Steffen Gnutzmann

Steffen Gnutzmann focuses on advice to German and foreign investment funds, hedge funds and private equity funds, their investors, their administrators and software providers, as well as German and foreign banks. His expertise also includes tax advice on specific capital market products such as hedge fund certificates, commodity wrappers, convertible bonds, options, forwards, swaps, securities lending and securities repurchase transactions. Steffen Gnutzmann also offers foreign investment funds / fund administrators advice on entering the German market and on German fund supervisory law.

Steffen has been licensed as a lawyer since 1999 and was with one of the Big Four audit firms in Frankfurt (Main) for eight years, advising financial service companies on legal and tax matters. In 2007, he relocated to WTS Group in Hamburg.

Publications of note:

  • Co-author of a commentary on German Fund Tax Law: Haase (ed.), Investment Tax Act (InvStG), Commentary, Section 6 InvTA (2010, published by Schäffer Poeschel)
  • “German income tax – Risk for non-German investment funds?”, BB Special 2010, p. 30, in German language (with Christiane Schoenbach)
  • “The accumulation privilege of the Investment Act (InvStG) and the floater issued at a discount”, DStZ 2010, p. 830, in German language (with David Eberhardt)
  • “German fund legislation - changes that affect the landscape”, Alternative Investment Review 2008, Volume 1, p. 143 ff. (with Robert Welzel)
  • “The regulation and distribution of hedge funds in Europe“, PwC, May 2003, Updates in May 2004, May 2005 and June 2006 (with Robert Welzel)
  • “The new German tax and investment law“, Tax Planning International, Vol. 6 No. 1, 12/2003-01/2004, p. 14 ff. (with Robert Welzel)
  • “The new regulatory and tax regime for hedge funds in Germany“, AIMA Journal, No. 59, 12/2003, p. 24 ff. (with Robert Welzel)
  • “The income of the Private Investor – Guide to the Taxation of Financial Products”, December 2002, published by Moderne Wirtschaft, in German language (with Jörg Schwerdtfeger)



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