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Speakers 2022

As befits a leading conference, the European Tax & Legal Forum will feature speakers who, as outstanding economists, will show you future prospects, who, as top decision-makers at the forefront, will manage strategic decisions on a daily basis, and who, as top officials in the ministries, will play a key role in drafting legislation. You will gain valuable insights into the background of decisions and future strategic considerations. The discussion with the experts will give you a knowledge advantage and show you possible scope for action in the practical implementation of complex issues.

Since 2021, the top German manager has been looking after the global M&A business of U.S. bank J. P. Morgan together with his colleague Anu Aiyengar. Previously, Dirk Albersmeier was M&A head of Germany and Austria from 2005 to 2021 and was appointed co-head of mergers and acquisitions in the EMEA region in 2015.

Dirk Albersmeier

Global Co-Head of M&A, J. P. Morgan

Benjamin Angel is Director for the portfolio "Direct Taxation and Tax Coordination". In recent years, he has in particular designed and negotiated the creation of the various European sovereign rescue funds (ESM, EFSM, EFSF) and macroprudential supervision (ESRB).

Benjamin Angel

Director, Directorate - General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission

Heribert M. Anzinger has been a university professor for business and tax law at the Institute for Accounting and Auditing at the University of Ulm since 1 July 2012. His research focuses on German, European and international corporate, financial and tax law.

Prof. Dr Heribert Anzinger

Institute of Accounting and Auditing, University of Ulm

Christian Bauckhage is Professor of Computer Science (Pattern Recognition) at the University of Bonn and Senior Scientist for Machine Learning at Fraunhofer IAIS. He was appointed to Bonn in 2008. His area of responsibility has spanned the fields of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for more than 20 years.

Prof. Dr. Christian Bauckhage

Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bonn and Lead Scientist for Machine Learning at Fraunhofer IAIS.

Sebastian Biedenkopf has been the Management Board member responsible for Legal Affairs, Compliance and Human Resources as well as Labour Director at Fresenius SE since 01.01.2021. Previously, he headed the global legal department of the Bosch Group for over seven years. From 2008 to 2012, he worked in various functions at Conergy AG in Hamburg, most recently as CFO and interim CEO.

Dr Sebastian Biedenkopf

Member of the Management Board for Legal Affairs, Compliance and Human Resources and Labour Director, Fresenius SE

Matthias Bock is a member of the Executive Board and General Counsel of Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1999 in the legal department of Goldman Sachs International in London and has been a member of the management of the German banking subsidiary of Goldman Sachs since 2008.

Dr. Matthias Bock

Member of the Executive Board and General Counsel, Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE

Albert Bomer is Professor of Indirect Taxation at VU University in Amsterdam. Previously, he has taught at Nyenrode Business University and was coordinator for national VAT policy at the Ministry of Finance.

Prof. Dr. Albert Bomer

Professor of Tax & Technology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Reinhard Bork was Managing Director of the Seminar for Civil Procedure and General Procedural Law at the University of Hamburg until March 31, 2022. He is co-editor of numerous publications on civil law, commercial and business law, as well as civil procedure and insolvency law.

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bork

Professor (Emeritus) of Civil Procedure and General Procedural Law, University of Hamburg

Markus Brem leads the GTP® TEAM and cooperates in numerous projects with the experts of the Moore Network. The GTP® TEAM supports international groups of companies and their tax advisors in the aspects of transfer pricing management. The special expertise lies with medium-sized groups of companies.

Dr. Markus Brem

Managing Director at GTP GlobalTransferPricing Business Solutions GmbH

Stefan Bruckbauer is Chief Economist at UniCredit Bank Austria AG, where he is responsible for macro and banking market research in Austria. Before joining Bank Austria, he worked as an assistant at the Institute for Economic Theory at JKU and as an economist at Zentralsparkasse in Vienna.

Stefan Bruckbauer

Chief Economist of UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Matthias Buck leads the work on European energy policy, with activities in Brussels, France, Poland, the Pentalateral Region, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania and the six Western Balkan countries. Before joining Agora Energiewende, he worked for the European Commission for several years.

Matthias Buck

Director Europe at Agora Energiewende, Berlin

Martin Clemm has been Global Legal and General Counsel at Software AG since 20219. He works with a strong focus on digitization and strategy implementation.

Martin Clemm

Global Legal & General Counsel, Software AG

Klaus Günter Deutsch is Head of Research, Industrial and Economic Policy at the Federation of German Industries (BDI e.V.). Previously, he was Senior Economist at Deutsche Bank Research.

