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Dina
Ostmann

Lawyer │ Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I hadn't become a lawyer then probably a master carpenter to carry out projects at dizzying heights. However, not having achieved that, I settled instead for shepherding 40 sheep and lambs on the meadows of my family’s Bioland farm in my free time.
„ She believed she could, so she did.“
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Ralf
Kämmerling

Lawyer

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I hadn't become a lawyer, I would probably have become a writer and my work would still consist primarily of writing and research. The advantage would be that I could freely choose which subjects I wished to write about. However, on the other hand, the advantage of being a lawyer is that you come across stories and incidents from real life that one could ever imagined...
“ Nobody knows what he can do until he tries.”
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Dr. Jens
Wanner

Lawyer │Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I hadn't become a lawyer, I guess I would have more time for my family these days. Instead of law, I would have studied Graeco-Roman archaeology. But then again even if I had chosen the latter, I probably still wouldn’t be at home very often.
„Always look on the bright side of life.“
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Jesko
Zahn

Lawyer │ Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I had not become a lawyer, I would probably still be the CEO of an advertising agency or perhaps I would have become a tennis coach. In my junior year of high school, I founded an advertising agency selling designer name cards under the label “Rakosi Design”. While at law school, I became a certified tennis coach at the Tennis Association of Hessen and managed to keep my head above water by giving tennis lessons.
“If you don´t overdo you will not reach a level beyond mediocrity.”
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Sarah
Adler, née Machander

Lawyer│ Mediator │Partner

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I had not become a lawyer, I'd be working with animals instead of people today. After graduating from high school, my original desire was to study veterinary medicine or pharmacy.
“One may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but you can change the way in which sails are set”
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Gero M.
Wähner

Attorny at Law │ Partner │ Mediator

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I hadn't become a lawyer then I would probably still be a civil servant working for the Bavarian tax authorities ("my former life"). In my ‘former life’, in addition to taking the Abitur on the second educational path, I was actively involved in a diverse range of activities – from football to table tennis, from periods of performing community service in geriatric care to being a taxi driver in Frankfurt am Main and working in the student administration while at university. ...now cycling, working out at the gym, Nordic walking, hiking and cross-country skiing is my way of balancing out my sometimes stressful job as a lawyer.
“There are no problems only challenges.”
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Shari
Seitz

Paralegal │ Law Student

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... that my greatest passion is horseback riding and that I actively support Eintracht Frankfurt in my free time? Even my daughter's first onesie had the eagle on his chest.
“Real happiness on this earth is to be found on the back of a horse.”
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Rebecca
Spreier

Assistant to the Management

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... that I love to travel, to discover the world, to get to know other cultures and to taste culinary delights. My biggest dream is to go on a journey around the world, maybe one day - who knows?
"The world is there to discover!"
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Talisa M.
Drescher

Research associate │ Stud. iur.

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... that I do a lot of jogging in my free time and I have already completed a half marathon? When I jog I love listening to rock music which – as others tell me - seems to be in complete contrast of their image of me. In summer you'd be more likely to meet me at Rock am Ring than on the beach.
“We all put our pants on - one leg at a time.”
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Cara
Dielmann

Research associate │ Law graduate │ Doctoral candidate

LANGUAGES: German, English and Spanish

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... that social engagement is very important to me? When I'm not brooding over my doctoral thesis, I devote myself fully to the international nonprofit organisation Rotary. At only 27 years of age, I founded my own Rotary Club and am one of the youngest Rotary presidents in the world.
„When you stop learning you stop growing.“
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Virginia
Baumbach

Research associate │ Stud. Iur

LANGUAGES: German, English and Italian

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... my mom is Italian and my dad is German? I believe I’m a really good mix of both countries and I often find it very difficult to answer the question of whether I feel more Italian or German. Perhaps the truth lies in the fact that I always - and without exception - have a cappuccino and a pretzel for breakfast.
„Why Not.“
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Stuart

Unbezahlter Faul-Lancer, Security

Sprachen: Alle (aber nur passiv)

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Emine
Kruse

Lawyer

LANGUAGES: German, English and Turkish

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... if I hadn´t become a lawyer, I would be running a small ecological hotel somewhere at the Mediterranean today and looking after hundreds of cats and dogs. Because originally I did not want to study law, but rather hotel management. BEsides, I´ve always had a heart for animals. Today I´m glad it turned out differently.
„Courage is at the beginning of action, happiness at the end. “ (Demokrit)
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Sophie
Kobleder, LLB.oec.

Research Associate / Masters degree student in business law

LANGUAGES: German and English

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..that I was an enthusiastic cross-country skier and biathlete until I was 15 years old? As a native Austrian, winter sports are of course very close to my heart and every year I look forward to spend a few beautiful days in the snow and in the mountains with my family in Salzburg.
„If you can dream it, you can do it.“
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Alexandra
Nau

Paralegal

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.. that my favorite pastime is KungFu? Besides that I love to go diving. To dive once on the Maldives would be an absolute dream.
„ Strenght is to be found in serenity.“
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Emma
Rakosi

Research Associate

Languages: German and English

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.. that I’m a hobby artist and I prefer abstract painting? When I paint, a whole paint pot can fly on my canvas. I like to spend my free time with horses or I support my home club Eintracht Frankfurt. I also like to deal with architecture, design and photography.
„Creativity is the intelligence that makes fun.“
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Britta
Sturm

Lawyer

LANGUAGES: German and English

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... if I had not become an in-house lawyer / attorney, I would have turned traveling into my profession. Foreign countries and cultures as well as different ways of living of people all over the world fascinate me.

Nature with all its facets, especially the many possibilities for sports and outdoor activities is a gift to be preserved.

