Flick Gocke Schaumburg is an independent interdisciplinary law firm that has established itself as one of Germany's leading tax law practices, combining the experience of lawyers, tax advisers and certified public auditors to develop tailor-made and tax-efficient legal structures and solutions.
With offices in Bonn, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart the firm counts about 320 advisers including 136 partners and associated partners with multiple qualifications in the fields of law and economics.
In addition to its representative office in Zurich the firm holds strong working relationships with premier law firms all over the globe. Flick Gocke Schaumburg is the exclusive German member of Taxand, an international network of leading independent tax advisory firms.
Flick Gocke Schaumburg's client base includes national and international groups, affiliated corporations, family-owned businesses and high-net-worth individuals.
Mazars is a leading international audit, tax and advisory firm. Operating as a united partnership, we work as one integrated team, leveraging expertise, scale and cultural understanding to deliver exceptional and tailored services in audit and accounting, as well as tax, financial advisory, consulting and legal services.
Our German team consists of more than 1,700 professionals at twelve locations all over Germany. We are currently number nine on the list of leading auditing and consultancy firms in the country. We always seek to understand our clients and their environments, adjusting our recommendations and support accordingly.
Our scale allows us to serve global and local clients across the world whilst remaining agile and personal in our approach. We work with clients of all sizes: from private individuals, medium-sized and family-run companies to international and regulated businesses, start-ups and public organisations.
We are committed to helping build the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world by caring for the success of our people and clients, the health of financial markets, and the integrity of our profession.
We advise fund sponsors and issuers of investment products. Within our Finance practice we focus on asset based finance, real estate finance and other project finance. German insurance companies, pension funds and other regulatory investors also form part of our client base, particularly in the areas of regulatory and tax advice on alternative investments.
We advise on real estate and all facets thereof. Our experience in real estate and M&A transactions, acquisition structuring and due diligence ensures that you are in the best of hands. Our Treasury practice advises on all aspects of financing of companies, debt issuance and cash management.
International tax is our bread and butter. We cover all aspects of cross-border taxation, from local German tax laws to double tax treaties. We can also represent you in court or act as your primary contact with local tax authorities.
We are able to advise you on the initial structuring of your investment as well as on any legal or tax issues, including tax and regulatory compliance, which may arise during the lifetime of the fund. Should you need tax advice on general issues or on highly specialised issues in connection with your financial investments – we are the right choice for you.
Axel Eigelshoven is a senior transfer pricing partner and is the PwC Germany TP practice leader. He has more than 20 years of experience in tax and transfer pricing consulting; in particular planning, implementation and defence of transfer pricing systems and international tax structures. The team consists of more than 170 dedicated transfer pricing specialists who are located in strong regional teams in all major cities including Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Osnabrück, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart. Together with the largest worldwide tax and transfer pricing network among the Big 4 firms the German team is able to offer outstanding professional services to clients, regardless of global footprint. In addition the team boasts strong industry-specific experts, e.g. in the automotive, financial services, logistics, pharmaceutical and retail & consumer industries.
Our practice has a number of internationally recognised controversy leaders who are engaged in an array of transfer pricing court cases. Moreover, we have a strong track record in supporting multinationals in competent authority procedures, including APAs covering a broad range of countries, e.g. all Western European countries, Canada, China, Czech, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Rumania, Russia and the US. We are also currently supporting a number of clients through Joint Audits.
The PwC Germany Transfer Pricing Team offers clients the most advanced technology solutions for the whole end-to-end transfer pricing cycle, from price setting to monitoring processes and controls. Our technology suite also includes TP documentation, CbCR and TP data analytics by using data analytics skills and artificial intelligence. With a trend of increasing TP documentation compliance burdens, we find that many clients are in particular seeking an automated and efficient documentation approach, which our team can provide via the tried and tested proprietary software solution globalDoc. The globalDoc solution was first developed over 10 years ago with a DAX 30 company and has grown to be the leading TP documentation software in the market, selected and used by many of the DAX 30 as well as a variety of SMEs.