Lorenz Bernhardt is a senior transfer pricing partner at PwC Berlin.
Lorenz has over 20 years experience in tax consulting, in particular in planning, implementation and defense of transfer pricing systems as well as in international tax structuring. He advises large international clients (both German and foreign-headquartered) and has led many projects with a broad variety. He is also acting as a central European transfer pricing advisor for a number of multinational corporations. Additionally, Lorenz lectures on transfer pricing and international tax at professional seminars and at renowned universities. He is regularly named to be one of the top tier transfer pricing advisors in Germany.
Recent projects of Lorenz Bernhardt included:
- Advice on and implementation of large restructuring projects, including treatment under the German transfer of function rules;
- Negotiations and comprehensive filings relating to bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements matters for Blue Chip Groups; and
- Tax audit defense work with a focus on very large cases and high-end transfer pricing matters.
Lorenz is also co-heading the transfer pricing practice of PwC Europe (comprising Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey) as well as the PricewaterhouseCoopers' EMEA TP practice.
Lorenz obtained a law degree from the University of Munich and an LLM from New York University School of Law. Before joining the tax practice of an international accounting firm in Germany, he had been working as a foreign associate with Fried, Frank in New York. Lorenz is a German certified tax advisor and has been admitted as attorney-at-law both to the German Bar as well as to the New York Bar.