Partner

Gerd Kostrzewa

Düsseldorf

+49 211 600 55-277 +49 211 600 55-520

Languages
German, English
Consulting focuses
  • Private Clients
  • Tax law
  • Inheritance and Gift Tax Law
  • Corporate Succession
  • Tax Criminal Law

Vita

  • Certified Tax Lawyer
  • Admitted to the Barsince 1996
  • Education and former activities
  • Ernst & Young AG, Düsseldorf1995-1999
  • University of Konstanz Legal Trainee/Referendar 1993; Assessor 1995
  • German University for Administrative Sciences, Speyer 1994

Affiliations

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), TEP
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • German Association for Inheritance Law and Property Successions (DVEV)
  • German-Israeli Lawyers Association (DIJV)

Gerd Kostrzewa's Distinctions

JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019
Who's Who Legal 2018
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
Who's Who Legal 2017
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017
Leaders List 2016
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2015/2016
Citywealth Leaders List 2015
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2014/2015
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2013/2014
JUVE Kanzlei des Jahres 2015 für Steuerrecht
Citywealth Leaders List 2013

Publications

2014

The german tax and inheritance law treatment of trusts
in: The ABA Guide of International Estate Planning 2014

2001

Möglichkeiten einer Berichtigung zu Unrecht in Rechnung gestellter Umsatzsteuer
Der Betrieb 2001, p. 667

Lectures

2021

Virtual 21st Annual U.S. and Europe Tax Practice Trends Conference
ABA, Webinar, March 2021
Living a Double Life in Germany and the U.S. – The Inbond Session
German American Business Association Southern California, Webinar, February 17, 2021
Living a Double Life in Germany and the U.S. – The Outbond Session
German American Business Association Southern California, Webinar, February 3, 2021

2020

Pandemic realities: Implications for tax-residence of individuals, trusts and corporations
STEP, USA, Webinar, December, 2020
How Germany, the UK and the US Target and Audit High Net Worth Individuals
STEP USA, Webinar, December, 2020
Cross-Border US/Europe Tax Planning
US/UK Tax Planning: Digital Week, Webinar, October 2020
The Use of Foundations and Trusts in Private Wealth Succession Planning Can Civil and Common Law Vehicles Co-Exist?
STEP USA, Webinar, September 2020
What private wealth professionals should know about international tax transparency
ABA/IBA/IFA Webinar, June 2020
The endless development of disclosure: a review of DAC 6 and similar systems around the world
25th International Private Client Conference, London, March 2020
The digital estate – not only relevant for millenials
STEP Europe Conference, Vienna, February 2020
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2019

Inheriting problematic structures: common tax issues for Heirs/Beneficiaries and pre-death restructuring possibilities
19th Annual U.S. and Europe Tax Practice Trends Conference, Paris, April 2019
STEP Webinar
Cross-Border German/US Tax Planning STEP Webinar, March 2019

2018

Exit tax – I am leaving the country and only for this reason should I pay capital gain taxes. What are you talking about?
23rd Annual International Wealth Transfer Practice Conference, London, March 2018
Tax Regularisation in 2018
Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation Alpine Conference, Interlaken, February 2018

2017

German tax rules regarding tax-avoidance, base erosion, profit shifting and transparency as blueprint for other jurisdictions?
STEP Israel Annual Conference, Tel Aviv, June 2017
Cross-Border Planning: United States and Germany
STEP Chicago Meeting April 19, 2017  
Personal security in a dangerous world
22nd Annual International Wealth Transfer Practice Conference, London, March 2017

2016

Adapter Plugs for Trusts and Foundations
STEP New York Conference, New York, September 2016
Structuring German Real Estate Investments for Israeli Investors - Dos and Don’ts on Europe’s hottest real estate market
STEP Israel Annual Conference, Tel Aviv, June 2016
Double, double, toil and trouble – recent and upcoming challenges for private client advisors
21st IBA International Wealth Transfer Conference, London, March 2016 
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