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Ralf Heussner

Partner | Tax - Transfer Pricing | Financial Services

Ralf is a Partner with Deloitte based in Germany with an extensive international track record of 22 years’ experience advising clients on addressing the tax, operational and regulatory dimensions of their international operations covering the design of target operating models, restructurings and transfer pricing.

Ralf is part of Deloitte's global transfer pricing leadership team in his role as the Global Financial Services Industry (FSTP) Lead and Global Clients & Markets Lead. Ralf has been voted into Euromoney / Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax/Transfer Pricing Advisors.

During his tenure in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Germany, Ralf worked for many of the key players in the asset management (traditional and alternative covering private equity, hedge funds, real estate and debt funds), banking and insurance sectors.

Ralf's experience covers a broad range of complex engagements for financial services companies on business model design/optimizations and restructurings to align the tax, operational and regulatory dimension of their operations. Recent examples include the alignment of financial/banking regulations (e.g. Basel and MiFID) and tax rules (e.g. on Funds Transfer Pricing, cross-border distribution models or design of tax governance models), supporting financial institutions across the banking, insurance, investment management and FinTech space on Brexit related restructurings as well as the recent trend of alternative asset manager moving into regulated fund structures.

In addition, Ralf supports clients on transfer pricing planning, operationalization, documentation and tax-controversy related projects. He worked on more than 40 Advanced Pricing Agreements (APAs), joint tax audits, ICAPs and numerous high profile controversies on local and competent authority level with tax authorities in the US, Japan, China, Singapore and across the EU.