Stuttgart03th/04th April 2019
Topics U.S. Entry:
Insurances
Topics EMM:
Insurances of possible claims
Ralf Kammer Ralf Kammer
Geschäftsführer
Naber GmbH
Wittekindstr. 9
49074 Osnabrück

Phone: +49 7221 9526620
E-Mail: rk.artus@artus-gruppe.com
Website: www.artus.ag

 

Ralf Kammer Ralf has more than 20 years experience in the international insurance business with focus on the USA. He consults medium-sized companies and international corporations from German-speaking countries on investments in North America. Consultation regarding the drafting of required insurance coverage, especially for general operating liability and product liability and the development of organizational structures in the area of risk management is his focus.

Regarding German-American business the coordination of collateral is, inter alia, in the foreground, with the aim to avoid contradictions and to close possible loopholes of the insurer.
Mr. Kammer can also advise whether the premium structure can be improved overall, and in particular whether the adaptation of the documentation to American demands leads to lowering costs.

After training as an insurance salesman and followed by a degree in Business Administration at the Department of Insurance Ralf Kammer began in 1989 as an industrial insurance broker in the insurance group Hannover. In 1990 he continued his activity in the international insurance business at Jasper Industrial Insurance Hannover, which is part of the worldwide network of Willis and was appointed to their European Development Committee. Since 1999, Ralf Kammer is CEO of Naber GmbH, a company of the Artus Group, which specializes in the provision of international industrial insurance policies with focus on the U.S.

Cologne10th/11th July 2019
Munich05th/06th November 2019
Topics U.S. Entry:
Insurances
Topics EMM :
Insurances of possible claims
christian vogelpohl Christian Vogelpohl
Key Account Manager
Global and Corporate Clients

Naber GmbH
Wittekindstr. 9
49074 Osnabrück

Phone: +49 541 94000 31
Email: cv.naber@artus-gruppe.com
Website: www.artus.ag/naber

 

Key Account Manager Global and Corporate Clients

Christian Vogel Pohl has 18 years experience in the international insurance business with focus on the USA. He accompanies medium-sized companies and international corporations from German-speaking countries with investments in North America. Consultation regarding the drafting of required insurance coverage, especially for general operating liability and product liability and the development of organizational structures in the area of risk management is his focus.

Regarding German-American business the coordination of collateral is, inter alia, in the foreground, with the aim to avoid contradictions and to close possible loopholes of the insurer.

Mr. Vogelpohl can also advise whether the premium structure can be improved overall, and in particular, whether the adaptation of the documentation to American demands leads to lowering costs.
After training as an insurance salesman at Allianz Insurance Group Mr. Vogelpohl began in 2000 as an insurance broker at Naber GmbH in the International Department and was appointed subsequently as Authorized Signatory. In 2004 he completed his studies of insurance management. The Naber GmbH is part of Artus Group, which specializes in the provision of international industrial insurance policies with focus on the U.S.

Stuttgart04th April 2019
Topics EMM:
Transfer-Pricing
thomas gericke Thomas Gericke
Senior Manager
PwC Frankfurt
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
D- 60327 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 9585 5507
Email: thomas.gericke@de.pwc.com
Website: www.pwc.com

 

Short Profile

Thomas Gericke is a lawyer and specialist in tax law and has been with PwC in Frankfurt since mid-2001. Mr. Gericke is Senior Manager in the area of tax transfer pricing at PwC in Frankfurt and was with PwC New York from January 2013 to June 2016, also in the Transfer Pricing department.

Experiences

Mr. Gericke supports leading medium-sized and global companies in the tax-optimized structuring of cross-border value creation processes, the development and implementation of transfer pricing systems, the execution of national and international documentation projects as well as FIN48 and annual audits. In addition, Mr. Gericke has extensive experience in defending transfer pricing systems in tax audits as well as in conducting (advance) mutual agreement proceedings.

Clients

Mr. Gericke mainly advises German pharmaceutical groups, globally operating companies in the retail & consumer sector as well as group companies in the DAX30.