Dr. Klaus Günter Deutsch

Head of Research, Industrial and Economic Policy BDI e.V.

Christian Dorenkamp heads the Group Tax department at Deutsche Telekom. He studied law and economics at the University of Cologne, where Mr. Dorenkamp also obtained his doctorate from the Tax Law Institute. Before joining Deutsche Telekom in 2005, Mr. Dorenkamp worked for an international law firm in New York and Frankfurt.

Prof. Dr. Christian Dorenkamp

Global Head of Tax, Deutsche Telekom, Bonn

Michael Drill is responsible for the strategic and operational management of Lincoln International's activities in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Benelux countries. Prior to joining Lincoln International, he led M&A at Sal. Oppenheim (Germany). Prior to that, he worked in investment banking at Citigroup Global Markets in London and Frankfurt.

Dr. Michael Drill

Chairman of the Board of Management, Lincoln International AG

Michael R. Fausels advises medium-sized companies, international groups and the public sector in connection with labor and social security law issues. He specializes in particular in the international deployment of personnel, the drafting of employment-law contracts and the implementation of restructuring measures as well as dismissal protection proceedings.

Dr. Michael R. Fausel

Lawyer and Founding partner, Bluedex

Detlef Fechtner is Editor-in-Chief of the Börsen-Zeitung. After studying politics, economics and history, he worked for news agencies and regional newspapers. For eleven years, he reported as a correspondent from Brussels, mainly on the regulatory response to the financial crisis.

Dr Detlef Fechtner

Editor-in-Chief, Börsenzeitung

Reinhard Felke is Director in the Economic and Financial Affairs DG of the European Commission. He is responsible for policy, strategy and communication. His responsibilities include the Commission's economic forecasts, economic surveillance of the euro area and, in the context of the European Semester, the implementation aspects of the new economic recovery and resilience facility.

Dr Reinhard Felke

Director in DG ECFIN, European Commission, Brussels

Nikolaus Forgó is Professor of Technology and Intellectual Property Law and head of the Institute for Innovation and Digitization in Law at the at the University of Vienna. He also advises, among others, the European Commission, the German Ethics Council and various German and Austrian ministries.

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó

Director of the Institute for Innovation and Digitalization, University of Vienna

Marcel Fratzscher is President of DIW Berlin and Professor of Macroeconomics at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He is a member of the United Nations High-Level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development Goals. His work focuses on macroeconomics, distribution and integration of Europe.

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D.

President of DIW Berlin

Stefan Fröhlich has held the professorship of International Relations and Political Economy at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since 2003 and has taught for many years as a guest lecturer at the Collège d`Europe in Bruges, the College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw) and the Center for European Integration Studies in Bonn.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich

Professor of International Politics and Political Economy, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

Clemens Fuest is President of the Ifo Institute, Director of CES and Chair of Economics and Finance at LMU Munich and Managing Director of CESifo GmbH. His work focuses on economic and financial policy, international taxation, tax policy, transfers and labour markets as well as European integration.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Clemens Fuest

President of the ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich

Georg Geberth has been part of Siemens AG since 2007 and has been Director Global Tax Policy there for more than ten years. He has also been Chairman of the Board of the Institut für Digitalisierung im Steuerrecht e.V. since 2021.

Georg Geberth

Director Global Tax Policy of Siemens AG and Chairman of the Board IDSt, Berlin

Ulrich Grau is a lawyer and business lawyer. He has been a partner in the law firm D+B Rechtsanwälte since 2006. He is one of Germany's best lawyers in the categories "Pharmaceutical Law" and "Health Law".

Dr Ulrich Grau

Attorney at Law and Partner at D+B Attorneys at Law, Berlin

Michael H. Grote researches and teaches corporate finance and capital markets at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is academic director of the Frankfurt Institute for Private Equity and M&A, one of the founding members of the Global Network on Financial Geography, and co-president of the "Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation" (FIRM).

Prof. Dr Michael Grote

Professor of Corporate Finance, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Sascha Haghani is Managing Partner in Germany and a member of the Supervisory Board of Roland Berger. He has been a member of the German Management Board since 2013, where he heads the global Restructuring, Performance, Transformation & Transaction group. Sascha Haghani has more than 25 years of experience in top-level management consulting.

