Prof. Dr. Axel Nientimp is tax and transfer pricing partner of WTS Düsseldorf. He joined WTS in May 2019. Axel has more than 20 years of professional experience in international taxation and transfer pricing. Before joining WTS Axel was partner at KPMG and Deloitte in Germany.
Axel is specialised in transfer pricing solutions (planning / documentation) for companies in various industries. He advises clients in tax and transfer pricing matters that are associated with cross border transactions including permanent establishment issues and supply chain reorganisations in the after BEPS environment.
Axel has vast experience in defending multinationals in transfer pricing tax audits and Mutual Agreement Procedures, which ranges from typical bilateral cases regarding transfer pricing according to the German tax treaties and the EU Arbitration Convention to triangular cases with more than two involved jurisdictions as well as negotiating APA's.
Axel holds a PhD in Business Taxation and a degree in Economics (Diplom-Ökonom) from the University of Bochum. He is a Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater), a Certified Tax Advisor for International Taxation (Fachberater für Internationales Steuerrecht) and a member of the Tax Advisors Association.
In addition to his numerous articles on the topic of transfer pricing and international taxation for professional journals, Axel is the co-editor of Germany's leading compilation of transfer pricing laws and regulations and commentator of the transfer pricing regulations in Germany's Foreign Tax Code.
Furthermore, Axel is a honorary professor on international taxation at the University of Duisburg-Essen and a regular speaker at universities as well as at national and international conferences and seminars.
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