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.
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.