Dr. Sascha Haghani

Senior Partner, CEO Germany and DACH Region at Roland Berger

Markus Hartung is founder of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) and Senior Fellow at Bucerius Law School. In early 2019, he founded Chevalier Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, a legal tech-based law firm exclusively offering employment law for employees, as a lawyer and mediator. His legal specialties include legal professional and liability law as well as conflict management.

Markus Hartung

Managing Partner at Chevalier Attorneys at Law

Justus Haucap is Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and a partner at DICE Consult. He was a member of the Monopolies Commission, which advises the German government on competition policy and market regulation, from July 2006 to June 2014 and chaired it from 2008 to 2012.

Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap

Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, University of Düsseldorf

Dr. Sven Helm advises medium-sized companies and international groups on issues of international tax law, corporate tax law and corporate restructuring. As a specialist advisor for international tax law, he deals in particular with cross-border tax law issues. He is also Moore Global Chair Transfer Pricing.

Dr. Sven Helm

Lawyer and Specialist Consultant for International Tax Law at Moore Treuhand Kurpfalz, Mannheim

Mathias Hildebrandt has headed the central tax department of Bauer Media Group since January 2021. He was previously Senior Vice President Group Tax at the ProSiebenSat1 Group and before that spent more than four years building up the central tax department of the Zalando Group in Berlin.

Dr. Mathias Hildebrandt

Head of Group Tax at Bauer Media Group

Wolfgang Hildesheim studied high-energy physics. He worked at CERN and DESY. Since 2009, he has headed IBM's Big Data Industry Solution Business in Europe. Since 2012, Wolfgang Hildesheim has been responsible for the development and growth of IBM's Watson, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Business in Europe with a focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Dr. Wolfgang Hildesheim

Director, Head of Watson, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, IBM

Luise Hölscher has been appointed to the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) in 2022 and will take up the post of State Secretary for Customs, Taxes and Federal Fiscal Relations. Previously, she was Professor of Accounting & Taxation at the Frankfurt School from 2004 to 2010.

Prof. Dr. Luise Hölscher

State Secretary Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin

Oliver Holzinger is a lawyer, tax consultant and since 2016 managing director of Excellence Media and founder of Tax & Legal Excellence. He previously held various publishing management positions at Wolters Kluwer, dfv Mediengruppe and Handelsblatt Fachmedien.

Oliver Holzinger

Lawyer & Tax Advisor, Managing director / Founder, Tax & Legal Excellence

Christian Kaeser has headed the global tax function of Siemens AG since 2009. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of WTS Group AG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft. He is President of the German National Group of the IFA and Chairman of the Tax Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Prof. Dr. Christian Kaeser

Global Head of Tax of Siemens AG, Munich

Timm Kehler is a board member of Zukunft ERDGAS e.V. Until the merger of Zukunft ERDGAS e. V. and Zukunft erdgas mobil in July 2015, he was also spokesman for the management of erdgas mobil. Kehler, who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering and industrial design, previously worked for the BMW Group in various management positions for more than twelve years.

Dr. Timm Kehler

Executive Board Future Gas

Jens Kengelbach is Global Head of M&A at Boston Consulting Group and leads the firm's M&A and post-merger integration projects. He is a member of BCG's Corporate Finance & Strategy and Industrial Goods practice areas.

Dr. Jens Kengelbach

Managing Director and Global Head of M&A at BCG, Munich

Adam Ketessidis heads the Restructuring/System Supervision Department. The department is responsible for the identification of otherwise and potentially systemically relevant institutions, the determination of capital buffers, requirements of the Shielding Act and recovery planning, as well as restructuring. It is also responsible for risk analysis for banking supervision.

Adam Ketessidis

Department President Banking Supervision, BaFin – German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority

Georg Kofler teaches since 01.10.2020 at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Prior to this, he was a professor at the Institute for Financial Law, Tax Law and Tax Policy at JKU Linz from 2009. He regularly publishes on issues of international and European tax law.

Prof. DDr. Georg Kofler, LL.M.

Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU Vienna

Stefan Kooths is Vice President of the IfW Kiel and Director of the Research Center Business Cycle and Growth. In addition to business cycle research, his work focuses primarily on issues of stabilization policy, monetary and exchange rate policy, international economic relations, and regulatory economics.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kooths

Director Business Cycle and Growth, IfW Kiel

Robert B. Koopman is Chief Economist and Director of the Department of Economic Research and Statistics at the World Trade Organization. Previously, he served as Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for the United States International Trade Commission.