Munich06th November 2019
Topics EMM:
Transfer Pricing
Christoph Richter
Senior Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WP
Ostendstraße 100
90482 Nürnberg

Phone: +49 911 94985 207
Email: richter.christoph@pwc.com
Website: www.pwc.com

 

SENIOR MANAGER, TRANSFER PRICING

Short Profile

Christoph Richter is a graduate economist and senior manager in the field of tax transfer pricing at PwC in Nuremberg.
Mr. Richter has more than 10 years of experience in advising multinational corporations in the field of transfer pricing.

Experiences

Christoph Richter supports leading medium-sized and global companies in the tax-optimized structuring of cross-border value creation processes, the development and implementation of transfer pricing systems, the execution of national and international documentation projects as well as annual audits. In addition, Mr. Richter has extensive experience in defending transfer pricing systems in tax audits and in conducting (advance) mutual agreement proceedings.

Special Skills

Planning, implementation and documentation of transfer pricing systems for companies in various industries; international project management; analysis of value chains in connection with the implementation of restructuring projects

Mandates

Mr. Richter advises a broad spectrum of companies in various industrial sectors. This ranges from start-ups to leading medium-sized and global companies.

Cologne11. Juli 2019
Topic U.S. Entry:
Transfer Pricing
Holger Lorenzen Holger Lorenzen
Senior Manager
PwC Köln
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WP
Moskauer Straße 19
40227 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 (0) 211 981 7303
E-Mail: holger.lorenzen@pwc.com
Website: www.pwc.com

 

Kurzprofil

Holger Lorenzen ist Steuerberater in Düsseldorf und seit 1993 bei PwC. Sein Schwerpunkt liegt im Bereich steuerliche Verrechnungspreise und internationales Steuerrecht. In 2001 war er bei PwC London tätig. Er ist seit mehr als 20 Jahren Mitglied des internationalen Verrechnungspreisnetzwerks von PwC und leitet die deutsche Transfer Pricing BRIC Group.

Relevante Erfahrungen

Holger Lorenzen hat langjährige Erfahrung in der praktikablen Gestaltung von Verrechnungspreisen und in der Konzeption und Implementierung von mandantenspezifischen Verrechnungspreissystemen. Er hat innovative Lösungen bei komplexen Fallgestaltungen entwickelt. Sein Arbeitsbereich umfasst auch internationale Verständigungs- und Schiedsverfahren und die Verteidigung in Betriebsprüfungen.
Mandate
Holger Lorenzen berät sowohl Familienunternehmen des deutschen Mittelstands als auch multinationale Konzerne.

New York24th October 2019
Topics EMM:
Transfer Pricing
John Cianfrone
Director
PwC New York
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Office: +1 (646) 951 7680
Email: john.r.cianfrone@pwc.com
Website: www.pwc.com

 

DIRECTOR TRANSFER PRICING

Short CV

John is a director with more than eight years of experience assisting multinational clients deal with a range of transfer pricing issues. John’s focus areas include transfer pricing planning, dispute resolution, supply chain optimization, M&A integration, and business restructuring. John also has significant experience assisting clients through transfer pricing audits and in assisting clients in securing unilateral and bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs).
John received an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. He also holds a B.A. from the University of Florida.

Relevant expertise

  • Planning, implementation and documentation projects for clients in various industries
  • Value chain and business transformation projects
  • Analyses of group-wide intellectual property structures including patents, technology and trademarks
  • Debt capacity and interest rate benchmarking analyses in relation to intercompany financing arrangements
  • Unilateral and multilateral dispute resolution

