Press Releases 2015

Prof. Prinz joins WTS in an "of counsel" capacity

Further expansion of corporate tax practice

Munich/Cologne/Frankfurt am Main, Germany, , 01/04/2015 – WTS is bolstering the ranks of its corporate tax consultants at its Cologne office with a prominent new addition. As of 1 April 2015, the eminent tax lawyer Prof. Ulrich Prinz (59) will be joining its multidisciplinary consultancy team in an "of counsel" capacity.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Prinz was employed at the law firm Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Bonn, Germany for over a decade and most recently for four years at the Big Four audit firm KPMG in Cologne, Germany. His areas of expertise include corporate and tax accounting law, and he also advises clients on all tax-related aspects of in- and outbound investments, as well as corporate acquisitions and restructurings.

In addition to the his consultancy work, the PhD-qualified tax consultant and auditor is also an honorary professor of the Faculty of Law and a director of the Center for Business and Corporate Law at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Furthermore, he is a member of the scientific advisory council of "Berliner Steuergespräche e.V., Berlin" and the advisory committee of the weekly publication "DER BETRIEB". Prof. Prinz is also known as a co-editor of the "Herrmann/Heuer/Raupach" commentary on income and corporation tax law.

"Two particular qualities of WTS won me over. On the one hand, the company's conscious eschewal of capital-markets-orientated year-end audits, which ensures clients are provided with forward-looking tax and legal consultancy services free of any conflicts of interest. On the other hand, WTS, as a specialist in the field of corporate group taxation, is one of the market leaders in the co-sourcing of tax services. I feel that this consultancy model has a great deal of potential for growth, and, with my long-standing experience in tax law, I am optimally placed to make a contribution to that growth," remarks Prinz.

Corporate tax consultancy experiencing growth trajectory
WTS has also significantly expanded its corporate tax departments at other offices over the past few months, with Dr Elisabeth Strobl-Haarmann, among others, joining the WTS office in Frankfurt. This well-known auditor and tax consultant has been a partner at WTS since the beginning of 2015, and her specialist areas comprise, in particular, corporate restructurings, corporate agreements (relating to the Organschaft, a German-law consolidated tax group), the structuring of M&A transactions and international tax law.

"Corporate tax consulting is part of our core business. We are bolstering our ranks in our individual branches by means of targeted new hires with a view to also being able to offer a broad range of consultancy services to meet the growing demand for such services in this area at the regional level. We are fortunate to have Prof. Prinz and Dr Strobl-Haarmann, two renowned specialists in corporate tax law, join our team, and WTS and our clients will benefit no end from their expertise. We would like to extend a warm welcome to both", says WTS CEO Fritz Esterer.

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Prinz, WTS

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