Berthold Wipfler

Vice Chairman of the sovanta AG Supervisory Board

Certified tax consultant since 1985

  • Studied at the Technical University for Finance (1969 Master of fiscal affairs “Diplom-Finanzwirt”)
  • Executive grade in the fiscal administration of Baden-Wuerttemberg (1969 – 1985, latterly in the Karlsruhe regional tax office (Oberfinanzdirektion), auditing department, investigation of suspected tax offences, criminal matters and fines)
  • Lecturer at the School of Finance in Karlsruhe and at the Technical University for Finance in Ludwigsburg as well as at the Federal Academy of Finance (Bundesfinanzakademie) Siegburg (1969 – 1985)

Main areas of consulting

  • Consulting on reconstruction of companies and groups (e.g. acquisition and sale of companies, rating of companies, fiscal aspects of contract drafting, going public)
  • Consulting for medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs (e.g. business consulting, choice of legal form, company financing, types of participation)
  • Consulting on questions of international tax planning (e.g. support in the structuring of cross-border transactions, licence and financing companies, transfer prices and service accounting in groups, expatriates)
  • Consulting on all matters related to real estate (fiscal planning, real estate funds, forecasts, capitalization planning and cash flow analysis, investment and financing decisions, optimization of contract drafting, privatization of public projects)
  • Consulting on the development and ongoing support of employee participation program (e.g. stock option plans, convertible debentures, phantom rights, deferred profit bonus)
  • Consulting on the development and support of company pension schemes
  • Consulting on the design of leasing models (leasing of movable property and real estate, communal leasing, forecasts, comparisons of profitability)
  • Consulting on questions of gift and inheritance tax law (e.g. structuring of family assets, safeguarding and structuring of corporate succession, legal succession, matrimonial property regime and marriage contract, company and family foundations)
  • Consulting for charitable organizations

Other activities and memberships

  • Chairman of the supervisory board of DH-LT-Investments AG, Walldorf
  • Vice Chairman of the supervisory board of One Hotels & Resorts AG, Munich
  • Member of the supervisory board of InterComponentWare AG, Walldorf
  • Vice Chairman of the supervisory board of sovanta AG, Heidelberg
  • Member of the board of trustees of Hochschule Karlsruhe – technology and economy (University of Applied Sciences)
  • Member of the supervisory board of Dietmar Hopp SAS, Tourrettes/Var (France)
  • Member of the supervisory board of Golf Resort Terre Blanche SAS, Tourrettes/Var (France)
  • Member of the supervisory board of Terre Blanche Management SAS, Tourrettes/Var (France)
  • Member of the supervisory board of Terre Blanche Golf SAS, Tourrettes/Var (France)
  • Member of the supervisory board of Terre Blanche Golf SAS, Tourrettes/Var (France)
  • Member of the supervisory board of Château Grime SAS, Tourrettes/Var (France)
  • Member of the advisory board of Steinbeis Transferzentren GmbH at Hochschule Karlsruhe (University of Applied Sciences)
  • Member of the supervisory board of OH-Venture GmbH, St. Leon-Rot
  • Member of the advisory board of Novaliq GmbH, Heidelberg
  • Member of the supervisory board of DEB Eishockey-Sportgesellschaft mbH, Munich (2017 IIHF WM)

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