Michael Weber-Blank, NLP M.

  • Lawyer
  • Mediator for Commercial Conflicts
  • Specialist Lawyer for Tax Law
  • Specialist Lawyer for Penal Law

 

Office: Hanover
T +49 511 899379 - 21
F +49 511 899379 - 76
michael.weber-blank(at)brandi.net
Languages: German, English

About me

  • Born in 1962
  • Legal studies at Würzburg University and Göttingen University
  • After the 2nd state examination, Lower Saxony Fiscal Administration, section head tax office investigation and criminal matters, 1992
  • Admitted to the bar 1997
  • Heading the income tax and international tax law department at Lehrgangswerk Haas, 1998
  • Specialist attorney for tax law 1999
  • Managing partner with WKI Weber-Blank & Kirschstein Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, 2000
  • Completion of business mediator training at Deutsche Anwalt Akademie, 2001
  • Senior manager at PriceWaterhouse Coopers AG, auditing firm
  • Completion of psychology training, obtaining NLP Master and INLPTA certification
  • Managing director of Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, head of tax and economic criminal law department, 2002
  • Managing partner of Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, 2008 - 2011
  • Joined the firm in 2011
  • Specialist Lawyer for Penal Law since 2013

Expertise

    Compliance
    • Tax compliance
    • Anti-corruption compliance
    • Determination of the specific requirements for a compliance system in consideration of the existing compliance culture
    • Development of customized compliance guidelines ("Code of Conduct")
    • Establishment of an external compliance hotline
    • Raising the employees' awareness and training the employees with regard to general and specific compliance questions
    • Regular control and further development of the compliance system, if applicable
    Tax law
    • Consulting with regard to tax planing for all tax types
    • Final costing
    • Cash auditing
    • Securing of input tax deduction
    • Voucher audit
    • Conduction of objection proceedings with regard to all tax types
    • Proceedings for the stay of execution and enforcement
    • Representation in liability proceedings
    • Tax law compliance
    • In-house training regarding the distribution and requests for vouchers in order to secure the deduction of operating expenses
    • Consulting with regard to voluntary reporting of tax evasion
    • Preparation of voluntary reports of tax evasion including the review and assessment of bank receipts
    • Preparation of and support during audits
    • Actions before the fiscal court, the Federal Fiscal Court and the European Court of Justice
    • Constitutional complaints
    Law regarding business and fiscal offenses

    Law regarding fiscal offenses

    • Tax evasion
    • Contraband trade
    • Receiving property through tax evasion
    • Jeopardizing import and export fees
    • Voluntary disclosure to avoid penalty, including tax assessment and bank scheduling

    Law regarding business offenses

    • Granting/taking of undue advantage (in business transactions)
    • Bribery/corruption
    • Anti-competitive collusion in tenders
    • Fraudulent invoicing
    • Corruptibility in business transactions
    • Violations of the Drug Act
    • Debarment/withdrawal of license
    • Criminal trade mark infringement
    • Criminal use of utility models
    • Copyright violations
    • Crimes in corporate crisis
    • Secreting assets
    • Balance sheet fraud
    • Violation of the obligation to keep books
    • Preferential treatment of the creditor/debtor
    • Skimming of profits
    • Recording in public registers

    Environmental criminal law

    • Unauthorized handling of hazardous waste
    • Soil/water/air contamination
    • Unauthorized operation of plants
    Customs and foreign trade law

    Foreign trade law

    • Criminal offenses and administrative offenses in accordance with the Foreign Trade Act and Foreign Trade Regulations
    • Export control
    • Consulting and support during foreign trade audits

    Customs law

    • Customs value law, customs tariff law, customs debt law, accompanying customs inspections

    Publications

    Articles

    • "Die Anwendbarkeit bereicherungsrechtlicher Grundsätze auf den öffentlich-rechtlichen Erstattungsanspruch nach § 37 Abs. 2 AO"
      in: Betriebsberater 1992, 404 ff.
    • "Nachforschungen des Betriebsprüfers bei Entnahmen von Grundstücken"
      in: Steuerliche Betriebsprüfung 1994, 142 ff.
    • "Einstellung von Steuerstrafverfahren durch die Strafsachenstellen der Finanzbehörden nach §§ 153 und 153 a StPO ohne Zustimmung des Gerichts",
      in: wistra 1995, 134 ff.
    • "Die Anfertigung von Kontrollmitteilungen bei Kreditinstituten im Lichte der aktuellen Verwaltungsauffassung zu § 30 a AO", Steuerliche Betriebsprüfung 1997, 169, 204 ff.
    • "Von der digitalen Betriebsprüfung zum Bilanzdelikt", 3. Deggendorfer Forum zur digitalen Datenanalyse, 13./14.11.2007,
      in: Tagungsband 91 ff.
    • "Hausdurchsuchung wegen Missachtung der Schenkungsfiktion nach § 7 Abs. 7 Satz 1 ErbStG?",
      in: Gedächtnisschrift für Prof. Dr. Malte Schindhelm, 2009.
    • "Auch Steuerberater dürfen im Internet werben", Urteilsbesprechung OLG Celle v. 7.4.2010, StO 1/10, zusammen mit Sebastian Lattmann,
      in: NWB 33/2010, S. 2592 f.

    Memberships

    • Verein Niedersächsischer und Bremer Strafverteidiger e.V. (VNBS)
    • Verband deutscher StrafrechtsAnwälte und Strafverteidiger e.V. (VdSRV)
    • Rechtsanwalts- und Notarverein Hannover e.V.
    • DeutscherAnwaltVerein (DAV)
    • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Strafrecht im DAV
    • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Steuerrecht im DAV