Clients served include

  • Hiral serves leading mid-sized and globally operating companies
  • Assisting clients with transfer pricing audits throughout the audit lifecycle, including Mutual Agreement Procedures (“MAPs”)
  • Assisting clients in the APA process
  • Analyses of group-wide intellectual property (“IP”) structures including patents, technology and trademarks and various other forms of IP.
  • Global documentation projects for US-based and German-based multinational corporations
  • Post-deal planning and integration analysis to harmonize transfer pricing policies in various acquisition structures
  • Determination of arm’s length royalty rates for the licensing of IP
  • Debt capacity and interest rate benchmarking analyses in relation to intercompany financing arrangements
Stuttgart03th/04th April 2019
Cologne09th/10th/11th July 2019
New York24th Oktober 2019
Munich05th/06th November 2019
Topics U.S. ENTRY:
Company Formation & Corporate Governance
Financial Governance
Taxes
Contractual Risk Management
Employment
Trademarks & Current Trends In Product Marketing
Protection Against Product Liability
Topics EMM:
Introduction into US Liability Issues
Employment
Corporate Governance
Representations & Warranties
Contractual Risk Management
Protection Against Product Liabiliy
Protection of Purchase Press Claims per UCC Liens
Prevention Of Piercing The Corporate Veil
Topics International Business Law Update:
Choice Of Law & Venue
LOI & MOU
Non-Disclosure Agreements
Security Of Purchase Price Claims
Developement Of The US Business Under Liability Aspects
Henry Roske Henry Roske
Managing Partner
H.Roske & Associates LLP
350 Fifth Avenue, # 5220
New York, NY 10118

Phone: +1 212 584 4230
Email: hroske@hr-ny.com
Website:www.hr-ny.com

 

Henry Roske was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1957 and is one of the few international lawyers who has apart from gaining experience as a lawyer also worked for various multinationals. He has 25 years of experience in German-American business affairs and is admitted to the New York Bar, the United States Supreme Court and the German Bar.

After his studies in Germany, South Africa and Hong Kong Henry received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in business and commercial affairs in the United States. Prior to his current position Henry Roske worked for five years as an attorney at Walter Conston in New York and held senior positions in American blue-chip companies for more than 12 years. These included Legal Counsel for Schlumberger Ltd. in New York, Managing Director of Schlumberger Holding in Brussels, European Counsel GE Information Services in London and Member of the Executive Board, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Philip Morris Germany in Munich, the parent company of Philip Morris’s European operations.

Henry Roske started the firm in 2003. It currently employs 6 lawyers, by US standards a small full-service law firm, which advises small to medium size companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the areas of relevance for its clients the firm provides through its bilingual specialist lawyers high quality and cost efficient legal services. Amongst them company formations, M&A, product liability, contractual risk management, corporate governance, visa and work permits, trade mark protection and employment.

Advice is strongly focused on sales and aims also to protect companies from potential liability cases. Corporate risk management and product liability are central to the advice. The firm also takes into account the understandable need of its clients for budgeable and affordable legal services. Most services are billed at fixed rates and hourly charge out rates of the firm’s lawyers are in the lower third of comparable firms.

Henry Roske is a regular guest speaker on German-American subjects hosted by German industrial confederations, chambers of commerce, institutions to promote trade, Euroforum, the German American Trade Association and the USA Forum.

Henry is married, lives in Manhattan and has a daughter in College.

Stuttgart03th April 2019
Cologne10th July 2019
Munich05th November 2019
Topics U.S. Entry:
Site Location vs. Subsidies
Markus van Tilburg Markus van Tilburg
Director of Europe
Fairfax County EDA
Unter den Linden 21
10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0) 30 55216753
Email: mtilburg@fceda.org
Website: www.fairfaxcountyeda.org

 

Markus van Tilburg has 9 years experience in foreign direct investment consulting and is Director Europe for the Economic Development Corporation of the US location Fairfax County, Virginia (Washington DC Metropolitan Area) as well as Managing Director of Global Aldea.

Markus supports companies in their strategic planning and the selection of locations abroad. As a management and strategy consultant, he has supported numerous companies in implementing their global investment strategy and location selection. He has also worked with many global business development agencies to market their locations in Europe.

As Director Europe for the Economic Development Authority of Fairfax County, Markus offers interested companies information on the location as well as on all questions of market entry in the USA as part of a “Softlanding Program”.

Markus holds a Master’s degree in Economic Geography, Political Science and Economics from RWTH Aachen University and the University of Valencia (UPV), Spain. In addition to German, he speaks English and Spanish fluently.

