Main fields of activity

  • Tax advice to companies in the insurance industry (including support during tax audits and representation in contentious proceedings)
  • Advice on insurance tax (also for policyholders)
  • VAT consulting for companies in the financial sector
  • Tax structuring of real estate investments


1998-2001University of Applied Sciences for Finance of the State of NRW, Nordkirchen
2001-2011Worked in the senior civil service in the finance administration of NRW
2002-2006Law studies at the University of Cologne
2008-2010Legal clerkship in Wiesbaden with stations at a Big Four company and the Tax Court of Cologne
2011-2021Lawyer (and from 2013 tax consultant) at axis Rechtsanwälte GmbH
2013Appointment as tax consultant
2014Appointment as specialist lawyer for tax law
2021-2022Lawyer and tax consultant at BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in the Financial Services Insurance division
since 2022Lawyer and tax consultant at Dr. Ganteführer, Marquardt & Partner


  • Insurance industry (property/casualty insurers, life insurers, pension funds, provident funds, pension funds, insurance intermediaries)


  • Voß/Medert, Commentary on the German Insurance Tax Act (VersStG), 3. edition 2023, Verlag Versicherungswirtschaft
  • Diehl, Handbuch Versicherungsunternehmensrecht, 1st edition 2020, § 34 insurance tax/revenue tax, Beck Verlag
  • Voß, DStR 2021, 377, Changes to insurance tax law due to the Insurance Tax Law Modernization Act
  • Medert/Voß, DStR 2018, 1973, Confusion about the tax object in § 1 para. 2 VersStG
  • Medert/Voß, DStR 2017, 1368, Group insurance contracts: Do sales premiums increase the assessment basis for insurance tax? – Comments on the BFH Ruling of Dec. 7, 2016 – II R 1/15
GANTEFÜHRER Wirtschaftsprüfer, Steuerberater, Anwälte