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Senior Associate

Dr. Jacob Schreiber

Jacob's focus lies on national and international tax aspects of transactions. He primarily advises companies, private equity and venture capital funds on all national and international tax aspects of acquisitions, be it advice on the structuring of acquisitions or advice in the process of the negotiation of purchase agreements. In case of a dispute, he also represents them in tax proceedings.

In addition, he also has expertise regarding tax aspects of national and international management and employee participation programmes, as well as the tax aspects in the context of insolvencies and distressed M&A transactions.

Handelsblatt Best Lawyers listed Jacob as "Ones to Watch" in 2022 and 2023.

Education and Career

Jacob studied law at the University of Passau. Parallel to his doctoral studies and his legal clerkship, he worked as a research assistant in the tax department of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. His dissertation in international tax law focused on taxation of capital gains resulting from the sale of shares real-estate-rich entities. Jacob completed his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Munich including seats at the legal representation of the Free State of Bavaria, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and Taylor Wessing. Prior to joining YPOG, Jacob was an associate in the tax department of Sidley Austin (CE) LLP..


Recently, Jacob advised in particular on the following mandates (partly as part of his previous work for a major international law firm):

  • adapa group (formerly: Schur Flexibles Group) on tax aspects of its financial restructuring.
  • proALPHA on the acquisition and integration of Empolis Group.
  • proALPHA on the acquisition of Enit.
  • an international automotive supplier on the payroll tax audit of its German subsidiary.
  • a German foundation on a possible investment in a US REIT.


  • German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
  • Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) (University of Passau)


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Real-estate-rich Entities in Tax Treaties,
    Dissertation, Duncker & Humblot 2023 [in German]
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