Dr. Ulf Andresen is an international tax partner in DLA Piper’s Frankfurt office. He joined DLA Piper in November 2019 after having spent almost 24 years with EY and PwC in Germany and Australia. He is a Certified Tax Advisor in Germany and a Chartered Accountant in Australia and has been an I.F.A. member for many years.
Ulf has substantial experience in serving multinational groups of companies in structuring their cross-border activities, assisting with the implementation of such structures in particular in post-merger integration settings, evaluating the tax accounting impact, and defending these structures in tax audits.
Tax audit and other controversy activity has been his main focus over the last couple of years. Major projects include the initiation of and consulting in the first Joint Audit between Denmark and Germany in a pharmaceutical context, the successful conclusion of corresponding adjustments in Germany and the UK after initial tp adjustment in Italy and Germany and the implementation of an APA/MAP covering 14 years for an inbound brand license structure in Germany.
He is known for his excellence and creativity in transfer pricing controversy situations. His very broad APA experience covers Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States where he was involved in the local negotiations with the local tax authorities. Moreover, he is a well-known expert with respect to the taxation of permanent establishments and financial services transfer pricing.
His expertise covers the following industries: asset management, automotive including suppliers, banking, chemical, consumer goods, engineering, information technology including software, insurance, and pharmaceuticals.
Ulf holds a PhD, MBA and BA in business administration from the European Business School. He is the co-publisher and co-author of the Permanent Establishment Handbook (Betriebsstätten Handbuch) the leading publication on PE taxation in Germany the 2nd edition of which is published in 2017. His PhD-thesis on the arm's length standard received an honourable mention at the 2000 IFA Congress.