Andreas Richter

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Andreas Richter is a partner at POELLATH.

He has outstanding experience in business and wealth succession, estate planning, legal and tax structuring of private wealth and family offices, corporate governance for family-owned businesses, expatriation taxation, charities, and trust and foundation law.

Some of Germany's leading family offices, family businesses and foundations, as well as their peers abroad, form the client base for Andreas's work as a legal and tax advisor. Clients in common law jurisdictions often engage Andreas due to his background in English law (BA Hons, Trinity College, Cambridge) and U.S. law (LLM, Yale Law School).

Andreas is widely acknowledged as one of Germany's preeminent private client lawyers.

Professional Memberships

Elected Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, Managing Director of the Berliner Steuergespräche (Berlin Tax Policy Forum). Chairman of the executive board of the postgraduate programme 'Business Succession and lnheritance Law' at Münster University. Andreas serves as a member on the boards of family offices, foundations and family businesses and acts as executor.


Author and editor of numerous publications, commentaries and compendiums, in particular on family offices, foundation law, business succession and all tax-related matters.