You can know something about everything or know a lot about something.

When we founded KMLZ in 2006, we decided on the latter and concentrated on VAT law. This specialization has since formed the basis for the qualified, practical and successful advice we offer our clients. KMLZ is a name, which has become synonymous with top-level VAT consultancy services.

Over the years, however, we have expanded our expertise to include not only VAT, but also other indirect taxes, such as insurance tax and excise duties, as well as customs law.

Our lawyers are in demand as acknowledged experts who are able to provide clients with clear and precise approaches and solutions. Today, our team, of more than 50 professionals in Munich and Düsseldorf, works on both national and international cases.

Our expertise is underscored by our regular contributions to leading professional publications, as well as by the requests we receive to participate as speakers at significant lectures and seminars.

How we work.

We do not use the subjunctive form. We provide you with clear statements. We commit ourselves because we are convinced. We will demonstrate our conviction – at home and abroad, before the tax authorities, and if necessary, also before the courts.

Our work does not stop at borders.

We advise our clients on matters in Europe and worldwide. We can draw on a strong network of experienced and leading VAT experts, in all Member States of the European Union and beyond, to provide our clients with international advice at the highest levels.

We support both small and large companies.

Our clients include companies of all sizes (from SMC to DAX listed companies). Our clients rely on our VAT expertise both in large and important cases and on a routine day to day basis.

We offer efficiency.

Rely on our expertise and thereby avoid time-consuming research and unnecessary risks. Treat us as your outsourced VAT department.

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This is one of our service lines, tailored for tax consultants, lawyers, and certified public accountants.
Instruct us to solve your client’s complex VAT matters. We promise full client protection – we will not poach your client.

VAT Newsletter 30/2024
ECJ: group company as a fixed establishment of another group company?

In the case Adient (C-533/22), the ECJ again addressed the criteria for determining fixed establishments. The core issue (once again) was to clarify in what circumstances a group company is to be considered a fixed establishment of another group company. The ECJ’s comments are pleasingly clear and should assist companies to identify fixed establishments in group structures.

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KMLZ Donation Projects

Whether it be decorating fir trees or hiding brooms, as the Norwegians do: At Christmas, we all enjoy reviving our most beautiful traditions. Many time-honoured traditions, as well as many new ones – like our fundraising campaign. Although it is only the second time we have organized it, we already know that we want to maintain this tradition to support those in need, into the future. It does not matter whether they are young or old and what kind of challenges they are facing in life.

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Thomas represents our clients in VAT matters when dealing with the German tax authorities and before the tax courts, the German Federal Fiscal Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Lawyer, Certified Tax Consultant, Certified Public Accountant
Ronny advises clients on all VAT matters in Germany and abroad. He specializes in cross-border VAT consulting connected to international VAT law and regularly lectures at professional events and in-house client VAT training sessions.
Certified Tax Consultant, Dipl.-Finanzwirt (FH)
Oliver represents our clients in all VAT-related matters before the German tax authorities as well as the tax courts, the Federal Fiscal Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Eveline advises corporate groups and medium sized businesses on all VAT matters, with the majority of her clients operating in the retail and automotive sectors.
Lawyer, Certified Tax Consultant

Christian advises our clients on all aspects of national and international VAT issues and specializes in customs and excise duty matters.
Lawyer, Certified Tax Consultant
Thomas advises our clients on all national and international VAT matters and issues positioned at the interface between VAT and insolvency law. He represents our clients in VAT disputes when dealing with the tax offices, before the German Federal Fiscal Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Michael advises clients on all VAT matters and assists them with the structuring of their businesses in order to achieve VAT-optimization.
Matthias advises both corporate groups and medium sized businesses on all national and international VAT matters.

Fresa advises internationally operating clients on VAT matters. She specializes in cross-border VAT issues relating to international VAT law.
Lawyer, Certified Tax Consultant
Dobrinka has extensive experience in VAT law and advises our clients on all national and international VAT matters. In addition, she specialises in customs and excise law.
Markus advises both corporate groups and medium sized businesses regarding all national and international VAT matters.
Certified Tax Consultant, Dipl.-Finanzwirt (FH)
Jochen’s work focuses on advising clients on VAT implications in connection with real estate, VAT issues in the public sector and the implementation, realization, and auditing of tax compliance management systems.
Lawyer, Dipl.-Finanzwirt (FH)

Atanas specializes in consulting on cross-border VAT issues and offers our clients advice on both domestic and international VAT matters. His work also includes advising on VAT compliance and representing clients in legal proceedings.
Dipl. Wirtschaftsjurist (univ.), Certified Tax Consultant