Tax Partner Benjamin Rapp to Join Gibson Dunn in Germany

February 8, 2024

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Benjamin Rapp will join the firm in Germany as a tax partner.

Commenting on the hire, Sandy Bhogal, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Tax Practice Group, said: “Benjamin is a rising tax star in Germany and a go-to advisor for private equity and multinational clients. With his technical excellence, he will be a natural fit for our busy European tax practice.”

Dirk Oberbracht, Partner in Charge of the Frankfurt office, commented: “We are excited to welcome Benjamin—who is an excellent addition to our growing transactional and private equity practice in Germany—to Gibson Dunn.”

Benno Schwarz, Partner in Charge of the Munich office, added: “We look forward to working with Benjamin and to offering our clients the benefit of his extensive experience.”

Gibson Dunn has over 55 lawyers across its offices in Munich and Frankfurt. In the past two years, the firm has promoted lawyers Kai Gesing (Antitrust and Competition), Katharina Humphrey (White Collar Defense), Sonja Ruttmann (M&A) and Jan Schubert (M&A) to its partnership, and hired lateral partner Lars Petersen (Public Law and Regulatory) and of counsel Peter Gumnior (Labor and Employment).

Benjamin will join Gibson Dunn in the next few months, although his precise commencement date is to be confirmed.

About Benjamin Rapp

Benjamin is a certified tax advisor, practicing domestic and international tax law, with a focus on private equity and M&A. He also advises on restructurings in distressed situations, corporate reorganizations, and the structuring, implementation, and maintenance of complex management incentive schemes for financial investors. He is a recommended lawyer for Tax in Germany in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 and The Legal 500 Deutschland 2023.

He obtained a business degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2008 and a BA in Business & Management from the University of Hull in 2006.

About Gibson Dunn’s Tax Practice Group

The Gibson Dunn Tax Practice Group advises large multinational corporations, publicly traded and private companies, sovereign wealth funds, investment funds, partnerships, joint ventures and start-ups on their most complex matters. The group advises clients in connection with a broad range of business transactions and investments, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and dispositions, insolvency restructurings, business combinations, capital markets offerings, and investment fund formations.