Before joining PwC in June 2014 Heinz-Klaus has gained more than 25 years of professional experience at Deloitte, where he led the German tax & legal function as well as the EMEA tax & legal practice during the last years. He was the co-founder and major shareholder of Deloitte Legal in Germany.
His work concentrates exclusively on international matters, mainly cross-border transactions, acquisitions and multinational corporations' tax issues with a strong focus on controversy. Since May 1, 2017 he is leading PwC Legal globally and in Germany. He is a member of PwC German Tax & Legal Leadership Team.
During the last years Heinz-Klaus led a number of tax audits, competent authority procedures and court proceedings including representation of his clients in the German Tax Courts and Supreme Tax Courts.
Heinz-Klaus regularly negotiates APAs for large multinational clients. He was involved in more than 50 APAs/MAPs and numerous court cases.
His recognition as a leading German tax and transfer pricing expert has led to his consistent selection for inclusion in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers and the Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers.
Heinz-Klaus teaches International Taxation for more than 20 years at the Ruhr University Law School in Bochum.
Heinz-Klaus studied law at the universities of Kiel, Hamburg, Cologne and later clerked at the German Tax Court in Duesseldorf and at the German/Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Seoul. During this time, he wrote a dissertation on company law problems for which he was awarded his PhD in law.
Heinz-Klaus later attended Georgetown University Law School (Washington DC) for postgraduate studies, receiving an LL.M. in international law. He is a certified tax adviser (Steuerberater).