Cologne11. Juli 2019
Topic EMM:
Data Protection Compliance
Dr. Lutz Martin Keppeler
Rechtsanwalt und Fachanwalt für IT-Recht, Salaried Partner
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern

Magnusstraße 13
D-50276 Köln

Phone: +49 221 20 52-426
E-Mail: L.Keppeler@heuking.de
Website: www.heuking.de/

 

Lutz Martin Keppeler arbeitet seit 2014 bei Heuking Kühl Lüer Wojtek in Köln im Bereich IT/IP. Zuvor war er bei einer internationalen Kanzlei beschäftigt. Er berät Mandanten zu allen Fragen des IT- und Datenschutzrechts und ist in diesen Bereichen sowohl außergerichtlich als auch forensisch tätig. Herr Keppeler arbeitet besonders intensiv an der Schnittelle zwischen Technik und Recht, woraus sich Spezialgebiete wie das IT-Sicherheitsrecht, das Open Source Lizenzrecht und das Datenschutzrecht ergeben.

Er studierte Rechtswissenschaften in Köln und La Coruña und promovierte in Köln. Im Frühjahr 2017 erwarb Herr Dr. Keppeler den Titel Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht. Seit dem WS 2018/19 hat er einen Lehrauftrag für Datenschutzrecht an der TH Köln.

Lutz Martin Keppeler ist Autor zahlreicher Fachaufsätze und Handbuchbeiträge und Kommentierungen mit Bezug zu den oben genannten Rechtsgebieten. Er ist Referent bei nationalen und internationalen Konferenzen, Seminaren und Webinaren. Er ist Mitglied der International Bar Association (IBA), der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e. V. (DGRI) und Mitglied des European Legal Network der FSFE/FTF.

New York24th Oktober 2019
Munich06th November 2019
Topics EMM:
Data Protection Compliance
Frederik Wiemer Dr. Frederik Wiemer
Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Diplom Volkswirt
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern

Neuer Wall 63
D-20354 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 35 52 80 – 74
Email: F.Wiemer@heuking.de
Website: www.heuking.de/

 

Frederik Wiemer has been a partner of the law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Hamburg/Brussels since 2010. He has many years of consulting experience in all areas of German, European and international antitrust and data protection law. One focus of his activities is on compliance consulting, i.e. the design of compliance systems and compliance programs as well as the defense in administrative fine and administrative proceedings before the authorities.

He studied law (Dr. iur. utr.) and economics (Dipl.Volksw.) in Heidelberg and Strasbourg and received his doctorate from the Heidelberg Research Training Group as a scholarship holder of the German Research Foundation. He spent his legal clerkship in Cologne, Speyer and New York.

After being admitted to the bar in 2000, he worked for major international law firms in Düsseldorf, London and Brussels. His clients include domestic and foreign listed and medium-sized companies as well as associations.

Frederik Wiemer is the author of various articles and a speaker at national and international conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, the International and American Bar Association and the DICO Institute for Compliance.

Stuttgart04th April 2019
Topics EMM:
Data Protection Compliance
Pro. Dr. Markus Klinger Prof. Dr. Markus Klinger
Certified Specialist Layer in IT Law
Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung
von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern

Augustenstr. 1
D-70178 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 711 22 04 579 – 30
Email: M.Klinger@heuking.de
Website: www.heuking.de/

 

ATTORNEY, PARTNER, CERTIFIED SPECIALIST LAYER IN IT LAW

Markus Klinger has been a partner in the law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek since 2018. In particular, he is responsible for IT and data protection at the Stuttgart office. He has many years of consulting experience in all areas of German and international IT and data protection law with a further focus on IT and technology-related transactions. Another focus of his practice is Internet, media and competition law as well as intellectual property law.
Markus Klinger studied law in Constance and Lausanne (Switzerland) and received his doctorate from the University of Mannheim. He completed his legal clerkship in Freiburg.
After being admitted to the bar in 1999, he worked for several Stuttgart law firms in the fields of IT and IP. His clients include national and international medium-sized and larger companies.

