Holger M. Peters is a Transfer Pricing Partner of KPMG's office in Hamburg and heads KPMG's Global Transfer Pricing Services team in Northern Germany. In addition, Holger is the National Leader of KPMG's Global Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution practise in Germany. Before joining KPMG in 2004 Holger has gained professional experience in the tax and legal practise of a Big Four firm in Dusseldorf.
Holger is a tax lawyer and business mediator. He is a member of the German Bar, International Fiscal Association, German Tax Law Society as well as of the Association of Tax Lawyers.
Over the past 17 years Holger has helped multinational companies across a range of industries to effectively manage their transfer pricing risk exposure by setting up comprehensive transfer pricing systems and by helping them documenting and defending their transfer prices.
Holger's main focus is on transfer pricing risk management and dispute resolution, i.e. setting up tax compliance management systems (Tax CMS), negotiating Advance Pricing Agreements (APA), Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAP) as well as tax settlements in local tax audits. His projects comprise dozens of bi- and multilateral APA (including renewals), MAP, and EU arbitration procedures as well as pan-European documentation projects and numerous tax audits, including pre-audit strategic consulting, joint audits, appeals and litigation in the German Tax Courts. Together these projects cover countries in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.
His wide industry experience includes projects in the Consumer Products & Retail business, Transportation & Logistics sector, Automotive industry, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical sector, Energy & Resources industry as well as in the Technology sector.
Holger is a frequent speaker at conferences and also regularly publishes nationally and internationally about transfer pricing topics. Due to his recognition as a leading German transfer pricing expert International Tax Review lists Holger as World's Leading Tax Controversy Adviser in Germany in its Fifth Edition of the Tax Controversy Leaders Guide (2015) and Legal Media Group's Expert Guides list him in the "Guide to the World's leading Transfer Pricing Advisors – Germany" (2017, 2018, 2019). He studied at the University of Muenster and German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer. Holger received an Executive MBA in Accounting and Controlling for his postgraduate studies.
KPMG is a global network of professional service firms providing audit, tax and consulting services with more than 207,000 professionals in 152 countries. In Germany, KPMG belongs to the leading audit and consulting firms with about 11,700 professionals in more than 25 locations. About 100 transfer pricing specialists in Germany cover all aspects of transfer pricing from transfer pricing system design and planning to turnkey documentation solutions and controversy.