Graduate degree in business studies (Diplom-Kaufmann), Dr. rer. pol., German Certified Tax Expert
Graduate degree in business studies (Diplom-Kaufmann), Dr. rer. pol. Peter Happe is a tax consulting partner at GHM Partners AG and a partner at the German tax consultancy GHM GmbH. Dr. Happe is also a member of the board of trustees of the Bürgermut Foundation in Berlin. Prior to taking on these positions, he was active as a member of the board of directors and CFO of a private equity fund, a partner at the Frankfurt office of the US law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, and a tax adviser at the international law firm Clifford Chance. He worked as a research associate with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Baetge at the University of Munster from 1993 through 1997. Dr. Happe is a lecturer at the German Federal Academy of Finance, the Euroforum, Management Circle and IIR and has worked as an adjunct professor at TU Dresden.
Dr. Happe's areas of specialization include advising high net-worth individuals as well as companies and corporations of all sizes in matters involving tax law, particularly international tax law, accounting and consolidated financial reporting matters based on HGB, IFRS and US-GAAP and particularly advising in matters involving domestic and international M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, structured financing, real estate investment, transfer pricing documentation and succession planning.
Peter Happe is a German native speaker and is fluent in English.