J.F. Daniel Weyde
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
J. F. Daniel Weyde is a partner with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP based in the Frankfurt Office.
Mr. Weyde’s practice focuses on tax law, particularly on international tax law and business taxation, including the taxation of M&A transactions and corporate reorganizations. Mr. Weyde’s experience also covers the taxation of investments and financial instruments. In its publication World Tax 2006, the International Tax Review distinguishes Mr. Weyde as a leading tax advisor in capital markets and financial products. Chambers Europe ranks Mr. Weyde as an "up and coming" attorney for tax law.
Mr. Weyde advised Goldman Sachs on the financing of the €4.5 billion acquisition of the KarstadtQuelle department stores, one of the largest transactions of its kind in 2006. He advised Deutsche Post in the €1 billion sale of a real estate portfolio consisting of 1,300 real estate properties in 2008, and Deutsche Bahn in the acquisition of PCC Logistics, the largest private railway group in Poland, in 2009. He frequently advises investment banks, asset management companies and insurance companies on tax issues related to financings, investments and capital market transactions.
Mr. Weyde joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2003. He was resident in the New York office from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Weyde received a doctorate in law (Dr. jur.) from the University of Bielefeld in 1996 and an LL.M. degree in taxation from the New York University School of Law in 1997. He completed his second state law examination in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1995 and his first state law examination at the University of Bonn in 1991. Mr. Weyde is also a certified tax advisor.
Mr. Weyde is member of the bars in Frankfurt am Main and New York. His native language is German, and he is fluent in English, Polish and French.