Schalast expands its advice to institutional investors and funds with Dr. Matthias Geurts at partner level

After the business law firm Schalast had already emphasized its growth course at the turn of the year by opening further offices and is now represented in the five business centers Frankfurt, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart, it is now strengthening itself in a next step with Dr. Matthias Geurts as of 01.04.2021. Dr. Matthias Geurts was a partner at Noerr and will join Schalast as an equity partner in the Banking & Finance practice group.

Dr. Matthias Geurts (52) specializes in advising on financial products and the respective providers and investors. After more than 10 years working for the product division of Deutsche Bank AG, he built up the area of advising investment funds at Noerr, where he always acted at the interfaces of supervisory, commercial and tax law. With this expertise, he completes Schalast's tax practice, which started work at the beginning of the year with Dr. Oliver v. Schweinitz's team and is now able to cover all tax issues specific to the financial industry in addition to the transactional business inherent in capital investment.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Walter, head of the Banking & Finance practice, comments on the strategy behind this move: "We want to successively expand our advisory areas in order to be able to offer all-round support to the financial industry and its products, as well as to the respective investor groups. With Dr. Matthias Geurts, we succeed in this in two ways: on the one hand, he expands our regulatory advice to include the area of capital investment products, especially investment funds, and on the other hand, he also covers the taxation issues in connection with these financial products for our new Tax department."