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Before joining PwC in June 2014, Prof Dr Heinz-Klaus
Kroppen gained more than 25 years of professional
experience at Deloitte, where he led the German tax and
legal function and the EMEA tax and legal practice
during his last years. He was the co-founder and major
shareholder of Deloitte Legal in Germany.
His work concentrates exclusively on international
matters, mainly cross-border transactions, acquisitions
and multinational corporations' tax issues with a
strong focus on controversy.
Heinz-Klaus has led a number of tax audits,
competent authority procedures and court proceedings
including representation of his clients in the German
tax courts and supreme tax courts.
He regularly negotiates advance pricing agreements
(APAs) for large multinational clients. He was also
involved in more than 50 APAs/MAPs and numerous court
Since May 1 2017, he has been leading PwC Legal
globally and in Germany. He is a member of the PwC
German tax and legal leadership team.
His recognition as a leading German tax and transfer
pricing expert has led to his consistent selection for
inclusion in Euromoney's guide to the world's leading
tax advisers and the guide to the world's leading
transfer pricing advisers.
Heinz-Klaus has been teaching international taxation
for more than 20 years at the Ruhr University Law
School in Bochum.
He studied law at the universities of Kiel, Hamburg,
Cologne and later clerked at the German Tax Court in
Duesseldorf and at the German/Korean Chamber of
Commerce and Industry in Seoul. During this time, he
wrote a dissertation on company law problems for which
he was awarded his PhD in law. Heinz-Klaus later
attended Georgetown University Law School (Washington
DC) for postgraduate studies, receiving an LLM in
international law. He is a certified tax adviser