Dr. Bettina Bokeloh

National Partner

Frankfurt
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
An der Welle 4
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 79302 166
F +49 69 79302 222
bbokelohwillkie.com

Bettina Bokeloh is a national partner in the Tax Department, focusing on advising private equity firms and strategic investors on national and international M&A transactions. She also has significant experience in advising multinational corporations on corporate tax matters, including cross-border tax planning and reorganizations, and regularly advises on capital markets transactions.

Bettina is fluent in German (native) and English.

Bettina Bokeloh is a national partner in the Tax Department, focusing on advising private equity firms and strategic investors on national and international M&A transactions. She also has significant experience in advising multinational corporations on corporate tax matters, including cross-border tax planning and reorganizations, and regularly advises on capital markets transactions.

Bettina is fluent in German (native) and English.

Selected Significant Matters

Bettina has recently advised on the following significant transactions:

  • Constantia Flexibles in the approximately $1.3 billion sale of its Labels division to Multi-Color Corporation
  • Castik Capital in its acquisition of the transport services unit of Wolters Kluwer
  • Ardian in its acquisition of a majority interest in Weber Automotive GmbH
  • The shareholders of exocad GmbH in the sale of a majority stake to The Carlyle Group as well as their reinvestment
  • IK Investment Partners in the sale of Sport Group
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its €2.82 billion cross-border acquisition of Galeria Kaufhof
  • Paramount Group, Inc. in its $2.6 billion initial public offering
  • Acciona on the EUR 157m sale of its German wind park operations to Swisspower
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in the $1.325 billion sale of its titanium dioxide pigments and four other non-strategic businesses to Huntsman Corporation

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, Bettina was an associate (1996-1999) at Feddersen Laule Scherzberg & Ohle Hansen Ewerwahn and a senior manager (1999-2007) at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Impact of Mutual Shareholdings for Purposes and Gift Tax Act: Have all issues been resolved now?, Die Unternehmensbesteuerung 2013, p. 587 (co-author) (2013)
  • Unconstitutionality of the German Inheritance and Gift Tax Act: Have all issues been resolved now? Der Erbschaftsteuerberater 2012, p. 246 (co-author) (2012)
  • Commercial and Tax Law Aspects of the Indirect Issues of Convertible Bonds as the Leven of the Issuer, Corporate Finance Law 2010, p. 35 (co-author) (2010)
  • Admissibility of variable Compensation Payments in Profit and Loss Transfer Agreements, Der Betrieb 2009, p. 2067 (co-author) (2009)
  • BB Comments on the decision of the German Federal Tax Court, dated March 6, 2008, IV R 74/05, Betriebsberater 2008, p. 1996 (co-author)
  • “Conclusions from the ECJ Case “Burda” with respect to the application of Primary and Secondary EU Law,” Der Betrieb 2008, p. 2160 (co-author)
  • Comments on the draft of the Federal Tax Office decree on § 8c German Corporate Income Tax Act, Betriebsberater 2008, p. 808 (co-author)
  • German Dividend Taxation Compliant with EU Law, AG Says, International Tax Notes 2008, p. 745 (co-author)
  • German Government Passes Venture Capital Act, Tax Notes International 2007, p. 1117 (co-author) (2007)

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