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Renowned Regensburg tax firm WW+KN becomes part of Baker Tilly’s legal and tax advisory practice // Integration of 40 WW+KN employees – including three partners and two directors // Baker Tilly is thus expanding its Legal & Tax division to almost 670 employees throughout Germany
Munich/Regensburg, December 22, 2023 – The renowned Regensburg tax firm WW+KN will join the international consulting firm Baker Tilly by the end of the year. Baker Tilly is thus integrating around 40 new employees – including ten tax advisors. Tax Advisor Matthias Winkler (47), Tax Advisor Kerstin Winkler (48) and Tax Advisor Marcel Radke (37) start as new partners at Baker Tilly; Tax Advisor Lydia Albert (29) and Tax Advisor Florian Niebler (30) will in future act as directors at Baker Tilly. Baker Tilly is thus expanding its Legal & Tax division to almost 670 employees throughout Germany. The Regensburg WW+KN office will remain in its current premises and will be organizationally allocated to Baker Tilly’s Munich office.
“We are very much looking forward to working with our new colleagues and are using their expertise and know-how to sustainably expand our tax consulting services and regional focus in Eastern Bavaria. WW+KN is a highly specialized team with a degree of automation and professionalism in its workflows and processes that I have rarely experienced in a company of this size. For existing WW+KN clients, this step means access to a broad service portfolio on the one hand and continuity and the highest quality of advice on the other,” says Tax Advisor/Attorney-at-Law Oliver Hubertus, Managing Partner Tax at Baker Tilly in Germany: “All WW+KN clients will continue to be advised by their existing consultants in the usual high quality of service. At the same time, they will benefit from a much broader base of numerous national and international services thanks to our interdisciplinary Baker Tilly approach.”
A step into the future for WW+KN and its clients
“For us and our client’s, joining Baker Tilly is a step into the future,” comments Tax Advisor Matthias Winkler, Partner and Managing Director of WW+KN: “Baker Tilly offers us a professional environment in which we see optimal opportunities for further development as partners and, above all, for our employees. Baker Tilly and WW+KN have a common understanding of what defines successful tax advice. On this basis, we wish to continue our successful cooperation with our clients, who will benefit from an even broader range of advisory expertise in the future – both nationally and internationally.”
Three new partners, two directors and five additional tax advisors contribute their expertise to Baker Tilly
Matthias Winkler’s consulting services focus on the areas of corporate tax and international tax law. Furthermore, he is a member of the supervisory board and chairman of the audit and risk management committee of Krones AG, an MDAX-listed global market leader for filling and packaging technology. Kerstin Winkler has specialized in corporate tax law, consolidation and the preparation of annual financial statements, while Marcel Radke advises his clients on the preparation of annual financial statements, consolidation and payroll tax. Florian Niebler’s main areas of advice include corporate tax law, international tax law and inheritance and gift tax, while Lydia Albert advises her clients on corporate tax, inheritance and gift tax and VAT. In addition, five other tax consultants are joining Baker Tilly.
In addition to providing tax advice to medium-sized companies and entrepreneurial families, WW+KN’ services also focus on inheritance and gift tax advice (“private client advice”). A further focus is on inbound tax advice for foreign companies and groups in Germany. In addition to advising German subsidiaries of foreign groups and VAT compliance, WW+KN also offers payroll services for foreign employers in Germany. WW+KN has been a member and partner of the German-Italian Chamber of Foreign Trade in Milan since 2006 and a member and partner of the German-Slovenian Chamber of Foreign Trade in Ljubljana since 2012. WW+KN advises clients in the field of tax compliance in Germany for both Chambers and is available as a preferred inbound partner. WW+KN has been mentioned and awarded several times in recent years by various magazines such as JUVE, Focus, Handelsblatt, Focus Money and Brand eins. Internationally, WW+KN is currently connected via the SBC Global Alliance network.