Dr. Thomas Kleinheisterkamp

Thomas Kleinheisterkamp is a partner in the Munich office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Tax Group.
Partner
Munich
Maximilianstrasse 15
(Maximilianhoefe)
Munich 80539 Germany
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Education
Bavaria, Second State Exam
University of Bayreuth, Dr.
University of Bayreuth, First State Exam

Admissions
Germany

Thomas Kleinheisterkamp is a partner in the Munich office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Tax Group.   He was a part of the team that founded the Munich office in 2004.

Primary Focus & Experience

His practice areas comprise all aspects of national and international tax law and related corporate law aspects. In particular, Mr. Kleinheisterkamp focuses on transactional tax advice and corporate tax law including the tax aspects of corporate reorganizations. Furthermore, he advises both lenders and borrowers in all tax-related areas of acquisition and corporate finance and financial institutions on tax aspects relating to a broad range of financial products such as warrants and certificates.

His recent major transactions include the legal advice to:

  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG on the sale of its Dutch and Belgian TV and print operations to a consortium of international media companies led by Sanoma Corporation.
  • NYSE Euronext on the proposed combination with Deutsche Boerse.
  • Loyalty Partner on the sale to American Express.
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG on the takeover by KKR and Permira.
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG on the sale of TV broadcaster N24.
  • Edscha AG on the sale of IVM Automotive Group to Swedish Semcon AB.
  • SULO GmbH on the acquisition of Cleanaway Deutschland Group and of Henning Group.
  • The Carlyle Group and Advent International on the sale of HT Troplast Group to Arcapita.
  • Advent International and The Carlyle Group on the joint acquisition of H.C. Starck Group from Bayer AG.
  • HVB Capital Partners AG on their co-investments.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Mr. Kleinheisterkamp is recommended for tax in the German directory JUVE Handbuch and Legal 500. In Chambers Europe he is also ranked as “up and coming” in tax law in Germany.

He studied law and economics (Wirtschaftsjurist, Univ. Bayreuth) at the University of Bayreuth, where he also obtained a doctorate degree (Dr. jur.). He has authored various publications in the area of national and international tax law, including the annotation regarding Sec. 10a GewStG (German Trade Tax Act) in the commentary by Lenski/Steinberg.

Mr. Kleinheisterkamp is admitted to the German bar and is accredited as tax advisor and certified tax lawyer (Steuerberater, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht) in Germany. He speaks German and English.