During my travels and outdoor activities, I always recharge the energy and strength I need for my professional life.
„You are what you think.“
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Sinem
Cigdem

Secretary

LANGUAGES: German, English and Turkish

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..I am an Explorer? I love to travel and exploring new countries and cities. But my voyages of discovery are not far away everytime. I am also keeping an eye on new ETFs and individual Stocks for my stock portfolio.
„Decisions determine your success, not external circumstances.“ (Robert Kiyosaki)
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Maximilian
Graf

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LANGUAGES: German and English

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...if I hadn’t become a lawyer, I might have opened a gentlemen’s outfitters. Post-graduation I worked at a renowned fashion store and helped customers find their ideal suit. I support the SC Freiburg – my football home club – in my free time. Moreover, my heart belongs to my dwarf rabbits.
„Paths are made by walking them.”

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WZM advises Paragon Germany GmbH merger

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WZM advises Paragon Germany GmbH merger

As a medium-sized law firm, WZM Wanner Zahn Machander PartG mbB recently advised on the merger of Paragon Customer Communications Weingarten GmbH ("Paragon Weingarten") into Paragon Germany GmbH ("Paragon GmbH").
Paragon Weingarten was part of Paragon DACH & CEE, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for innovative customer and employee communications.

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BGH: Owners meetings during the coronavirus pandemic were permissible in writing

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BGH: Owners meetings during the coronavirus pandemic were permissible in writing

Meetings of condominium owners during the coronavirus pandemic were also possible in writing - they did not have to be held in person due to the exceptional situation. This was decided by the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) on Friday.

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BVerfG:: Exclusion of book value transfer between partnerships with identical shareholdings is unconstitutional

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BVerfG:: Exclusion of book value transfer between partnerships with identical shareholdings is unconstitutional

In its decision dated 28 November 2023 (2 BvL 8/13), the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) ruled that Section 6 para. 5 sentence 3 EStG is incompatible with the general principle of equality under Article 3 para. 1 GG insofar as it excludes the transfer of assets between partnerships with identical shareholdings at book value.

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New guidelines for the input tax deduction for fuels purchased via fuel cards

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New guidelines for the input tax deduction for fuels purchased via fuel cards

Since the end of 2023, new guidelines have been available from the VAT Committee, which emerged from Working Paper 1067 of July 5, 2023. This deals with the question of whether and when a chain transaction between the oil company and the card issuer and between the card issuer and the fuel card customer (e.g. transport company) can be assumed in the case of a fuel purchase via a fuel card (not a credit card), which entitles the purchaser of the fuel to deduct input VAT. This is ultimately a reaction to the two ECJ rulings C-185/01 from 06.02.2003 (Auto Lease Holland) and C-235/18 from 15.05.2019 (Vega International).

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Against right-wing extremism, racism, xenophobia and hate speech

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Against right-wing extremism, racism, xenophobia and hate speech

As WZM, we would like to take a clear position on current developments in our society.

Our society thrives on tolerance. Only through tolerance can we have diversity. Only through diversity can there be prosperity and progress.

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No inheritance tax in the case of "bequeathing" instead of "inheriting" between persons resident abroad

In a recent ruling (Case No. II R 37/19), the Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof, BFH) has decided that foreigners who "bequeath" a property located in Germany instead of "inheriting" it can thereby avoid inheritance tax. This legal loophole had been known for years and had not yet been closed.

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WZM supports colleague Britta Sturm at the 24-hour run in Hochheim

WZM supports colleague Britta Sturm at the 24-hour run in Hochheim

We would like to congratulate our colleague Britta Sturm on the great success of her participation in the 24-hour run in Hochheim am Main from 17 to 18 June 2023.
Through her and the commitment of many teams, runners and helpers, a total of more than 140,000 euros were raised for a good cause.
A great success for a good cause.

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JWG female soccer players place 5th at EUSA

JWG female soccer players place 5th at EUSA

The female soccer players of Goethe Uni Frankfurt, supported by WZM, took an excellent 5th place at the European University Championships 2022 in Lodz, Poland, defeating among others the university selection from Switzerland and Norway in exciting matches.

Congratulations to the team!

https://www.eusa.eu/events/games/lodz-2022

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TSG 1885 e.V. Neu-Isenburg

TSG 1885 e.V. Neu-Isenburg

The TSG Neu-Isenburg womens team, which we have supported since the 2019/2020 season, has started the new season of the regional league with WZM.

Away at SC Freiburg, a 3:1 defeat after a hard fight was a respectable result.

Picture: Mandy Goodyear

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Comforteteddys for the childrens ward of the Bürgerhospital in Frankfurt am Main

Comforteteddys for the childrens ward of the Bürgerhospital in Frankfurt am Main

In difficult times such as these, it is all the more important to encourage solidarity and help those who suffer from the consequences of the corona pandemic.
For this reason, our team has decided to support Kinderhilfe Diekholzen in their action "Comforted Teddy". We hope that this cuddly friend will help the children with their recovery.
We would like to thank all the helpers, nurses and doctors who do a great job every day and especially those who make not so pleasant situations a little more beautiful with this fantastic initiative.

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TSG 1885 e.V. Neu-Isenburg

TSG 1885 e.V. Neu-Isenburg

Since the season 2019/2020 we have been supporting the women's football team of TSG 1885 e.V. Neu-Isenburg, which has risen to the third highest German league in 2019 as the current Hessen champion.

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Bärenherz Foundation

Bärenherz Foundation

A Merry Christmas 2019 to the Bärenherz Foundation for seriously ill children. WZM waives Christmas gifts and presents for our clients from now on. This year this will be in favour of a donation to the Bärenherz Foundation. This foundation supports institutions for the relief of families with seriously ill children who have a limited life expectancy. We would also like to thank our clients, who have also made a donation on our initiative.

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