Dr. Ulrich Eder is a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater). He is admitted to practice before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf) and is a member of the Düsseldorf Bar Association.
Education & Background:
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.) 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.
From 1996 to 1998 Dr. Eder served as a tax advisor at an affiliate of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Germany focusing on municipal taxation issues, privatization and restructuring, municipal leasing and cross-border leasing.
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 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 practice Mulvana, de Angeli in Bangkok. Since 2011 he is the Managing Director of the independent Bangkok law firm PUGNATORIUS Ltd.
Since 2008, Dr. Eder is Presidente of the overseas advisory firm PUGNATORIUS S.A. in Panama.
He is part of the Consulting House in Bangkok, which offers one-stop-service for foreign direct investments in Thailand and the ASEAN zone.