Benjamin Bergau

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Benjamin Bergau is an economist at Baker McKenzie Frankfurt. Mr. Bergau joined the Firm in 2014 after having worked as a VAT specialist at PricewaterhouseCoopers for six years. He has taught German VAT law at the university level, pro-bono, since 2010.

Practice Focus

Mr. Bergau advises national and international companies in all VAT-related matters, including VAT planning and restructuring. He has extensive experience in compliance matters, such as risk assessments and reduction, fraud protection and defense positions, binding rulings, voluntary self-disclosures, assistance in tax audits, as well as appeal and settlement procedures. He has consulted on a number of high-profile M&A transactions and VAT settlements, and regularly advises on VAT matters associated with international retail, e-commerce and financial services. Mr. Bergau's work comprises legal opinions on legally complex VAT cases, applications of binding rulings and general guidance on VAT compliance.


Co-author (gemeinsam mit Nicole Looks), „Tauschähnlicher Umsatz mit Nutzerdaten – Kein Stück vom Kuchen“ zustande (MwStR 2016, 864)