Imke Gerdes has been with Baker & McKenzie Diwok Hermann Petsche since 2003 and is highly experienced in tax law. Ms. Gerdes is one of the few Austrian lawyers qualified as a lawyer and tax advisor ("Steuerberater"). She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Firm’s Wealth Management Practice Group, and is head of the Global Equity Organization in Austria. Ms. Gerdes is a member of the International Fiscal Association, the German and Austrian Bar Association, the Austrian Chamber for Tax Advisors, as well as of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Ms. Gerdes routinely handles Austrian and international tax law matters. She advises clients on the tax aspects of company reorganizations, as well as M&A transactions and related tax structures. Ms. Gerdes also assists clients in tax audits and competent authority procedures. Her impressive track record includes advising on the first cross-border merger in Austria.