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Bernd Burgmaier
Attorney at Law and Tax Lawyer 

Bernd Burgmaier (born on August 23, 1969) advises and represents clients in the field of national and international VAT law, also in local and the Federal Fiscal High Court proceedings and European Court of Justice proceedings.

Bernd Burgmaier was admitted to the bar in July 1997 and has been partner in the law office Dr. Sommer & Burgmaier since 1999. He worked for several years in the Indirect Taxes Departments of two Big Four auditing companies with special focus on national and international VAT law, finally as Senior Manager with general commercial power of representation. 

He publishes articles with focus on VAT law in relevant VAT literature on a regular basis [please see the publications section in the German part of this website (siehe Veröffentlichungen) for reference], contributes to the legal commentary on the German VAT Code of Hartmann/Metzenmacher, published by Dr. Wolfram Birkenfeld, former judge at the Federal Fiscal High Court, and is speaker at seminars in Germany and abroad.

Bernd Burgmaier is also permanent author of articles in the German VAT magazine "Der Umsatzsteuerberater" and is member of the publishers’ advisory board of the German tax magazine ”Zeitschrift für Steuern & Recht”.


  • German association for scientific administration of VAT law (UmsatzsteuerForum e.V. - Vereinigung zur wissenschaftlichen Pflege des Umsatzsteuerrechts e.V.) since 200

Bernd Burgmaier on October 8, 2004 after his speech before the UmsatzsteuerForum, with Federal Fiscal High Court Judge Dr. Klenk (left), Prof. Dr. Nieskens, chairman of the UmsatzsteuerForum (right), Stephen Bill, Head of the VAT Unit of the European Commission, and Prof. Dr. Reiß, University of Erlangen

  • Association of tax and business consulting professions in Bavaria, Germany [Verband der Steuer- und Wirtschafsberatenden Berufe in Bayern (LSWB)], since 2004
  • Munich Association of Lawyers (Münchener Anwaltsverein e.V.) since 2004 
  • German Association of Lawyers (Deutscher Anwaltsverein) since 2004

Elektronic gadgets

Participated in the development of the iPhone Application - VAT Angel VAT tax-based certainty for supplies,
work supplies and services inside and outside the EU
This is an inter-branch, mobile app that supports the examination of VAT situations for companies,
accountants, tax advisors, auditors, attorneys at law, controllers, purchase and sales departments.

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