Tobias is a Partner at LARK. His practice focuses on transactional tax law and business taxation.

In particular, Tobias advises on the tax aspects of international and national M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions as well as complex reorganizations. He also advises sponsors and investors on the tax aspects of international fund structures, investments and financial instruments.

Before joining LARK, Tobias practiced as a lawyer for several years at Kirkland & Ellis in Munich and previously at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Frankfurt. He completed his legal training in Saarbruecken and Chicago.

The tax practice is an integral part of the deal team, but also offers tailored advice on specific tax issues on an individual basis.


M&A (Public & Private)

Private Equity

Venture Capital

Private Equity

  • Nordic Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in corpuls*
  • Oakley Capital on the extension of their investment in IU Group*
  • GBL on the acquisition of Sanoptis*
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners on its investment in Kinexon*
  • Brookfield Asset Management on the public takeover offer for alstria office REIT-AG*
  • Latour Capital on the acquisition of Solvay’s barium, strontium and sodium percarbonate businesses*



  • ADTRAN on the public exchange offer for ADVA Optical Networking and the subsequent dual listing*
  • Alstom on the acquisition of Bombardier Transport*
  • Baxter Healthcare on a strategic partnership with ZeoSys*
  • Casa Tarradellas on the acquisition of a 60% stake in the Herta charcuterie and dough business from Nestlé*
  • Falabella on the acquisition of online market place operator Linio*


Venture Capital

  • General Catalyst on the combination with La Famiglia*



  • HarbourVest on Inbound-Investments as Lead-Investor*
  • Triton Partners on the creation and closing of Triton IV Continuation Fund*
  • Clearlake Capital Partners in the formation of its USD 14.1 billion Clearlake Capital Partners VII*
  • A leading asset manager on German tax aspects of cross-border Private Equity and Debt Fund offerings*



  • Leading international banks on Cum-Ex-related disputes with the German tax authorities*
  • Clients on tax-related arbitration proceedings, including post-M&A in connection with tax indemnification claims*
*processed in previous law firm

Rising Star - Transactional Tax in Germany

International Tax Review’s 2024 edition of World Tax

Die vorzeitige Beendigung von Immobiliarkreditverträgen: Eine Studie de lege lata et ferenda. Studien zum Handels-, Arbeits- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Vol. 181, 2019 (Baden Baden: Nomos)


Tobias loves sunny days at the slopes, all kinds of sports, having tasty food with family and friends as well as a nice get-together in a local bar with great drinks and music.