Volker B. Junge is counsel based in the Frankfurt office.
Mr. Junge’s practice focuses on German and international tax law. He advises on tax issues related to the structuring, financing and implementation of national and international M&A transactions as well as on corporate restructurings and reorganizations. He also specializes in tax advice on capital markets transactions (including IPOs, financings, the issuance of bonds, profit participation rights, Tier 1 capital securities and other hybrid financial instruments), securitization structures, alternative investments (CBOs, CDOs, private equity funds) and innovative financial products. Mr. Junge’s experience also includes the structuring of employee benefit plans.
Recently, Mr. Junge advised a trust for the Mittal family (ArcelorMittal) in the acquisition of ESCADA’s operative business, Deutsche Postbank in the sale of Deutsche Postbank Privat Investment Kapitalanlagegesellschaft (German fund administration business), BHF-BANK in the spin-off and subsequent sale of its depot banking, custody and securities services business as well as the The Vita Group in the restructuring of its external debt and the German Savings Bank Association (Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband; DSGV) with respect to back-to-back guarantees granted to the Federal Republic of Germany in connection with a bailout package for Hypo Real Estate Group. Moreover, Mr. Junge advised DSGV in its acquisition of Landesbank Berlin Holding (LBBH), Goldman Sachs with respect to a variety of financings (including the financing of the KarstadtQuelle/Arcandor portfolio of properties in Germany and other significant financings of retail and office properties) and loan modifications/restructurings, Arcelor Mittal on the sale of the steel plant Stahlwerk Thüringen, and a steering committee of senior lenders (including Morgan Stanley and BlueBay) in the restructuring of Kiekert Group. Furthermore, he represented private equity fund European Capital in its "one stop buy-out" of Metall Technologie Holding and private equity firm HMD in its acquisition of fashion retailer SinnLeffers. Mr. Junge also advised on the management-buyout of management consulting firm A.T. Kearney and represented various French companies (including Arcelor Mittal, Gaz de France and Vallourec) in the implementation of international employee participation plans in Germany.
Mr. Junge joined the firm in 2004 and became counsel in 2007. He passed his second state examination in the State of Schleswig-Holstein in 1998 and the first state examination at the University of Freiburg in 1995. From 1998 to 2001 and 2003 to 2004, Mr. Junge worked as an associate with Hengeler Mueller in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main and in 2002, as a foreign associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and London.
Mr. Junge is a member of the Bar in Frankfurt am Main. He is also a certified tax advisor. His native language is German and he is fluent in English.