Markus Klinger is the author of articles in specialist books and magazines as well as a speaker for numerous in-house training courses and conferences. He is a member of the German Society for Law and Informatics and the International Bar Association.

Stuttgart03. April 2019
Cologne10. July 2019
Munich05. November 2019
Themen U.S. Entry:
Market Entry
Marketing & Sales USA
Immanuel Otterski Immanuel Otterski
Vice President – Business Development
gatc LP

5126 South Royal Atlanta Dr.
Tucker, GA 30084

Phone: +1 770 493 9305
E-Mail: immanuel.otterski@gatclp.com
Website: www.gatclp.com

 

Immanuel Otterski, born in Freiburg, Germany, has lived in the USA since 2005. As Vice President of Business Development at gatc LP, he advises and supports international companies on U.S. market entry and expansion.

He studied business management and marketing in Osnabrück, in addition to his time at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Immanuel has been lecturing in Europe for several years in various forums focusing on U.S. market entry, sales development and marketing.

Prior to joining gatc LP in 2009, he worked for various consulting and market research firms focusing on branding, brand equity and brand tracking.

In Atlanta, GA, Immanuel Otterski is an active member of the German American Chamber of Commerce, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, World Trade Center, as well as on the Board of Directors of Conexx, the American Israeli Business Connector.

Stuttgart03th April 2019
Munich05th November 2019
Themen U.S. Entry:
Versicherungen
Rekrutierung
Bertina Brase Bertina Brase
The Q Works Group
International Executive Recruiter – Personalberatung
The Q Works Group

1057 Red Venture Drive; Suite 175
Fort Mill, SC 29707

Phone: +1 803 548 8140 x 26
E-Mail: bbb@qworksgroup.com
Website: www.qworksgroup.com

 

International Executive Recruiter

Profile

Bertina Brase earned a German MBA (Dipl.-Kauffrau at the University of Göttingen) and works as Executive Recruiter for German Companies in the US since 2010. Her focus area are senior management positions in midsize subsidiaries of German, Austrian and Swiss parent companies.

Background

Bertina grew up in Germany and worked there until she was 30. She relocated with her family to the US and has since lived in various regions of the country. Due to her broad experience she understands the nuances of cultural diversity.
Her 30 year experience in a variety of positions, on the agency and the client side, enables her to advise clients in the right fit and requirement to be successful in the US markets. Clients appreciate her ability to zero in on company fit and market knowledge and appreciate her knowledgeable, realistic, and practical management recruiting support.

Competence

Evaluating soft factors in selection of management talent.
Experience in global and national talent/recruitment strategies.
Several years’ business experience successfully handling diverse challenges in HR & Labor Law issues.
Outstanding interpersonal skills to resolve sensitive challenges.
In-depth understanding of European and US culture.

Selected Mandates

Mrs. Brase advises middle market companies, often directly to the owner.
Market segments are engineering, machinery and equipment companies, industrial automation and the energy sector.

Cologne10. Juli 2019
Topic U.S. Entry:
Insurance
Recruiting
Iris Winkelbauer-Hölzl
The Q Works Group
International Executive Recruiter – Personalberatung
The Q Works Group

1057 Red Venture Drive; Suite 175
Fort Mill, SC 29707

Phone: +1 803 548 8140 ext. 17
E-Mail: imw@qworksgroup.com
Website: www.qworksgroup.com

 

Account Executive

Iris joined the Q Works Group in 2016. She is a native of Austria, fluent in German, English and Hungarian and has lived in the US since 2012. Iris brings with her 15 years of international sales and business development experience. Her background and understanding of different cultures have proved useful in developing business opportunities such as opening a US branch of a European based company.

Iris studied languages in Graz, Austria and Budapest, Hungary and obtained her Mag. phil. degree at the Karl-Franzens-Universität in Graz.

Currently, Iris’s main focus is to work with European companies with subsidiaries in the US as well as US clients with business overseas. She provides recruiting solutions based on an extensive knowledge of cultural differences and international business experience, as well as a large international network.