Dr. Martin Weger is a Partner in Kaye Scholer’s Frankfurt office and heads the German tax practice. He primarily focuses on tax law, corporate finance and M&A.
As a certified tax lawyer, Martin advises clients in national and international tax law, corporate and capital markets law. He focuses on tax law aspects of restructuring and advising on corporate law issues relating to national and international M&A transactions, and the restructuring of partnerships and corporations. Martin also has extensive experience in advising national and international financial investors and enterprises as well as investment banks in real estate investments, distressed debt and non-performing loan investments, and factoring as well as securitization. Furthermore, Martin advises clients in connection with business restructurings as well as tax and estate planning for private clients. He has also successfully represented clients in out-of-court litigation with German fiscal authorities and before various tax courts, including the German Federal Tax Court (Bundesfinanzhof).
Martin was recommended by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2012, 2013 and 2014) as a leading tax practitioner. “He is widely recognised for his expertise in domestic and international tax law, as well as corporate and capital markets.” Clients describe him as "creative, pragmatic, customer-focused and flexible," “very available and reachable if you have any questions or need support.” Furthermore, Martin has been nominated by Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011, 2012 and 2013) where he is characterized as a "charismatic, intelligent and creative" practitioner with impressive judgment on tax questions. "Clients say they can engage him in frank discussions concerning a vast range of issues."
After having worked as an academic assistant at the University of Würzburg and on his doctoral thesis, Martin first practiced law at the Frankfurt office of Jones Day in 2002. After joining Kaye Scholer in 2005, he worked with the firm's New York office. Martin regularly publishes articles on tax and corporate law, and is a lecturer at the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel.