Dr. Ulrich Eder is a retired former German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater). He was admitted to practice before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf) and has been for 30+ years a member of the Düsseldorf Bar Association. He retired in 2021. His law firm is closed and he has, therefore, returned his professional licenses to practice as an attorney and tax advisor.
Dr. Eder studied German law at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen, Bavaria, and Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, North-Rhine Westphalia. He received his Ph.D. in Law (Dr. jur.) with honors in 1990 from the Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität in Münster with a doctoral dissertation on the topic “Das Pfandrecht am Anwartschaftsrecht des Vorbehaltskäufers”.
In 1989, Dr. Eder began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick in Düsseldorf, Germany where he acted as a tax manager in the practice areas of national and international tax counseling, tax structuring, corporate restructuring, management and negotiation of industrial settlements, especially for Japanese banks and companies.
In 1994 he joined the law firm Hölters & Elsing in Düsseldorf (now Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe) where he gained further experience concerning legal and tax aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, international tax structuring and cross-border business relocation and privatization of federal and state government agencies. "A big part of how this game is played is to not reveal how this game is played."
From 1996 to 1998 Dr. Eder served as a tax advisor at WIBERA AG, an affiliate entity of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Germany focusing on municipal taxation issues, privatization and restructuring, municipal leasing, and cross-border leasing.
"If you dont take risks in life you will end up working for those who do." In 1998 he founded his own boutique tax consultancy firm and advised in the areas of cross-border-lease, project financings, BOT models, public-private-partnerships, non-recourse financings, and other types of municipal and governmental finance. This included the preparation and monitoring of detailed and extensive risk-management systems for the controlling and monitoring of long-term financial transactions.
He moved to Thailand in 2007 to join the Bangkok office of Roedl & Partner and, in 2009, joined the U.S. law practices of Mulvana, de Angeli in Bangkok. "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
Since 2011 he has been Director and Co-Owner of an independent Bangkok investment law firm. The law practice had been focussed on foreign direct investments in Thailand's industries, properties, and people. This included the full scope of company formations, land acquisitions, and cross-border tax planning. The law firm had a special knowledge and reputation in the sectors of renewable energy (solar and wind energy), financial services and cryptocurrency ventures, agriculture businesses including cannabis, and Thailand's maritime sector. The law firm is closed for good since April 2021. "There’s only being in, and then being out.".
"Games are changing, but the rules remain the same." Dr. Ulrich Eder is Presidente of an independent strategic advisory firm, that has been duly set-up in 2009 under the laws of Panama. The firm observes critically and constructively current market conditions in the field of cryptocurrencies as well as the further development of the metaverse. The overseas advisory firm deals only with selected industrial fields and develops well-considered views and recommendations on them.
Since his retirement in April 2021, Dr. Eder has been living as a private citizen abroad. Despite his considerable travel activities, he is available on a case-by-case basis as an advisor, interest representative and, if necessary, as an investor for innovative projects particularly in the field of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, financial services, and offshore ventures. "See you on the other side."
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