Baker McKenzie further strengthens its transfer pricing tax practice with tax advisor Jörg Hanken as lateral. He joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and will join the transfer pricing team as a partner on April 1, 2022.
Three more experienced transfer pricing experts will join the team as early as January 1, 2022: Daniela Stäger and Stefan Fritsch will join as tax advisors and Ron Dorward as economist counsel.
Prior to joining PwC, Jörg Hanken started his career at Arthur Andersen (later merged with EY) and worked as Head of Tax Central Europe for a Fortune 500 US group. At PwC, Hanken built up the Munich transfer pricing group as a partner and he was part of the global and German transfer pricing leadership team as Global Transfer Pricing Technology Leader.
"Jörg's extensive transfer pricing expertise and technology know-how will add tremendous value to our clients, who rely on our leading tax practice for practical, compliant and business-focused solutions. We are very pleased to welcome him to our team," says Dr. Thomas Schänzle, member of the firm's Management Committee and co-head of the firm's German Tax Practice Group.
Jörg Hanken will advise clients on a broad range of cross-border matters, including complex planning, restructuring and dispute resolution cases. He will also assist clients in automating operational transfer pricing processes, taking into account important aspects of corporate management as well as tax compliance requirements.
In addition to his role at Baker McKenzie, Jörg Hanken will join msg Optravis as a partner supporting the development of software applications for their end-to-end transfer pricing platform.
Jörg Hanken has almost 25 years of experience in the analysis, planning, implementation, documentation and defense of transfer pricing structures as well as in software development. His work focuses on the "end-to-end" implementation of transfer pricing, in particular on the interface between tax and controlling, as well as the customization and implementation of software solutions for the automation of pricing calculations, margin monitoring, segmentation of P&Ls, dashboarding and tool-supported preparation of TP documentation (master files, local files, CbCR).Baker McKenzie last strengthened its tax practice in Frankfurt in January 2021 with Florian Gimmler - also from PwC. Previously, Thomas Gierath moved to Baker McKenzie in Munich in November 2019 after seven years at Reed Smith.