Catarina Herbst Partner

Catarina Herbst


Lawyer, tax consultant, tax law specialist

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Inheritance law and business succession

Special sector knowledge

  • Trade and competition
  • Real estate


  • German
  • English

Brief biography

  • since 2015 part of Mazars Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
  • 2010-2015 Esche Schümann Commichau, lawyer and tax consultant
  • 2003-2008 Research assistant at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • 2007-2010 Clerkship in Hamburg
  • 1997-2003 Law studies at the Universities of Jena and Limerick (Ireland)


Dr. Catarina Herbst has been a partner at Mazars since 2015 and is responsible for the area of asset and company succession in our law firm's Hamburg office. Previously, she worked as a lawyer and tax advisor at Esche Schümann Commichau in the Private Clients department. Dr. Catarina Herbst has a strong focus on asset and company succession and advises our clients comprehensively on all questions of (tax-optimised) asset transfer. She is the author of numerous essays and judgement notes as well as an author in commentaries and handbooks. Dr. Herbst lectures at the BECK Academy on tax-optimised company succession and real estate succession. She is also a lecturer at HAAS GmbH (also in the area of corporate succession) and at the Institute for Inheritance Law.

Lecturing/teaching assignments

  •     BeckAkademie
  •     Haas Ltd.
  •     Haas Training Centre