Robert B. Koopman

Distinguished Practioner in Residence at School of International Services, American University Washington

Jürgen Kühling has held the Chair of Public Law, Real Estate Law, Infrastructure Law and Information Law at the University of Regensburg since 2007 and is a member of the IREBS Institute for Real Estate Management. He completed his law studies at the Universities of Trier and Nancy II.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kühling

Chairman of the Monopolies Commission and Chair of Public Law, Infrastructure Law, University of Regensburg

Katja Langenbucher is Professor of Civil Law, Business Law and Banking Law in the House of Finance at the Goethe University Frankfurt/M. Since 2011 she holds an affiliated professorship SciencesPo in Paris. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris, since October 2017 and a member of the Board of Directors of BaFin since June 2019.

Prof. Dr Katja Langenbucher

Chair of Civil Law, Business and Banking Law, Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.

Tomi Laamanen is Chair and Professor of Strategic Management and Managing Director of the Institute of Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen. Tomi Laamanen holds doctorates in finance and strategy.

Prof. Dr. Tomi Laamanen

Managing Director and Chair of Strategic Management, University of St. Gallen

Annette Linau is a lawyer and in-house Tax Advisor and Global Head of Tax at Evonik in Essen. She has already held various positions in the tax and finance departments of the RWE Group and innogy SE.

Annette Linau, LL.M.

Senior Vice President - Global Head of Tax at Evonik Industries AG

Emma Lotz advises clients on all aspects of individual and collective (international) employment, residence and posting law, in particular on the structuring of (cross-border) employment relationships as well as on residence and posting law issues,

Emma Lotz

Attorney at Law at Bluedex, Frankfurt/M.

Jan Mendling is Einstein Professor of Process Science at the Institute of Computer Science at Humboldt University in Berlin. His research interests deal with various topics in the area of business process management and information systems.

Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling

Einstein Professor for Process Science at the Institute for Computer Science at Humboldt University Berlin

Martin Mildner has been CFO at United Internet since October 1, 2020 and is responsible for the areas of finance and controlling, risk management/internal auditing, legal, taxes, M&A, investment and personnel management. Prior to this, he spent 13 years with the Otto Group in Hamburg as Group General Counsel and at the same time was Global Head of M&A with worldwide responsibility for company acquisitions and sales.

Martin Mildner

CFO of United Internet AG

Rolf Möhlenbrock is the head of Department IV (Taxation - Direct Taxation) of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin.

Dr Rolf Möhlenbrock

Head of the Tax Department at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin

As a managing director at WTS, Karen Möhlenkamp advises globally active companies in the area of transport and excise taxes with an interface to energy law, such as the SESTA. A particular focus is on legal issues relating to the energy transition and sustainability from a tax perspective.

Dr. Karen Möhlenkamp

Partner and Managing Director WTS, Düsseldorf

Florian Möslein is Director of the Institute for the Law of Digitalization (IRDi) and holds the professorship for Civil Law, German and European Business Law at Philipps-Universität Marburg. He is also deputy director of the Hessian Center for Responsible Digitalization (ZeVeDi) and an associate member of the Munich Center on Governance.

Prof. Dr. Florian Möslein, LL.M. (London)

Institute for the Law of Digitization, University of Marburg

Christoph Peylo heads the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence with locations in Bengaluru (India), Palo Alto (USA) and Renningen (Germany). He is building Germany's largest center for artificial intelligence for Bosch.

Dr. Christoph Peylo

Global Head of Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bosch

Dirk Pohl heads the German tax practice of McDermott Will & Emery. His practice includes international tax law, group tax law and integrated legal, tax and organizational consulting. The JUVE Handbook Taxes 2021 ranks him among the leading litigators before tax courts and the Federal Fiscal Court.

Dr. Dirk Pohl

Attorney at Law/Tax Consultant, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Munich

Achim Pross is Head of the Division for International Cooperation and Tax Administration at the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Tax Administration. His department is responsible, among other things, for a wide range of BEPS actions as well as aspects of the work on taxation of the digital economy.

Dr Achim Pross

Head of Department International Cooperation, OECD

Robert Risse has been teaching at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration since May 2020 and is honorary professor for tax compliance at the Chair for Business Taxation at the University of Leipzig. Prior to this, he headed the tax and customs department of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA for twenty years.

Prof. Dr Robert Risse

Institute for International Tax Law, WU Vienna

Bettina Rodenberg has headed the Tax and Customs Department at Henkel since May 2020 and bears global responsibility for all tax and customs issues and projects. Prior to this, she worked for Beiersdorf AG from 2013 to 2020, where she was most recently responsible for the Tax and Customs Department.

