Markus Ernst is a partner at Hengeler Mueller. He studied law in Augsburg, holds a doctorate degree (Dr iur) from the University of Cologne and a master’s degree (LLM) in international taxation from the New York University, School of Law. He is also admitted as a Steuerberater, certified tax adviser. Markus advises on tax issues in connection with transactions, reorganisations, financing transactions, tax audits and contentious proceedings. In addition to tax law issues arising in M&A transactions and reorganisations, another focus of his work is on assisting financial institutions in tax-driven internal investigations.