Lars Goldhammer LLM CTA ATT IFQ
International Tax Risk Solutions
Trouble Shooter & International Tax Risk Solutions
Trouble Shooter & International Tax Risk Solutions

Trouble Shooter 
International Tax Risk Solutions



Lars Goldhammer - Experienced Trouble Shooter and International Tax Risk Professional

Recognised for my ability to see the broader picture and to solve complex end to end problems involving key areas outside tax make me a trusted advisor on challenging international tax and tax risk topics for senior management in international organisations.

Trouble Shooter 

·      Senior finance professional with several years of international tax and tax risk management experience

·      Sound analysis of existing structures and processes

·      Identification and prioritisation of risks and challenges

·      Managing & providing solutions meeting senior corporate requirements

·      Successfully implementing solutions while addressing risks 

Tax Risk Management - Corporate governance for tax is increasingly moving into focus of international organisations but also the jurisdictions they operate in. As organisations grow, the support functions and process will not always grow at the same pace, leading to process and organisational gaps. Those gaps can affect the integrity of numbers reported, tax filings, but also the soundness of systems in place and impact on decisions for new transactions. 

I am ready to come in to do the analysis and recommend and implement solutions.

Transfer Pricing Risk Management - internationally operating organisations face an increasing focus on cross border transactions and a growing transparency between tax jurisdictions. The transfer pricing solutions of the past may not stand up to the continuously growing requirements of the on-going political and legislative change. Here, clients need to ensure that there transfer pricing is sound - both in processes and documentation - to not lead to financial and reputational exposures. 

I am ready to come in to do the analysis and recommend and implement solutions.

My Background: 

Trained in Germany and the UK, offering over 15 years established track record in:

·      International Tax,

·      Tax Risk Management, and

·      broader Investment Banking Advisory (front office and M&A transactions). 

Fluent in German and English, I worked both for private practice and PwC (M&A Infrastructure) before moving to be an in-house tax counsel and senior advisor for Banks & Asset Managers globally.

Added Value:

·      Ability to fast integrate into an organization

·      Analysis of existing frameworks and structures

·      Creatively, yet professionally leading change

·      Implementing new processes

·      Applying a structured and comprehensive approach

·      Effectively managing and leading large transaction

·      Ensuring key stakeholders buy-in.  

Professionally, I have a good blend of international tax experience, ranging from broader roles covering front office and transaction advisory, corporate development and various tax risk and transfer pricing risk projects. My key asset is a solid international and broad emerging markets working experience.

Building on this professional foundation, I have also developed experience as a Non-Executive and Corporate Director, a Trustee of Charitable Trusts and a partner in a number of successful business ventures.

Key Solutions Provided

Project Management and Consulting
A list of examples where my expertise has been successfully applied: 

ü  International tax interim advisor in the area of corporate and infrastructure M&A, Investment Banking and Asset Management (various organisations)

ü  Tax risk review and implementation assistance of tax risk management solutions for a leading German financial services institution

ü  Lead a global regulatory change project (assessment and assistance on regulatory change driven tax projects - e.g. Dodd Frank, FATCA, FTT) for a FTSE 100 Financial Services Institution based in the UK

ü  Lead a global Permanent Establishment and Rep Office Tax Risk Reviews, implementing control and risk triggers for the EMEA operations of a Fortunes Global 500 organisation

ü  Various Transfer Pricing Risk Reviews for operational units and global divisions of FTSE 100 and Global Fortune 500 organisations

ü  Management and coordination of major international tax projects including M&A, demergers and change projects (up to $19bn)

ü  Gap Analysis and subsequent solution implementation (structural and IT infrastructure) to optimise the EMEA tax function of a Chapter 11 protected Software company

ü  Cross border (especially UK/Germany into Emerging Markets) Islamic Finance tax risk management on specific transactions and bespoke structures

ü  Due diligence and bespoke reviews of targets, distressed assets and lending positions 

Specialist Training and Speaker Engagements

I also offer bespoke solutions for both tax trained and business audiences on a number of key topics:

·      Islamic Finance and International Tax

·      International Tax Risk - especially on permanent establishment issues

·      International Transfer Pricing Risk 

·      Emerging Markets Tax Risks (especially CIS, Turkey and MENA related)

·      Regulatory Change and Impact (FATCA/Dodd-Frank/FTT)


International Experience

ü Europe & UK

ü Russia - and the States of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, i.e. the former USSR) 

ü Central & Eastern Europe and Turkey

ü Middle East and North Africa

ü Latin America

ü India and South East Asia

ü Africa 


Professional Status

·      LLM in Taxation - Distinction (QMUL)

·      CTA - Chartered Tax Advisor - UK Qualified/ Member of the CIOT

·      Advanced Certificate in International Taxation

·      ATT – Association of Tax Technicians – UK Qualified/ Member of the ATT

·      Islamic Finance Qualification (CISI)

·      Steuerfachangestellter – German Tax Accountant



ü German - mother tongue

ü English - fluent

ü French - conversationally

ü knowledge of Russian & Italian


Other Appointments and Professional Memberships

·      Member of the International Tax Panel, German Bankers Association (BdB)

·      Member of the PE/TP Working Group, German Bankers Association (BdB)

·      Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), London.

·      prev. Member of the Islamic Banking and Insurance Institute (IBII), London

·      prev. Director of International Tax & Investment Centre (ITIC), Washington/London

·      prev. Trustee and Director of the Board of Crusaid & Crusaid Enterprise, London. 

·      Guest lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London

·      Conference speaker at University and Big Four Conferences

·      Publications in International Taxation Report, June 2011, September 2013, October 2013

Lars Goldhammer LLM CTA ATT, Chartered Tax Advisor, Elefantengasse 19, 60313 Frankfurt
Phone: +491708871551 

Licensing Institute: Chartered Institute of Taxation, London, United Kingdom
Licensing Institute: Association of Tax Technicians, London, United Kingdom