Bettina Rodenberg

Corporate Vice President Tax & Trade, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Gerald Schachner is a partner at the international law firm bpv Hügel. He is head of the tax law practice and specializes in national and international corporate tax law. In current rankings of various lawyers' directories he is frequently recommended in tax law and for restructuring.

Gerald Schachner

Lawyer, tax advisor and partner, bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte

Peter Schichl is Chief Legal Tech Officer, Head of Legal Services Technology & Procurement at Deutsche Telekom. In this role, he is responsible for providing legal advice to Procurement, the Technology and Innovation department, as well as the internal IT and digital transformation of the Legal department.

Dr. Peter Schichl

Chief Legal Tech Officer, Head of Technology & Procurement, Deutsche Telekom AG

Stefan Schicker is Managing Partner at SKW Schwarz and strategic consultant for technology & online projects. He has many years of practical experience in supporting complex technology projects. He is also Managing Director of SKW Schwarz @ Tech GmbH, which bundles the firm's activities in the area of legal tech.

Stefan C. Schicker

Managing Partner at SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

As a partner at Rödl & Partner, Oliver Schmitt is responsible for advising on corporate and capital markets law as well as mergers & acquisitions at the Munich office. His clients include international owner-managed companies, private equities and listed companies.

Dr. Oliver Schmitt

Partner at Rödl & Partner, Munich

Maurus Schreyvogel has been Head of Legal Function Consulting at EY Law for the entire Europe West region since September 2022. Previously, he was Legal Innovation Officer at the Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis for many years.

Maurus Schreyvogel

Chief Legal Innovation Officer of Novartis International AG

Tina Schumann has been responsible for the global tax department of Deutsche Bank AG as Deputy Head of Department since October 2021. From 2015 to 2021, she headed the Group Tax department of Deutsche Lufthansa AG as an authorized signatory and was a member of the Global Leadership Team, the Finance Committee and the Group Compliance Committee.

Tina Schumann

Deputy Head of Tax at Deutsche Bank AG

Roman Seer has held the Chair of Tax Law and been Director of the Institute for Tax Law and Tax Execution at the Ruhr University Bochum since October 1996. Since February 2012, he has chaired the Berliner Steuergespräche e.V. and is a board member of the DWS Institute.

Prof. Dr Roman Seer

Director Institute for Tax Law, Ruhr-Uni-Bochum

Madeleine Simonek is a full professor of Swiss and International Tax Law at the University of Zurich. She is also an attorney-at-law and certified tax expert and works as a consultant at the law firm Schellenberg Wittmer AG in Zurich. Her research and consulting focus is on corporate tax law and international tax law.

Prof. Dr. Madeleine Simonek

Professor of International and Swiss Tax Law, University of Zurich

Rainer Spatscheck has been a partner in the commercial law firm Kantenwein, Zimmermann, Spatscheck & Partner since April 2018. Prior to this, he was a partner at Streck Mack Schwedhelm for 24 years, where he headed the Munich office. He is one of the most prominent criminal defence lawyers in Germany and has extensive consulting experience in the field of criminal tax law.

Dr. Rainer Spatscheck

Lawyer and Partner at Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner, Munich

Christoph Spengel has held the Chair of ABWL and Business Taxation II at the University of Mannheim since 2006. In addition, he is academic director of the Mannheim Master of Accounting & Taxation at Mannheim Business School (MBS) and director and speaker of the Leibniz Science Campus "MannheimTaxation".

Prof. Dr. Christoph Spengel

Professor of International Taxation, University of Mannheim, Head of the WissenschaftsCampus Mannheim Taxation

Andreas Steck has been responsible for Linklaters' European business as Regional Managing Partner Europe since 1 January 2022. He specializes in banking supervisory law, investment law and insurance supervisory law and advises ministries, public authorities and financial services providers on restructuring projects.

Andreas Steck

Lawyer and Regional Managing Partner Europe at Linklaters, Head of Lounge Frankfurt/M. at Tax & Legal Excellence

As Vice President, Daniela Steierberg has been responsible for Corporate Tax & Customs for the Nordex Group since 2019. She has many years of experience in national and international tax law as well as in the organizational development of tax departments and the structuring of multinational corporations.

Daniela Steierberg

Head of Corporate Tax & Customs at Nordex, Hamburg

Philipp Steinberg is Head of the Economic Stabilization and Energy Security Division at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection. Philipp Steinberg studied law and political economy as well as taxation in Berlin, Münster and Paris.

