen group on sale of minority stake to BWK, read more

Fairmas Benchmarking

Osborne Clarke advises CoStar on acquisition of Fairmas Benchmarking, read more

Shareholders of KOBRA Formen GmbH

Osborne Clarke advises shareholders on the sale of a majority stake in KOBRA Formen to Rieker Investment, read more

Galileo Global Education Germany

Osborne Clarke advises Galileo on acquisition of AKAD University, read more


Osborne Clarke advises battery specialist instagrid on EUR 29 million funding round

VAMED Gesundheit

Osborne Clarke advises VAMED Gesundheit on acquisition of Chiemgau Health Centre


Osborne Clarke has advised DoorDash on USD 750 million Series B financing round of rapid delivery firm Flink SE, read more

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