Transfer Pricing in Germany
Mainzer Landstrasse 36, Frankfurt, 60325
Duff & Phelps is the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions. We work with clients across diverse sectors in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, cyber security, claims administration and regulatory compliance. With Kroll, the leading global provider of risk solutions, and Prime Clerk, the leader in complex business services and claims administration, our firm has nearly 4,000 professionals in 25 countries around the world.
Our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, law firms, government entities and investment organizations such as private equity firms and hedge funds. We also advise the world’s leading standard-setting bodies on valuation and governance best practices.
Our team differentiates ourselves in our commitment to question assumptions, be the independent eye, critically analyze facts and tell our clients what they need to know to make sound decisions. Duff & Phelps cuts through complexity and creates clarity for our clients to ensure compliance, reduce risk, overcome emerging challenges and enhance value.
William Duff and George Phelps founded Duff & Phelps in 1932 in Chicago because they saw that banks and insurance companies struggling in the Great Depression needed investment research based on rigorous analysis and technical expertise.
Over the years, the firm branched into financial advisory and corporate finance, broadening and deepening our service offering and expertise to assist businesses in industries outside of the banking and insurance sector while maintaining the same commitment to technical expertise. Through acquisition and organic growth Duff & Phelps has developed into the diverse and agile firm it is today, serving more than 5,000 clients each year, including over 50% of the S&P 500, 60% of the Fortune 100, 80% of the Am Law 100 and 70% of the world’s top-tier hedge and private equity funds.
Kerim Keser is a Managing Director in the Munich Office and leads Duff & Phelps' German, Swiss and Austrian Transfer Pricing activities, leveraging over 15 years of transfer pricing experience in consulting firms and at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Kerim has extensive experience advising or auditing companies of all industries, including automotive, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, technology and financial services.
Before joining Duff & Phelps, Kerim worked as an executive director for Ernst & Young in Munich, where he advised companies on transfer pricing issues associated with setting up new business units, decentralizing key functions, entering new markets and post-merger integration. He has successfully supported multinationals during difficult audits and competent authority procedures, delivered global documentation projects and served as an expert witness for an intellectual property dispute. His clients ranged from startups to large DAX companies.
Select Professional Experience
Served as expert witness for a brand related valuation dispute.
Internal expert supporting litigation and controversy cases during employment at Australian Taxation Office, including a significant guarantee fee and intercompany financing case.
Lead economist in a significant transfer pricing controversy case related to worldwide value contribution issues in the consumer products industry.
Areas of Expertise
- Transfer pricing
- IP valuation
- Financial Transactions
- Guarantee Fees
- MA in Economics, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- a PhD and MA in Economics (Dipl. Volkswirt), The University of Potsdam