Andreas advises private clients and family offices as well as medium-sized and large companies on all ongoing and structural tax matters. As an expert in tax matters related to venture capital and private equity (ongoing and structure-planning issues), he is especially advising funds, investors (corporations and individuals) and selected startups.

Andreas’ clients value his reliability and his vast experience in dealing with the tax authorities. With his solution-oriented approach, he always – even and particularly in difficult situations – strives to achieve the best commercial solution for his clients. 

Education and Career

Andreas studied tax law at the University of Applied Sciences for Finance at Nordkirchen, which forms part of the tax administration of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia. After that, he worked as a tax officer in a local tax office and in the Federal Central Tax Office (Bundeszentralamt für Steuern). Before co-founding SMP, he was an Associated Partner at Flick Gocke Schaumburg.

Andreas is a lecturer for the master program "LL.M. Tax" at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster as well as guest lecturer at Germany’s Federal Academy of Finance and regularly publishes on tax law issues.


Andreas’s recent work highlights include advising:

  • General Atlantic on ongoing tax advice and advice on tax declarations in Germany
  • Top Tier Capital Partners on tax declarations regarding multilayer foreign partnerships
  • 7 Global Capital on comprehensive ongoing tax advice as well as advice on tax declarations
  • Moonfare on comprehensive ongoing tax advice and tax declarations
  • Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners on several ongoing tax matters, investment transactions and structure planning for their venture capital and private equity funds
  • on several ongoing and structure planning tax matters
  • Cherry Ventures on several ongoing tax matters
  • SevenOne Capital on ongoing tax matters regarding foreign fund investments
  • Deutsche Mittelstand Beteiligungen on several ongoing tax matters
  • Blockwall on ongoing tax matters
  • foreign private equity and venture capital funds on ongoing tax matters and tax filings (e.g. Redpoint Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Remagine Media Ventures)
  • large family offices and private clients on several ongoing tax matters and investment transactions
  • selected fast-growing startups
  • Application of CFC-rules for passive income of an investment nature, DStZ 2019, 510 (together with Dr. Christian Joisten and Orkun Ekinci)
  • Taxation of transactions involving tokens that form part of the private assets — Selected issues and obligations to declare
    FR 2019, pp. 412–421 (together with Felix Rettenmaier) [in German]
  • Specialties of the tax relief on business income pursuant to Sec. 35 CITA in connection with negative income
    DB 2011, 76 (togehter with Carsten Peters) - ( in German)
  • Reserves pursuant to Sec. 6b CITA in cases of single or multi level partnerships
    Ubg 2013, 425 - (in German)
  • Tax free disposal of tax-vested shares before the seven year waiting period ends?
    DStR 2014, 1578 (togehter with Carsten Peters) - ( in German)