Philipp Lauer

Philipp Lauer

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Philipp Lauer
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Philipp Lauer is an associate in Goodwin’s Tax practice. Philipp advises German and international clients on various tax matters. He focuses his practice on private equity and M&A transactions as well as the structuring of investment funds.


His professional experience includes advising:

  • TA Associates on its agreement to make a strategic growth investment in SER
  • TA Associates along with Warburg Pincus, in connection with their joint venture arrangement for the acquisition of JP Beteiligungs GmbH and AggroSport GmbH and its subsidiaries (the “Exercite Group”), a leading B2B fitness platform providing employee health and fitness benefit solutions to corporate customers in Germany and the Netherlands
  • Summit Partners on its agreement to sell its shares in German-based Elatec group, a leading international developer and supplier of secure access solutions, to SGT German Private Equity
  • Imprivata Inc. ("Imprivata") on the acquisition of OGiTiX Software AG ("OGiTiX")
  • Triton on the sale of dogado to Cinven and OTPP
  • Imerys on the sale of its High Temperate Solutions (HTS) business to Platinum Equity*
  • Antin on its strategic partnership with Blue Elephant Energy AG*
  • Advent on its global joint venture with LANXESS and the joint acquisition of DSM Engineering Materials*
  • Ascential plc on the acquisition of Sellics GmbH*
  • Paragon on the acquisition of majority stake in KME SPECIAL*
  • Bitly Inc. on the acquisition of Egoditor GmbH*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Philipp worked as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP.



Second State Exam2021

Higher Regional Court of Hamburg


University of California, Los Angeles

First State Exam2016

University of Muenster



  • California
  • Germany


  • Co-Author, “Carry on! Alles geklärt bei der Besteuerung des Carried Interest?” (Carry on! Everything clarified with regard to the taxation of carried interest?), Die Unternehmensbesteuerung (Ubg), 2023, p. 435-447
  • Co-Author, “Inkongruente Gewinnausschüttungen oder “Gesellschaftsrecht vs. Finanzverwaltung”?” (Disproportionate profit distributions or “corporate law vs. tax administration?”), Der Betrieb (DB), 2022, p. 985-995
  • Author, “Die steuerliche Behandlung des Forderungsverzichts eines Personengesellschafters” (The tax treatment of a waiver of claims by a partner of a partnership), Deutsches Steuerrecht (DStR), 2021, p. 2333-2338
  • Author, “Abzugsfähigkeit von Sponsoringaufwendungen als Betriebsausgaben unter Berücksichtigung des Abzugsverbots des § 4 Abs. 5 S. 1 Nr. 7 EStG” (Deductibility of sponsoring as business expenses taking into account the prohibition of deductions according to Sec. 4 Par. 5 Sent. 1 No. 7 of the German Income Tax Act (EStG)), Deutsches Steuerrecht (DStR), 2021, p. 1802-1806