Search process

Briefing / Consulting

Week 1

Job specification

Week 1–2
Job specification


Week 2–4

Personal interviews

Week 4–6
Personal interviews

Confidential reports

Week 6–8
Confidential reports

Candidates presentation

Week 8–10
Candidates presentation

Contract negotiations

Week 10–12
Contract negotiations

Consulting / Continuous reporting

Week 1–12
Continuous reporting

Our search assignments mainly relate to placements within the following areas of expertise:


  • Corporate Tax
  • Financial Services Tax
  • Global Mobility, Wage / Income Tax, Social Insurance
  • Indirect Taxes (VAT, Customs & Trade)
  • International Tax
  • M&A Tax
  • Private Client / Family Offices Tax Services, Business Succession, Inheritance Tax
  • Public Sector Tax, Not For Profit Organizations, Foundations
  • Tax Compliance, Tax CMS, Tax Technology, Tax IT
  • Tax Dispute Resolution, Tax Litigation


  • Antitrust Law and Competition Law
  • Banking Law, Capital Market Law
  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Law / Trade Law, Customs Law
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Law, Contract Law
  • Criminal Law, Legal Defense
  • Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration
  • Employment Law
  • Energy Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • M&A
  • Patent Law
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Law
  • Tax Law, Tax Dispute Resolution

Audit, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Financial Advisory, M&A, Risk Management, Compliance

  • Accounting, Controlling, Reporting
  • Audit, Assurance
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Data Protection, IT Security, Cyber Security, Fraud Investigation
  • ICS, Process Optimization
  • M&A / Transaction Services
  • Restructuring, Business Recovery
  • Risk Management, Regulatory Reporting
  • Valuation Services

At your request, we will supplement the search and selection process with a HOGAN personality assessment.

This evaluates a candidate’s personality traits (potential, risks, personal values) and helps in assessing how a candidate behaves in the workplace and towards other individuals, which tasks they prefer and to which type of company they are most suited.

References (selected placements)


  • Big4: Partner (gn) Corporate Tax, Partner (gn) International Tax, Partner (gn) M&A Tax, Partner (gn) Financial Services Tax, Partner (gn) Real Estate Tax, Partner (gn) Indirect Tax / VAT, Partner (gn) Transfer Pricing, Partner (gn) Tax CMS, Partner (gn) Tax Technology, Partner (gn) Global Mobility Tax, Director (gn) Customs & Trade, Director (gn) Transfer Pricing, Senior Manager (gn) M&A Tax, Senior Manager (gn) International Tax, Senior Manager (gn) Indirect Tax / VAT, Senior Manager (gn) Real Estate Tax
  • Leading audit and tax consulting firm (Top10 in Germany): Head of Transfer Pricing Services (gn), Partner (gn) M&A Tax, Head of Financial Services Tax (gn), Partner (gn) Tax CMS, Senior Manager (gn) Indirect Taxes / VAT, Senior Manager (gn) Corporate Tax / Mid-Cap
  • Leading tax consulting boutique: Partner (gn) Corporate Tax
  • Well-known firm of accountants, tax consultants and lawyers: Partner (gn) Indirect Taxes / VAT, Partner (gn) International Tax, Counsel (gn) M&A Tax
  • Leading German tax consultancy: Partner (gn) Real Estate Tax
  • Leading international law firm: Senior Associate (gn) Corporate Tax, Senior Associate (gn) M&A Tax
  • Listed technology company (German MDAX): Global Head of Tax (gn)
  • Largest international supplier of transport packaging for fresh products: Global Head of Tax (gn)
  • Leading automotive supplier: Global Head of Transfer Pricing (gn)
  • Leading international catering company: Global Head of Customs (gn)
  • Leading German publisher: Head of Tax Law Division (gn), Head of Tax Law Editorial Office (gn)
  • Leading German bank: Head of M&A Tax (gn)
  • Leading manufacturer of equipment for forestry, gardening, landscaping and construction: Head of VAT (gn)


  • Multidisciplinary professional services firm: Partner (gn) Corporate Law, Partner (gn) Public Law
  • Leading consulting firm (Top10 in Germany): Partner (gn) Corporate and Tax Law, Counsel (gn) Employment Law
  • Market-leading consulting firm for the energy industry: Counsel (gn) Employment Law, Counsel (gn) Energy Law, Counsel (gn) Corporate Law
  • Well-known firm of accountants, tax consultants and lawyers: Counsel (gn) Banking & Capital Markets
  • Medium-sized legal and tax consulting firm: Partner (gn) Public Commercial Law
  • Medium-sized law firm: Counsel (gn) Insolvency Law
  • Well-known legal boutique: Associate Partner (gn) Dispute Resolution, Litigation
  • Listed company (German MDAX): Compliance Officer (gn)
  • Leading security technology company: Corporate Counsel (gn) Legal Affairs
  • Leading German publisher: Head of Commercial Law Editorial Office (gn)
  • Subsidiary of a leading German publisher: Managing Director / Business and Tax Law Seminars (gn)
  • Renowned commercial law firm: Senior Associate (gn) Real Estate
  • Attorney's boutique: Partner (gn) Tax and Corporate Law

Audit, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Financial Advisory, M&A, Risk Management, Compliance

  • Medium-sized industrial enterprise: CFO (gn)
  • Chamber of Commerce: General Manager (gn)
  • Renowned German foundation: Managing Director (gn)
  • Largest international supplier of transport packaging for fresh products: Head of Internal Audit (gn)
  • German subsidiary of a well-known consumer goods group: Head of Finance (gn)
  • Listed German technology group (DAX30): Director (gn) Corporate Finance, Senior Manager (gn) Transaction Services
  • Big4: Senior Manager (gn) Transaction Support / M&A, Senior Manager (gn) Valuation Services, Senior Manager (gn) Forensic Services
  • Leading consulting firm (Top10 in Germany): Partner (gn) Audit, Partner (gn) Financial Advisory, Partner (gn) Accounting Advisory, Partner (gn) Compliance Advisory, Partner (gn) Coporate Restructuring / Business Recovery
  • Leading audit and tax consulting firm (Top10 in Germany): Partner (gn) Audit, Partner (gn) Audit & Advisory, Partner (gn) International Accounting Advisory (IFRS)
  • Multidisciplinary professional services firm: Partner (gn) Audit, Associate Partner (gn) IT Audit, Senior Manager (gn) Accounting Services
  • Medium-sized professional services firm: Head of Competence Center IFRS (gn)
  • Leading German bank: Senior Manager Anti Money Laundering (gn)
  • Leading international private equity firm: Head of Real Estate Investments (gn)
  • Medium-sized German financial investor: Investment Partner (gn), Investment Manager (gn)
  • Listed electronics retailer (German MDAX): Head of M&A (gn)
  • International bank: Head of Risk Management (gn), Head of Operational Risk (gn) , Senior Risk Controller (gn), Senior Specialist Regulatory Reporting (gn)
  • Leading insurance company: Senior Specialist Solvency II (gn), Senior Market Risk Controller (gn)
  • Leading financial services advisory firm: Partner (gn) Risk Management Advisory

We look forward to hearing from you.