Dr. Philipp Steinberg

Head of Department Economic Stabilization and Energy Security, BMWK Berlin

Alexander Steinbrecher has been Head of Legal at Getir Germany since January 2022. Previously, he was Head of Group Corporate M&A and Legal Affairs at Bombardier until early 2021, when the company was acquired by Alstom.

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M.

Head of Legal at Getir Germany, Berlin

Christian Stender has been a partner at KPMG since 2016 as a tax advisor and business graduate and has also been Head of Tax Innovation & Technology since 2019. In this role, his focus is primarily on the dynamics and sustainability of the tax advisory industry.

Christian Stender

Partner, Head of Tax Innovation & Technology, KPMG

Peter-Tobias Stoll is Professor of Public Law and Public International Law (International Economic Law) at the Faculty of Law of the Georg-August University of Göttingen and Director at the Institute for International and European Law. There he heads the Department of International Economic and Environmental Law.

Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll

Director of International Business and Environmental Law, University of Göttingen

Richard Susskind is an author, speaker and independent consultant to major law firms and national governments. His primary area of expertise is the future of professional services and, in particular, how IT and the Internet are changing the way lawyers work. He has been involved withlegal technology for over 30 years.

Prof. Richard E. Susskind

President of the Society for Computers and Law, London

Patrick Teubner comprehensively advises and represents companies and individuals nationwide and internationally in criminal law crisis situations as well as in preliminary and criminal proceedings. Since 2004, he has also been a lecturer in the master's program in corporate and tax law at the University of Potsdam.

Dr. Patrick Teubner

Attorney and Partner at Krause & Kollegen, Berlin

Frank Umbach is research director of the European Cluster for Climate, Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS). In 2010, he became a member of the Energy Security Working Group of the Ukraine 2020 Task Force.

Dr. Frank Umbach

Research Director of EUCERS, University of Bonn

Sven-Holger Undritz heads the German restructuring and insolvency practice of the international law firm White & Case and is a partner at White & Case in Hamburg. He has extensive experience in advising German and international clients on corporate reorganisations and restructurings. He has also been regularly appointed as an insolvency administrator since 1998.

Dr Sven-Holger Undritz

Lawyer and Partner White & Case LLP, Hamburg

Roland Vogl is Executive Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology and a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. He focuses his work on legal informatics at the Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), which he co-founded and serves as Executive Director.

Dr. Roland Vogl

Executive Director and Lecturer in Law, Stanford Center of Legal informatics

Carsten Volkery joined Handelsblatt in 2017 and initially spent five years as a correspondent in London. In April 2022, he moved to Brussels, where his responsibilities include financial and economic policy issues.

Carsten Volkery

Europe Correspondent Handelsblatt, Brussels

Heino Weller is head of taxonomies and standard data at DATEV eG in Nuremberg. His activities focus on the strategic evaluation of normative frameworks and the support of overarching professional standards.

Dr. Heino Weller

Head of Taxonomies and Standard Data at DATEV eG

Vanessa Westphal has held various positions and responsibilities at Merck KGaA since 2013 and has been Head of Group Legal Services since July 2022. Before joining Merck, she was a lawyer at Clifford Chance from 2008 to 2013, advising international pharmaceutical and life science companies on regulatory and compliance matters, including healthcare transactions.

Dr. Vanessa Westphal, LL.M.

Head of Group Legal Services at Merck KGaA

Michaela Witzel is a founding partner of Witzel Erb Backu & Partner. As a specialist in IT law, she focuses on IT contract law, international transactions involving technology, and copyright and database law with a focus on open source compliance.

Michaela Witzel

Partner at Witzel Erb Backu & Partner, Munich

Hans-Michael Wolffgang is Professor of International Trade and Tax Law and Head of the Institute for Customs and International Trade Law (ICTL) at the University of Münster. He is a co-partner of AWB Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH and AWB Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, based in Münster, Hamburg and Munich.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Michael Wolffgang

Director of the Institute for Customs and Foreign Trade Law, WWU Münster

Monika Wünnemann has headed the BDI's tax department since February 2019. Previously, she was responsible for the Taxes and Customs Department at the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) from the end of 2013 to January 2019. (VDA). Her professional focus is on wage tax, corporate taxes and tax procedural law.

Dr Monika Wünnemann

Head of Department Taxes and Fiscal Policy, BDI Berlin

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