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Michael Preißer

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Preißer

“Ignorance of tax laws does not release one from the obligation to pay taxes. But knowledge of them often does” (Mayer A. Rothschild) – This quotation has served Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Preißer as a source of inspiration for many years and reflects the overall goal of his work in the areas of German and international corporate tax law.




2012Partner at Preißer von Rönn Schultz-Aßberg
2009Honorary doctorate from Orel StateTechnical University, Russia
2008Co-founder of the European Institute for Tax Law (“2isf”), Paris
1996Of Counsel with the law firm Graf von Westphalen, Hamburg
1995Professor of tax and private commercial law, in particular corporate tax law, at Leuphana University of Lüneburg (formerly Fachhochschule Nordostniedersachsen).
1987Professor at Hamburgische Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung, Finance Dept., and visiting lecturer at various institutions (Bundesfinanzakademie, Hamburg University, Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut)
1980Bavarian Tax Administration, in particular as head of an audit team
Law studies in Munich and Regensburg

Points of Focus

Corporate taxation and tax implications of legal succession
Cross-disciplinary issue involved in the areas of corporate and inheritance law

Speaking engagements in France, Tunisia, Georgia and Russia on issues in the area of international tax law


German, French and English


phone: +49 40 210099-198
fax: +49 40 210099-219
E-mail: m.preisser(at)prs-partner.com

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