Berliner Steuergespräche e.V. (Berlin Tax Conversations)

Since spring 2002 the Voice of German Industry (BDI) and Pöllath + Partners (P+P) organize the Berlin Tax Conversations. Those serve as a forum for all those capital residents who deal with fiscal issues within their everyday business, be it from a political or a legal standpoint. The conversations’ declared goal is to enable a vivid exchange of experience and ideas between representatives of the political, economic, juridical, scientific and consultative sector: this is not meant to engage in navel-gazing but to reflect about legislative decision-making in Berlin and to investigate its influence on the common fiscal practical purposes.

To broaden the capabilities and sphere of influence of that initiative, the Berlin Tax Conversations e.V. was founded on December 2nd of 2002.

On February 27th of 2012 Prof. Dr. Roman Seer was elected as chairman of the Berlin Tax Conversations by its general assembly. He succeeded long-term chairman Prof. Dr. Dieter Birk from the University of Munster, who also previously functioned as headmaster of the Institute for Tax Law.

The board further consists of Mr. Michel Wendt, Judge at the German Federal Fiscal Court  and Prof. Dr. Claus Lambrecht


The Berlin Tax Conversations usually take place at the Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft (House of German Economy), Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin.

For further information on the Berlin Tax Conversations, past events and how to gain membership please visit the Homepage of the organization.

In November 2012 a special Anniversary Issue “10 Years Berlin Tax Conversations” was published in the german serial “Finanz-Rundschau”. Prof. Dr. Roman Seer therefore provided an article titled “Taxation Procedure in the 21st Century” (“Besteuerungsverfahren im 21. Jahrhundert).

62nd Berlin Tax Conversations

On 6 March 2017 the 62nd Berlin Tax Conversations takes place with the main topic “Herausforderungen der digitalen Betriebsprüfung unter anderem bei bargeldintensiven Betrieben” (challenges of digital tax audit).


Dr. Egmont Kulosa (Federal Fiscal Court, Munich)
Björn Rottpeter (Tax authority Hamburg)
Prof. Dr. Marc Desens (University of Leipzig)
StB Stefan Groß (Peters, Schönberger & Partner, Munich)
StB Heinz Geller (Pro-Data, Rewe-Group, Cologne)

conducted by Prof. Dr. Roman Seer (Ruhr-University Bochum)

You can find further information here.

Additonal events in 2017:

63. Berlin Tax Conversations on 26 June 2017 (topic not set yet)
64. Berlin Tax Conversations on 11 September 2017 (topic not set yet)
The lectures and panel reports are regulary published in the journal 'Finanz-Rundschau' by publishing company Otto-Schmidt, Cologne.