Freshfields Frankfurt office searched as partner of tax evasion investigation

October 25, 2017 Prosecutors have searched the Frankfurt offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as part of a probe into tax evasion.

According to the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, the investigation is being administered by the Public Prosecutors Office in Frankfurt. The investigation involves advice that was provided to a former client.

A statement from a Freshfields spokesperson said that the firm expects the prosecutor’s findings to confirm that the firm provided legally sound advice.


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