Management

GAPLA MANAGEMENT


CEO
DR MICHAEL ROSENTHAL
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht
(Accredited Specialist – Taxation Law)


AREAS OF PRACTICE:...

International tax planning, structuring of investment companies, collective funds structures, private placements through the International Business Centre Madeira (MIBC), European law, constitutional law with regards to tax and finance aspects


EDUCATION:...
Law, Universities of Munich and Regensburg, Dr. jur. 1989

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:...

1987 – 1997
Member of the tax department of Hoechst AG, Frankfurt / Main (now Sanofi/Aventis)

1997 – 2002
Partner of the European law firm SJ Berwin, Frankfurt / Main

since 2002
Managing director of PAROPA – Rosenthal Law Firm, Frankfurt / Main

since 1999
President of GAPLA


PUBLICATIONS:...
Co-author of the Debatin/Wassermeyer Commentary on Double Taxation Agreements, Countries: Australia, Ireland, Uruguay


LANGUAGES:...
German (native speaker)
English (fluent)
Spanish (basic knowledge)
Portuguese (basic knowledge)

Dr Michael Rosenthal
Dr Michael Rosenthal
CONTACT:...

PAROPA – Rosenthal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Hostatostraße 13a
Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 (69) 90 74 69-13
Fax: +49 (69) 90 74 69-19
Email: rosenthal@paropa.de
Website: www.paropa.de


officer
MICHAEL KOBRAS
Lawyer – Solicitor & Public Notary
Accredited Specialist – Business Law
Registered Migration Agent


AREAS OF PRACTICE:...

Formation of companies, especially for German, Swiss and Austrian companies, representation, agency and distribution agreements, terms and conditions of trade, employment law including employment agreements and representing employers and employees in disputes, intellectual property including trade mark registrations, passing off, statutory and other intellectual property infringements, leasing of commercial property, international succession law including drafting wills under German and Australian substantive and procedural laws


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:...
Michael joined the law firm Schweizer Kobras in 1994 and became a partner in 1998. He was the first “Recognised Foreign Lawyer” in New South Wales being admitted in both Germany and Australia.
Until 1992, Michael practised for a number of years in Munich in general civil and commercial law. In 1997 he completed a Master of Laws with distinctions in business law, international taxation and European Union Law.
In October 2006, Michael was also registered as a Migration Agent. He has over 20 years experience in a wide variety of legal work covering corporate and business law as well as inheritance law under German and Australian jurisdictions. He has also appeared in Australian courts as an expert in German inheritance and family law.

LANGUAGES:...
German (native speaker)
English (fluent)

Michael Kobras
Michael Kobras
CONTACT:...

Schweizer Kobras
Level 5, 23-25 O’Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000 / Australien

Phone: +61 (2) 92239399
Fax: +61 (2) 92234729
Email: mkobras@schweizer.com.au
Website: www.schweizer.com.au


officer
DR FRIEDRICH SCHWANK
Rechtsanwalt


AREAS OF PRACTICE:...

International Corporate Tax Planning, Aircraft Finance, Securities Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Transactions, Trade Financing and Banking, Investment Disputes, Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration


EDUCATION:...
Law, Innsbruck University, Dr. jur. 1972; postgraduate work in London and Paris

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:...
Admitted to Innsbruck bar 1976, Vienna bar 1986 Senior Partner, Law Offices Dr. F. Schwank, Vienna (since 1986) Rechtsanwalt, Greiter & Schwank, Innsbruck (1976–1985) Trainee, Woodham Smith Greenwood & Holland, London (1975) Trainee, Legal Secretariat of ICC Court of Arbitration, Paris (1975)


PUBLICATIONS:...
Author of books and articles on international commercial arbitration, Austrian arbitration law, construction, oil and gas industry, international commodity trading, banking and finance, Eastern Europe, corporate governance, tax


LANGUAGES:...
German (native speaker)
English (fluent)
French (basic knowledge)
Italian (basic knowledge)
Spanish (basic knowledge)

Dr Friedrich Schwank
Dr Friedrich Schwank
CONTACT:...

c/o Law Offices Schwank
Wipplinger Straße 34
1010 Vienna / Austria

Phone: +43 (0) 5335704
Email: offices@schwank.com


officer
DR VOLKER LINDEN
Rechtsanwalt


AREAS OF PRACTICE:...

Intellectual property including industrial property rights, patents, trademarks, designs, licensing, employee invention and assignment law, R & D Agreements, rights management and mediation


EDUCATION:...
Law, University of Bonn and University of Cologne

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:...

Member of the trademark and licensing department of Merck KGaA, Germany for 7 years.
Currently Head of the Industrial Property of VOITH GMBH, Germany.
Admitted as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany in 1991.
Co-founder of PatEffect Schutzrechtsmanagement GbR, which advises on IP management and organisation, patent management and licensing.


LANGUAGES:...
German (native speaker)
English (fluent)
French (basic knowledge)

Dr Volker Linden
Dr Volker Linden
CONTACT:...

Voith GmbH
Sankt Pöltener Straße 43
89522 Heidenheim / Germany

Phone: +49 (7321) 377362
Fax: +49 (7321) 377003
Email: IPLaw.Linden@online.de
Website: www.voithpaper.com


officer
CLAUDIA DELA CRUZ
M.I.L. (University of Sydney)
Solicitor, Lawyer


AREAS OF PRACTICE:...

Litigation, Arbitration and Conflict Resolution, Private International Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Investigation and Commercial Criminal Law, Competition and Consumer Protection Law, Insurance Law.


EDUCATION:...

2006 Admission as Solicitor in New South Wales, Australia

2013 Master in International Law at the University of Sydney

2012 Law studies at the University of Münster

2009 Erasmus Scholarship at the Faculty of Law, University of Zaragoza, Spain


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:...

Since 2016 lawyer at the law firm Resolve Litigation Lawyers, Sydney


LANGUAGES:...

German (native speaker)
Spanish (native speaker)
English (fluent)

Claudia Dela Cruz
CONTACT:...

Resolve Litigation Lawyers
Level 18, Deutsche Bank Place
126 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000           

Phone: +61 2 8298 6005
Email: claudia.delacruz@rllawyers.com.au
Website: www.rllawyers.com.au


officer
DR JULIANE WERTHER
Rechtsanwalt
Solicitor


AREAS OF PRACTICE:...

Mergers & Acquisitions, Company Law and Distribution Law


EDUCATION:...

Law studies at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, doctorate ibid 2012, as well as the University of Wollongong and the University of New England


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:...

2008 – 2010
Lawyer in a law firm for international business law, Düsseldorf

2010 – 2017
Legal Counsel / Company Secretary in the German investment platform for airport acquisitions and asset management of a Canadian pension fund, Düsseldorf

2017 – 2018
Lawyer / Counsel / Australian Desk at Deloitte Legal, Dusseldorf

since 2018
General Counsel at Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH


PUBLICATIONS:...

Urheberpersönlichkeitsrechte in Deutschland und Australien (Dissertation, 2012)

Rechtliche Besonderheiten beim Anteilskauf in Australien – eine rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung (RIW 2013, 273)


LANGUAGES:...

German (native speaker)
English (fluent)

Dr Juliane Werther
CONTACT:...

Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH 
Hansaallee 181
40549 Dusseldorf / Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 211 36877-0
Fax: +49 (0) 211 36877-79400
Email: julianewerther@outlook.com

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