The soul of our office is comprised of our many employees and clients. To maintain these valuable assets requires more than your average vanilla strategies. We work with and for people so we prefer working according to principles rather than rules – principles centred around reliability, passion, openness, respect and trust – with heart and mind.
Ralf Otto has been a freelance tax advisor since 1994 and has been head of the tax firm since. As well as advising small- and medium-sized enterprises in tax optimisation and conversion he also advises international enterprises, particularly in double taxation matters. In 2009 Ralf Otto became an international tax advisor (M.I.Tax)
Languages: German and English
Kerem Derr studied business administration (M.Sc.) in Münster and Düsseldorf and has been a tax consultant since 2017. After working for EY and KPMG, he spent several years as a tax consultant at TAXON. Since 2021, he has been a partner at Otto und Derr with a focus on controlling and finance. At the firm, he advises both individual clients and national and international companies.
Languages: German and English
Our tax firm has assumed a clear position with its 25 employees (and three tax advisors and one lawyer) and international focus. Even if many tasks are carried out digitally the orientation of our tax firm remains personal and keeps its “familiar touch”. This is important to us.
The tax firm, which started up in a backyard office in what was then the new eastern part of the city, has developed over 25 years in and with the Prenzlauer Berg area into an important address in the Berlin tax advisor directory. In particular, as one of the few service providers who also offer international tax advice next to the classic core business, the tax firm has made a name for itself outside of the city boundaries. We are listed on the New York chamber of commerce and our professionals are regularly invited to hold lectures there in order to give an understanding of German tax law to potential investors and entrepreneurs. Clients come from, among others, the USA, Ireland, Spain, Italy, England, Dubai and Lebanon.
Our offices are also designed in a way which reflects our convictions. Clear lines, warm colours and forms, down-to-earth – our office floor presents itself in the historical old building of the former “Groterjan” brewery villa in a side street of the Schönhauser Allee. Close enough to Berlin’s centre to be a part of things, far enough away, however, to be able assess the trends and movements of the capital from a necessary distance.
We love solutions and results! We love order and precision!
This could be our slogan but our company’s DNA cannot be reduced to simple formulae. We work with and for people so we prefer working according to principles rather than rules – principles centred around reliability, passion, openness, respect and trust – with heart and mind.