Martin is a Tax and Law partner at Ernst & Young Law GmbH based in Hamburg, Germany. As EY EMEIA Financial Services Tax Controversy Leader, he is seasoned in preventing, managing and resolving tax risks with a focus on financial services.
With nearly 20 years of experience, he is knowledgeable in tax controversy and tax transparency matters such as the EU Mandatory Disclosure Regime (MDR). Martin focuses on procedural tax law, tax risk management, tax criminal law, white collar defense and internal investigations.
He represents German and other European businesses, including their board members and employees vis-à-vis the fiscal and law enforcement authorities before fiscal and criminal courts.
Martin studied law at the University of Passau (J.D.), King's College, London and holds a LLM in Taxation from the University of Houston Law Center (USA).
He is a German attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt) and German certified tax advisor (Steuerberater).
How Martin is building a better working world
“As a tax controversy lawyer, I often help my clients through challenging situations that are by their very nature, rather confrontative than cooperative. Whether in my client work or when it comes to teaming within the organization, I believe in trust and transparency as the glue of effective communication that holds together all relationships. Fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where all differences are valued is at the core of how EY teams work. It helps to attract legal talent and is the reason why I enjoy being part of the EY EMEIA FSO Legal Services team.”