Christoph Ludwig is a partner in the Transfer Pricing Service Line of Grant Thornton Germany. He has more than 15 years of experience advising clients on transfer pricing and related international tax matters. After more than 12 years at two Big4 firms, he joined Grant Thornton Germany in 2018. Here, he heads the transfer pricing planning and transfer pricing system advisory group.
Christoph advises multinational companies in all phases of the transaction lifecycle; from planning, implementation, and documentation to defending transfer pricing in tax audits or dispute resolution via mutual agreement procedures or advance pricing agreements. However, his focus is on the structuring and alignment of transfer pricing systems in accordance with value creation in the increasingly fast-changing business environment as well as in cases of disruption. Examples of his work include the revision of the transfer pricing system of a division of a German DAX 30 company, the conversion of European distribution models from fully-fledged distribution to limited and low-risk distribution, the introduction of supply chain hubs, and various post-merger integration projects.
Christoph holds a Master's degree (University of Hamburg) and a Bachelor's degree (University of Hertfordshire) in Business Administration. In addition, he was awarded the title of Master of International Taxation (M.I.Tax) by the International Tax Institute of the University of Hamburg for the postgraduate master program. Christoph is the author of several articles on the taxation of business restructuring or permanent establishments and he is a frequent speaker at tax and transfer pricing conferences.
Christoph is a member of Grant Thornton's EMEA Transfer Pricing Steering Committee.
Warth & Klein Grant Thornton is the German member firm of the Grant Thornton International Network, an association of accounting, tax and advisory firms with more than 53,000 employees in 130 countries. In Germany, around 1,300 employees at 11 locations support our clients in achieving their goals.
transfer pricing planning, business restructurings, tax audit support, alternative dispute resolution, taxation of permanent establishments
automotive, chemicals, machinery and plant engineering, retail, IT & communication