von Schweinitz, Dr. Oliver


  Hamburg, Germany
 +49 170 27 23 544
 +49 (40) 36 96 33 33
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Oliver v. Schweinitz, born in 1975, is a German lawyer, tax advisor, specialist tax lawyer, attorney-at-law (New York). He advises on national and international tax law as well as M&A and real estate law. His support also compromises advice on project management. Since 2011 he is member of the OECD’s BIAC with respect to “working party no.10” (on automatic exchange of financial account information).

Typical matters handled by Oliver include:

  • Supporting clients from the financial services sectors in tax matters as well as upper-medium sized businesses in their international expansion;
  • Advising private equity clients, particularly in the field of real estate and non-performing-loans;
  • Specializing in banking supervisory law, including its US related matters as they apply to German financial institutions (Dodd-Frank-Act / law on the separation of investment and commercial banking activities);
  • Advising banks and financial service providers on the implementation of the relevant US tax law (FATCA/Qualified Intermediary) and international standards (Common Reporting Standard);
  • Advising on the new investment taxation reform act.

Oliver studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg (Germany, doctorate thesis with professor Paul Kirchhof), Paris Sorbonne (France), Duke University, North Carolina (USA) and at “Institute of Law and Finance” Frankfurt (Germany) where he obtained a Master in Law and Finance.

Oliver began his legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP. He also worked for PwC in its Financial Services Department. Oliver v. Schweinitz is partner of the GGV team since January 2016 for its financial services division.

In addition to German (native language), he also speaks English and French.

Practice areas:

  • Banking supervisory law
  • The taxation of open and closed-end fund, real estate and real estate tax law,
  • Private equity,
  • The law of Information exchange (Qualified Intermediary, FATCA, Common Reporting Standard),
  • Commercial and tax laws – also with respect to US cross-border issues.