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Baker McKenzie strengthens its tax practice with a lateral from PwC: Florian Gimmler joins the Frankfurt of-fice as partner with effect from January 1, 2021. Florian Gimmler joined PwC in 2008. In 2015 he was ap-pointed as salary partner and one year later as equity partner.

For twelve years Florian Gimmler has been advising clients in various industries on all aspects of international corporate tax law, in particular transfer pricing, with a special focus on the restructuring of value chains and the design and defense of transfer pricing models of internationally operating groups.

With Florian, one associate and two economists will join Baker McKenzie.

"With Florian Gimmler we have gained a very renowned expert in the German transfer pricing market. His arrival is of strategic importance for us, as his experience in supporting reorganizations and their defense in tax proceedings and criminal tax law perfectly complements our focus on globally operating mandates. We are pleased to specifically expand the already highly renowned transfer pricing practice of Baker McKenzie and welcome Florian Gimmler to our tax team", says Dr. Thomas Schänzle, co-head of the German/Austrian tax practice of Baker McKenzie.

Florian Gimmler is a graduate in business administration, has been practicing as a German certified tax advi-sor since 2011 and advises his clients holistically: from tax-efficient planning of value chain reorganizations or transfer pricing models (Value Chain Transformation), their implementation and efficient documentation, to the defense in tax proceedings and criminal tax law. Florian headed the Operational Transfer Pricing Group of PwC Europe and has led various project assignments in the area of End-to-End Transfer Pricing - where transfer pricing or value chain transformation strategies have to be cascaded throughout all layers of a com-pany’s tax, controlling, HR and IT functions. These engagements touch upon accounting and system issues, control environment, training, communication, and process change management.

Baker McKenzie enjoys an excellent reputation in the tax law and transaction business. With the expansion of important specialized practices in the areas of value added tax, customs duties and transfer pricing, the firm has acquired a unique selling point in the international law firm field and thus represents an extremely attrac-tive alternative to the Big4 for German clients in international reorganization and tax planning projects. Florian Gimmler's team will not only be integrated into the international transfer pricing practice, but will also work closely with the German corporate and IP teams.

Most recently, Thomas Gierath joined Baker McKenzie in November 2019 after seven years with Reed Smith.

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