Dr. Hans-Michael Pott

Dr. Hans-Michael Pott, Partner

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Juve names Dr. Hans-Michael Pott as one of Germany’s leading lawyers for tax law disputes (Juve Handbuch 2015/2016)


  • Lawyer, partner of the partnership
  • Legal education, legal training and doctorate in Bonn, Kiel and Cologne
  • Admission as lawyer in 1986
  • Specialised qualification as tax lawyer (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht) 1990
  • Until 1992 partner at Knobbe & Pott Rechtsanwälte, Bonn; until 1996 partner of the law firm Droste Rechtsanwälte (now Hogan Lovells), Düsseldorf
  • Beginning of 1997 founding of the Düsseldorf office of Sernetz·Schäfer Rechtsanwälte
  • Member of the board of the Düsseldorf Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf) as well as the European Committee of the German Federal Bar Association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer); head of the Committee for European and International Law of the German Lawyers’ Institution (Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut); president of the Tax Commission of the Federal Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft)
  • Head of the insurance law instruction course at the German Lawyers’ Institution
  • Main practice areas: tax, including the law relating to excise duties and customs, corporate law, insurance law
  • Languages: German, English, French, Spanish
  • Numerous seminars and lectureships on tax law, European law, international company law