BRANDI lawyers.

Michael Weber-Blank, NLP M.

Lawyer
Certified Specialized Attorney in Tax Law
Certified Specialized Attorney in Criminal Law
Certified Compliance Officer
Business Mediator (DAA)

Location Hannover
T +49 511 899379 - 21
F +49 511 899379 - 76
E michael.weber-blank@brandi.net
Foreign language: English

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About me

  • Born in 1962
  • Legal studies at Würzburg University and Göttingen University
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") in 1992, then joined the Lower Saxony Fiscal Administration as tax office section head for investigation and criminal matters, 1992
  • Admitted to the bar in 1997
  • Head of the income tax and international tax law department at Lehrgangswerk Haas, 1998
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Tax Law since 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
  • Certified Compliance Officer since 2012
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Criminal Law since 2013

Competence

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

  • 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

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
  • Representation in finance court litigation
  • Consultation and representation in liability proceedings as well as in enforcement proceedings under tax law

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
  • Defense in proceedings under the law governing the professions
  • 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
  • Defense in investigative proceedings/ attending searches
  • Defense in administrative penalty proceedings
  • Skimming of profits
  • Recording in public registers

Publications

Essays

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

Memberships

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