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Dirk Eisolt
Dirk Eisolt

Dr. Dirk Eisolt

Counsel, Berlin

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Practicing as a German lawyer, tax advisor and certified public accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer), Dirk Eisolt advises on all aspects of tax law with a focus on tax law for M&A and real estate transactions as well as on criminal tax law.

Dirk Eisolt represents clients before financial courts and authorities, supports difficult tax audits and provides expert legal opinions on complex tax issues and on topics concerning accounting according to the German Commercial Code (HGB), IAS/IFRS and the US GAAP. He is a member of the examination board of the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Faculty of Company cooperative education ).

Prior to joining White & Case, he was a partner in two larger medium-sized tax advisory and auditing companies.

Bars and Courts

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Tax Advisor
  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Dr.rer.oec., Gerhard-Mercator University Duisburg
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Berlin
  • First State Exam, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Diploma in Business Administration, Gerhard-Mercator University Duisburg


  • German
  • English



  • The decision of the Federal Fiscal Court (BFH) from 15 December 2016 places a burden on the insolvency assets for the benefit of the tax authorities" (BFH-Urteil vom 15.12.2016 belastet die Masse zugunsten des Fiskus"), ZinsO, Issue 13, Pages 630 -634, 2017
  • More legal certainty for landlords of shopping centers due to the decision of the Federal Fiscal Court (BFH) from 14 July 2016, DStR, S. 483-486, 2017 (Mehr Rechtssicherheit für Vermieter von Einkaufszentren durch BFH-Urteil v. 14.7.2016)
  • Thermal waste and exhaust air treatment pursuant to Section 51(1) no. 2 EnergieStG (German Energy Tax Act): New jurisdiction of the tax court (Finanzgericht) Berlin-Brandenburg and of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Zeitschrift für Zölle und Verbrauchsteuern (ZfZ), Pages 118-125, 2016, (Thermische Abfall- und Abluftbehandlung nach § 51 Abs.1 Nr. 2 EnergieStG: Neue Rechtsprechung des FG Berlin-Brandenburg und des EuGH)
  • End of the VAT tax group in the double insolvency of parent company and subsidiary with identical insolvency administrator, ZInsO, Issue 29, Pages 1429-1432, 2015, (Ende der USt-Organschaft in der Doppelinsolvenz von Organträger und Organgesellschaft bei identischem lnsolvenzverwalter)
  • Use of the corporate income tax credit of a debtor in case of lack of assets and subsequent distribution, ZInsO, Issue 23, pp. 1095-1098, 2014, (Verwendung des Körperschaftsteuerguthabens eines Schuldners bei Masseunzulänglichkeit und Nachtragsverteilung)
  • Income tax prepayments in the insolvency of individuals, ZInsO, Issue 8, pp. 334-336, 2014, (Einkommensteuer-Vorauszahlungen in der Insolvenz natürlicher Personen)
  • Freedom of Information Acts: The German Supreme Court has cleared the path to the administrative courts, DStR, pp. 1872-1874, 2013, (Informationsfreiheitsgesetze: BFH macht Weg zu den Verwaltungsgerichten frei)
  • Granting of an exemption certificate to the insolvency administrator pursuant to Section 48 b German income tax law, ZInsO, Pages 1564-1567, 2013, (Erteilung einer Freistellungsbescheinigung nach § 48 b EStG an den Insolvenzverwalter)
  • Price adjustment clauses used when selling shares because of the current, disputed loss carry forward provision in Section 8c(1) KStG, NWB, pp. 1919-1927, 2013, (Kaufpreisanpassungsklausel bei Anteilsverkäufen aufgrund aktuell strittiger Verlustvortragsregelung in § 8c Abs. 1 KStG)
  • Liquidating and distributing a special-purpose reserve pursuant to Section 27(2) of the DM Balance Sheet Act, DStR, pp. 776-781, 2013, (Auflösung und Ausschüttung einer Sonderrücklage nach § 27 Abs. 2 DMBilG)
  • Using the Freedom of Information Acts to enforce the insolvency administrator`s rights to information against the tax office – Current state of case law, DStR, Pages 439-443, 2013, (Nutzung der Informationsfreiheitsgesetze für Auskunftsansprüche des Insolvenzverwalters gegen das Finanzamt – Aktueller Stand der Rechtsprechung)