Thomas Fox

  • Partner
  • Ethomas.fox@lw.com
  • Maximilianstrasse 13
  • 80539 Munich
  • Germany
  • T +49.89.2080.3.8160
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  • Dreischeibenhaus 1
  • 40211 Düsseldorf
  • Germany
  • T +49.211.8828.4616
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Profile

Dr. Thomas Fox is a partner in the Munich and Düsseldorf offices of Latham & Watkins, practicing in the firm’s Tax Department.

He counsels clients on tax regulations and all tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Mr. Fox also has extensive experience advising large multinational corporations and mid-sized German businesses on tax audits and tax controversy matters, as well as on a wide range of tax-related restructurings.

Mr. Fox is recognized as a recommended lawyer for tax in JUVE 2017/2018 and is frequently ranked in Chambers, most recently in its Europe Guide 2018Furthermore, he is listed among the best lawyers for tax in Germany by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2019 and Legal 500 Germany 2018. Mr. Fox is also listed as a foreign tax expert for Italy in Chambers Global 2015.

His career includes work in Germany and Italy both as a private practice tax lawyer and as co-founder and CEO of a mobile commerce company serving the media and advertising sector.

Mr. Fox is a regular speaker and author on reorganizations as well as on German, European, and international tax law topics. Moreover, he is a member of the International Fiscal Association and the German-Italian Lawyers’ Association.

Experience

Dr. Thomas Fox’s experience includes advising:

  • Autogrill Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition of Le Crobag KG
  • Barkawi on the sale of Barkawi Management Consultants to Genpact
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the participation in von Poll Immobilien GmbH 
  • Dubai International Capital on the €1.2 billion sale of Mauser, a globally leading manufacturer of rigid industrial packaging, to Clayton Dubilier & Rice
  • Equinox and Steilmann Holding AG on the public tender offer for Adler Modemärkte AG
  • Ferrari Financial Services SpA on the sale of a majority stake in Ferrari Financial Services GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of FFS SpA, to FCA Bank SpA
  • Omnicom Group Inc. on the sale of Sellbytel Group
  • One Equity Partners on the divestiture of 100% of interest in Vacuumschmelze Hanau GmbH & Co KG to US based OM Group
  • Siemens AG on the carve-out and subsequent merger of its mobility business with Alstom and on the carve-out of their global health business into Siemens Healthineers and its IPO
  • Tengelmann on the divestiture of its supermarket business Kaiser’s Tengelmann and its e-stores business to EDEKA 

Thought Leadership

  • Germany Passes COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures -  March 24, 2020
  • DAC 6 Deadline Nears: What Does the Mandatory Disclosure Regime Mean for Taxpayers and Advisers? -  December 16, 2019
  • Tax Exemption Offers Relief in the German Restructuring Market -  November 23, 2018
  • Upheaval in the German Restructuring Market: Need-to-Know Facts, Alternative Tools, and New Draft Law -  June 30, 2017
  • Update: Upheaval in the German Restructuring Market: Need-to-Know Facts, Alternative Tools and New Draft Law -  March 15, 2017
  • Upheaval in the German Restructuring Market – Need-to-know Facts and Alternative Tools -  February 16, 2017
  • EU's Anti-Tax Avoidance Proposal is Problematic -  March 16, 2016
  • European Commission Proposes an Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive -  February 05, 2016
  • Tax Info No 33 - Finanzverwaltung äußert sich erstmals umfassend zum aktuellen § 8c KStG -  July 30, 2014
  • Tax Info No 34 - Abzugsverbot für Gewerbesteuer ist verfassungsgemäß  -  July 30, 2014
  • Tax Info No 35 - Vorsteueraufteilung bei gemischt genutzten Gebäuden -  July 30, 2014
  • Input VAT Deductibility in Case of Mixed Used Buildings -  July 30, 2014
  • Prohibition of Deduction of Trade Tax is Constitutional -  July 30, 2014
  • German Federal Ministry of Finance Comments on the Amended Sec. 8c Corporate Income Tax Act -  July 30, 2014
  • Management Participation Through Jouissance Rights Will Not Necessarily Lead To Wage Taxation -  July 01, 2014
  • The European Financial Transaction Tax: Many Questions, Some Answers -  March 04, 2013
  • Tax Groups – German Government Plans Important Changes -  October 11, 2012
  • Equity Waiver of Taxes on Restructuring Profits in Germany -  August 08, 2012
  • Steuerrechtliche Aspekte bei Restrukturierungen in Deutschland -  August 08, 2012
  • Jahressteuergesetz 2013: Weniger ist bald deutlich weniger – anstehende Steuerpflicht von durch Körperschaften gehaltenen Streubesitzbeteiligungen -  July 24, 2012
  • Developments in German Business Taxation (Tax Info No. 15) -  June 26, 2012
  • TaxInfo, No. 014, February 2012 -  February 2012
  • TaxInfo, Issue 11, September 2010 -  September 15, 2010
  • TaxInfo, Issue 10, April 2010 -  April 26, 2010
One of the world's leading corporate tax lawyers.
Who`s Who Legal 2018
Bar Qualification
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
Education
  • Business Lawyer, University of Bayreuth, 1999
  • Tax Advisor, Ministry of Finance, 1996
  • Dr. iur., Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, 1995
  • Second German State Exam, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, 1994
  • First Legal State Exam, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, 1991
Industries
  • Automotive
  • Industrials & Manufacturing
Languages
  • German
  • Italian
  • English
Practices
  • International Tax
  • Tax
  • Restructuring & Special Situations
  • Tax Controversy
  • Transactional Tax
  • Private Equity