Dirk is an international tax partner in EY's International Tax and Transaction Services service line. He holds an MBA, a PhD in taxation and is a certified German tax consultant. He joined EY in 1998 and is the strategy leader for EY´s Tax practice in GSA. He is based in Düsseldorf and is specialized in the consumer products, retail and automotive sector. His main focus is on international taxation / transfer pricing. His main areas of expertise include transfer pricing planning, the structuring of permanent establishments, as well as supply chain restructuring, APA, mutual agreement and legal proceedings and tax risk management. The foresighted and preventive handling of tax (criminal) risks in the area of transfer pricing and permanent establishments is a particular focus of his work. Dirk is also a regular speaker at various seminars and conferences and is the author of numerous publications on transfer pricing, including the "Handbook of Transfer Pricing".
With his broad experience and deep understanding of clients businesses Dirk serves German Multinationals as a Global Client Service Partner and Global Tax Account Leader. As a senior advisory partner, he is leading global teams and heads multi-disciplinary project teams. He ensures the right initiatives to help clients manage their "global tax agenda" – in regard to regulatory changes, transformational aspects (e.g. Tax Function of the future) or other business matters (e.g. Matrix Organizations, Supply Chain, IT).