Rainer Schmitt is a partner in the firm's tax practice group in Frankfurt.
He focuses on the structuring and implementation of cross-border investments, reorganizations and financing, and advises institutional investors on European investment structuring.
Among his clients are national and cross-border investors, corporations, banks, insurance companies and opportunity funds, as well as initiators. He advises on tax and insurance regulatory structuring, the optimization of national and cross-border investments in various asset classes, portfolio transactions, restructurings, financings and refinancings and joint ventures, as well as tax controversies, including tax field audits.
Mr. Schmitt has been frequently recommended by JUVE Handbuch 2013/14–2016/17, a leading German legal directory. Legal 500, 2016, Chambers Europe 2016, Chambers Global 2014 and 2015, and Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2017 also recommend him.
Mr. Schmitt joined K&L Gates as a partner in May 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a partner in the tax department of a Frankfurt-based international law firm. In 2002–2003, he was on secondment to Lehman Brothers Real Estate Investment Banking Division, London. He qualified as a bank clerk at Deutsche Bank AG in Hamburg.