Dr. Ulf Andresen is an international tax partner in PwC's Frankfurt office. He re-joined PwC in 2013 after having spent more than eleven years with another Big Four firm in Germany. Before, he worked with PwC in Hamburg and Sydney from 1996 through 2002.
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. Such tax audit activity includes the negotiation of corresponding adjustments in bilateral tax audit situations, mutual agreement/arbitration procedures under both tax treaties and the European Arbitration Convention, and/or litigation in German tax courts. He is known for his excellence in transfer pricing controversy situations. In addition to Germany, his APA experience covers Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Japan, Korea, 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, is a certified tax adviser in Germany, a chartered accountant in Australia and has been a member of the International Fiscal Association for many years.
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.