Dr. Michael Puls is a partner with Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Düsseldorf. He rejoined the firm early 2018 after having already worked with Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Bonn from 2007 to 2013, the last three years as an associated partner. Prior to that, he had spent six years working for Big Four accounting firms. From 2014 to 2017 he was head of the transfer pricing practice at Deloitte in Düsseldorf.
Michael Puls' expertise covers international tax law and transfer pricing, with a focus on tax audit defense, global documentation, tax planning and structuring projects (including relocation of functions), and mutual agreements and arbitration proceedings as well as APA. Michael Puls is admitted as a lawyer since 2003 and as a certified tax adviser since 2006. He studied law and business administration in Osnabrück and Bonn (2004 Dr iur). He is a lecturer at the University of Augsburg as well as a frequent seminar speaker in the field of international tax law and transfer pricing.
Business model optimisation, technology services, cross-border project management, restructuring, cost-sharing arrangements, APAs, transactions, M&A, financial services, corporate taxes, technology, audit defence, dispute resolution, pre-litigation, MAPs/ADRs, controversy management, tax consulting, international tax advisory, US inbound, US outbound, supply chains
Accounting, automotive, aviation, banking, construction and materials, consumer goods and services, energy, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare, industrials, insurance, investment management, oil and gas, pharma and life sciences, real estate, tech and telecoms, transport, utilities
Member of the German-American Lawyers' Association; member of the managers' circle of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung)