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Dr. Lars Haverkamp, LL.M. (Christchurch), Partner

Dr. Lars Haverkamp, LL.M. (Christchurch)


Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht


German, English

Practice areas

  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Tax planning and consultancy

Practice notes

Lars Haverkamp is a Tax Partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Dusseldorf.

For over 10 years Lars has been advising multinational enterprises, banks, funds and insurers on national and international corporate tax law. His practice focuses in particular on designing, implementing and defending Transfer Pricing and branch structures. In addition, he regularly undertakes representation in and out of court in tax dispute proceedings and provides his clients with holistic support in the development and implementation of tax compliance projects.

Lars regularly publishes articles on international tax law and procedural tax law, gives lectures and webinars and participates in panel discussions. In addition, he is a lecturer on international tax law as part of the advanced training for tax advisors at the University of Münster, Germany.

Lars is a member of the International Fiscal Association. Expert Guides names him a Rising Star in the field of Transfer Pricing in Germany.

His recent experience includes:

  • Representation of multinational companies in tax audit and tax dispute resolution proceedings.*
  • Judicial and extrajudicial defense of intercompany loan relationships (including rating models, lack of collateralization) and other means of financing (including cash pooling).*
  • Preventing a cross-border joint audit by way of injunction.*
  • Representation in appeal proceedings before the German Federal Tax Court, inter alia with the result of a successful extension of precedent.*
  • Support in restructuring projects on international corporate tax law and transfer pricing issues.*
  • Structuring and implementation of intra-group IP licensing relations and a centralized IP holding structure for companies in the industrial sector, including consideration of DEMPE and the OECD nexus approach.*
  • Development of a transfer pricing policy for a global logistics company as well as specifically on intercompany management service fees for technology and entertainment enterprises.*
  • Supporting voluntary self-disclosure and other corporate tax compliance projects for multinational corporations in various industries, including on so-called registration cases, wage tax and other withholding tax procedures, branch structures and transfer pricing documentation requirements.*
  • Training of representatives of the Ministry of Finance and the tax audit department of an Eastern European member state on transfer pricing on behalf of the European Commission.*

* advised before joining Eversheds Sutherland

List of publications