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YPOG further expands tax practice in Cologne: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Prinz appointed Of Counsel

Cologne – YPOG will strengthen its Cologne office as of July 2021 with the renowned tax expert Prof. Dr. Ulrich Prinz, who joins from WTS, where he was most recently Of Counsel and Managing Director. His main areas of expertise include group tax law, cross-border tax structuring, balance sheet tax law, and corporate acquisitions. Furthermore, Ulrich Prinz is a proven expert in the taxation of partnerships, one of YPOG's key tax advisory areas.

Ulrich Prinz studied economics in Cologne. After graduating with a degree in business administration, he obtained a doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.). In addition, he is qualified as a tax consultant and as a certified public auditor. Since 1998, Ulrich Prinz has been a lecturer at the Law Faculty of Heinrich Heine University in Duesseldorf, where he has held an honorary professorship since 2005. Further professional stations were as a partner at Rädler Raupach Bezzenberger (later Oppenhoff & Rädler) in Cologne, as a partner at FGS in Bonn and as a partner or Of Counsel at KPMG in Cologne.

"Ulrich Prinz is a great asset for us. He is one of the most renowned and experienced tax experts in Germany with a lot of charisma also for our young colleagues. It is impressive how he brings his broad wealth of experience to bear on new issues and topics. It is a great pleasure for us to work with him and to bring our core tax practice to a new level," says YPOG partner Andreas Kortendick.

"I am very much looking forward to working with a modern and in many ways inspiring Team. YPOG stands for the development of new consulting fields in a constantly changing world. It is very appealing to transfer my many years of experience to the coming tax generation in such a contemporary consulting unit," says Ulrich Prinz.

Ulrich Prinz is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Berliner Steuergespräche e.V., the Advisory Board of DER BETRIEB and the Fachinstitut der Steuerberater. He is also the editor and author of several handbooks on fiscal unity, international reorganization tax law and tax accounting law.

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YPOG is a law firm specialized in tax and business law, active in the core fields of Funds, Tax, Banking + Finance, and Transactions. The team at YPOG represents a broad client base, which ranges from emerging technology companies and family-run SMEs to large corporations, as well as private equity, and venture capital funds. YPOG is one of the leading advisors for venture capital, private equity, and fund structuring in Germany. The firm and its partners have been recognized nationally and internationally by JUVE, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Focus, Chambers and Partners as well as Leaders League. Today, YPOG has more than 120 experienced lawyers and tax specialists and a notary, in three offices, located in Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne.