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Christian Kaeser

Christian Kaeser studied law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz/Germany, focusing on tax law and finance (Professor Dr. Christoph Trzaskalik). After four years as an assistant professor for tax law at the Universities of Mainz and Valencia, he completed his JD in 2001 (the thesis covered alternative financing structures of public bodies). Kaeser then joined a Munich-based tax advisory firm but left to join Siemens AG in 2002. In 2008 he was appointed the Global Head of Tax and Corporate Vice President for Siemens, taking over the responsibility for the worldwide tax community of approximately 500 tax experts in 2009. Kaeser is the chairman of the Tax Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the president of the German Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). He frequently gives presentations at German and international tax conferences, e.g. as a panelist at different IFA congresses, is the author and co-editor of several tax-related publications, and is a member of the scientific council of the largest German tax journal (DStR). Kaeser is the chairman of the supervisory board of WTS Group AG, a German-based tax advisory group and a member of the scientific council of PwC.

Tax Planning in Multinational Companies Tax Policies in the EU

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