Küffner Maunz Langer Zugmaier
Eveline Beer is a partner at KÜFFNER MAUNZ LANGER ZUGMAIER (KMLZ). She is a lawyer and a certified tax consultant.
Eveline Beer started her career in 2004 at one of the Big 4 accounting firms. From the outset, her focus was on VAT. In 2008 Eveline joined KMLZ, a leading German law firm, specialising in national and international VAT law and customs. Eveline was made a KMLZ managing associate in 2010 and partner in April 2013.
Eveline advises multinational companies on both domestic and international VAT issues. The majority of her clients operate in the retail and automotive sectors. Other clients represented by Eveline include equipment manufacturers, while large and medium-sized businesses, German corporate groups and foreign companies of all sizes, including DAX 30 quoted companies, rely on her VAT expertise in special cases as well as on a routine basis.
Eveline's work on international projects includes undertaking VAT reviews, assisting clients with their VAT reporting obligations and advising clients on how to reorganise their supply chains. In this respect, she works closely with KMLZ's network of experienced and leading tax experts in all member states of the European Union, as well as a large number of additional countries.
Eveline regularly holds in-house VAT seminars for clients and assists them on-site with their day-to-day business, as well as in the course of VAT audits. Eveline is a deputy member of the European Commission's expert group for VAT-related issues (VAT Expert Group) and regularly publishes articles in professional magazines.
In May 2015 KMLZ opened a second office, in Dusseldorf, with Eveline heading up the team.
Dr Karen Möhlenkamp is managing partner of WTS and one of the leading experts in indirect and consumption tax in Germany. From 2013 onwards the German newspaper Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers USA have honoured her for being one of the best German tax lawyers.
Karen graduated in law at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg and worked at the Department of International Law headed by Prof. Dr. Ranieri to pass her PhD. After being sponsored as a scholar at the Max Planck Institute (Frankfurt am Main) for European legal history, she took up employment with an international auditing and tax consultancy firm and with the Federation of German Industry (BDI). At BDI, she addressed the key interests of the German industry regarding the German environmental tax reform, restructuring of the VAT Law Code and local business tax reform to the German House of Parliament (DeutscheBundestag) and the Federal Tax Department and took part in legal proceedings to the Federal Constitutional Court.
At WTS, Karen's area of focus remains on VAT, energy tax and energy law. She is involved in delivering expert opinions on complex issues and developing optimisation models and reaches a wide audience through numerous publications. As a founding member of the 'Berlin Tax Discussions' (Berliner Steuergespräche) and German Energy Tax Conference, and as a member of the German Institute of Certified Tax Consultants (Fachinstitut der Steuerberater), she also deals with tax topics outside WTS.
As the mother of two children she is doing charity work as managing director of the Benedikt Niemeyer Foundation 'Children Make Music' programme and is a member of the International Lions Organisation, acting in 2012/2013 as president of the Lions Club Düsseldorf-Leaina.
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