Thomas is a senior transfer pricing partner based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Thomas has more than 30 years of experience in the design, documentation and defense of transfer pricing systems; IP migration, business restructurings and operating model conversions; structuring of cost allocation and cost sharing arrangements; resolving transfer pricing conflicts with the tax authorities in audits, mutual agreement and arbitration procedures, and by Advance Pricing Agreements; and in the implementation of transfer pricing concepts into the organisation, processes and systems landscape of companies from a transfer pricing point of view.
His clients include many largest German multinationals, including DAX 30 companies, as well as many of the largest global corporations investing into Germany.
Thomas has a focus on the automotive industry and is the transfer pricing leader for this industry specialisation in Germany/Switzerland/Austria.
From 2006 to 2014 Thomas led Ernst & Young's global transfer pricing practice. Previously to that, he was the tax managing partner for Germany from 2001 to 2007.
Thomas holds an M.Sc. in Management from the University of Cologne and a Ph.D. in taxation from the University of Aachen.
He is a Certified German Tax Consultant, a member of the Professional Institute of German Tax Consultants and an arbitrator for Germany under the EU Arbitration Convention.
He is a honorary professor at Cologne University for "International Tax Planning: Transfer Pricing and Supply Chain Planning" (in English language) and a regular lecturer at the LLM program at Cologne University and the MBA program of Mannheim University.
Thomas is the co-editor and co-author of the Handbook Transfer Pricing and author of various other publications.
International Tax Review and Euromoney have recognized Thomas consecutively for many years as one of the "World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors" as well as one of the "Best of the Best Transfer Pricing Advisors in the World."