Carsten Kratzer is a certified tax adviser specialised in international tax law and transfer pricing. As a tax partner with Baker Tilly he assists his clients in dealing with international tax matters, with a focus on cross-border transactions, considering the underlying tax treaties for the avoidance of double taxation.
Carsten has taken care of international clients from all over Europe, the US, and Asia, doing business in industries such as automotive, chemistry, electronics, medical equipment, analytical and measuring technology, and consumer goods, as well as in the financial and services sector. He serves his clients with respect to transfer pricing in questions relating to: documentation of the supply of goods, services, royalties, and financial transactions; tax audits; tax efficient structurings; business restructurings like the transfer of functions, risks and intellectual property; determination of the industry-specific profit levels through database analyses; income allocation between head offices and permanent establishments; transfer pricing policies; advance pricing agreements; mutual agreement and arbitration proceedings; and certainly on all related topics brought up with the BEPS project.
Since 2003, Carsten has continuously been named as one of the top German transfer pricing advisers. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops in Germany and abroad. His publications on OECD and German transfer pricing regulations support his excellent knowledge. Carsten studied economics and business administration at Illinois State University, USA, and at the University of Paderborn, Germany, from which he holds a diploma in business administration. For more than a decade, he worked in the international tax departments of two of the Big Four accountancy firms. For one of them he headed the global transfer pricing team in North Rhine-Westfalia. In 2006, Carsten joined Baker Tilly, an independent member of Baker Tilly International, as a partner in charge for the German transfer pricing practice. In 2008 he assumed the position as chairman of the global transfer pricing team of Baker Tilly International.