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Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Haarmann

Attorney-at-law, certified public auditor, certified tax advisor
Partner, Linklaters LLP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Finance and Investment Committee (Chairman), Special Committee, People and Organization Committee 

Wilhelm Haarmann is a lawyer, a certified public accountant, a certified tax advisor and since March 1, 2013 partner of the international law firm Linklaters LLP and has his office in Frankfurt am Main. Until the end of February 2013 Wilhelm Haarmann was name partner of HAARMANN Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, which he founded together with other partners in the beginning of 2006. He mainly advises on tax law, company law as well as on corporate transactions (M&A, private equity), and he is active as arbitrator in arbitration proceedings. Wilhelm Haarmann is a member of the SAP Supervisory Board. He is chairman of the tax committee of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (IDW) and a member of the Executive Board of the International Fiscal Association’s German section. From 2005 until 2009 he was a member of the Executive Board of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. Furthermore, he was 15 years long a member of the World Economic Forum (until 2007). Before founding HAARMANN Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, he was partner at Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, which he co-founded in 1987. Before the firm was founded he was working for Arthur Young & Co. in Frankfurt (1977 - 1979) and for Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. in Munich (1979 - 1987, since 1983 as partner). Wilhelm Haarmann is honorary professor for tax law at the University of Bamberg. He studied law and economics at the Universities of Münster and Freiburg. From 1974-1976 he was a trainee lawyer at Bielefeld and 1979 he did his doctors degree at the University Münster.

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