Dr. Andreas Richter, LL.M., is a partner and a former member of the management board at POELLATH. He has outstanding experience in business and wealth succession, estate planning, legal and tax structuring of private wealth and family offices, corporate governance for family-owned businesses, expatriation taxation and charities, as well as in trust and foundation law.
Some of Germany’s leading family offices, family businesses and foundations, as well as their peers abroad, form the client base for Andreas’s work as a legal and tax adviser. Clients in common law jurisdictions often engage Andreas due to his background in English law (MA, Trinity College, Cambridge) and US law (LL.M., Yale Law School). He is listed in domestic and international rankings as one of the leading lawyers in his practice areas. Among others, Who’s Who Legal Private Client lists Andreas Richter regurlarly among the ‘Most Highly Regarded Individuals’ worldwide.
In addition to his classical legal practice, Andreas holds a large number of positions on supervisory and advisory boards of family businesses and family offices, acts as executor for entrepreneurial assets and serves on the board of directors of charitable foundations.
Andreas is the managing director of the Berlin Tax Policy Forum, a leading country-wide forum for debate on tax policy. He chairs the executive board of the postgraduate programme, ‘Inheritance Law & Business Succession’, at the University of Muenster/Westphalia. He is an Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.
Andreas is the editor of the leading German compendium on foundations and trusts and related tax issues. He is also the author and editor of numerous other publications, commentaries and compendiums, in particular on family offices, foundation law, business succession and all tax-related matters.