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In each edition of our newsletter, we personally introduce people working for our firm. This time it is the turn of Oliver C. Ehrmann from our Berlin office.

Oliver C. Ehrmann is a partner in the area of tax law and primarily advises on transactions ranging from classic M&A to private equity and, as a Berliner, naturally also on many VC matters. His long-standing clients are primarily technology and creative companies with digital business models that want to be served from a single source in terms of tax and legal advice. Together with Jörg Siecke and Alexander Hartmann, he founded FGvW's capital city office this year.

As the offspring of a family of entrepreneurs from the German region of Kurpfalz, Oliver Ehrmann was not born into the legal profession; his family tended to be more commercial. In the days of the economic miracle, his grandfather had built up a chain of service stations, which is still partly owned by the family. Ultimately, it was the Central Allocation Office for Study Positions that sent him to study law in Heidelberg instead of business administration in Frankfurt. This turned out to be a fortunate coincidence - also because, from today's perspective, consulting certainly seems more promising than the oil business.

After his intermediate exams in Heidelberg, however, Oliver Ehrmann moved to Berlin-Kreuzberg, the longing place of many an idealistic young man. The capital of the post-reunification era was an exciting place and so some things seemed more exciting than the big bills: Oliver Ehrmann founded a well-running booking agency for electronic music with like-minded people and paused his studies for a while to do so. After some time he resumed his studies and passed the 1st state examination in Berlin. Subsequently, Oliver Ehrmann decided to bet it all on the tax card and completed his legal clerkship at FlickGockeSchaumburg and their best friends law firm Alston&Bird in New York.

After a brief term in Frankfurt/Main, Oliver Ehrmann joined the newly established Berlin office of the London-based media law firm Olswang and has since shaped his industry focus on media and technology. After a stopover in the Berlin office at Salans/Dentons, Oliver Ehrmann finally became a partner in a medium-sized entity in 2015, for which he built up a tax team in the Berlin office. Together with this team, he finally joined FGvW this year.


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