Schiff-Martini & Cie. (Frankfurt) Appoints Peter Zimmermann as New Partner


The auditing and tax advisory firm Schiff-Martini & Cie. GmbH (SMC), based in Frankfurt’s Gateway Gardens, has announced the recent addition of Peter Zimmermann to senior management as a newly appointed partner and managing director of the company.

With its team of 70 employees, SMC specialises in assisting foreign companies establish subsidiaries in Germany. It currently services more than 300 German subsidiaries of companies from more than 20 different countries worldwide. Over 75% of its clients are headquartered in the USA, Great Britain and Japan.

Peter Zimmermann (43) is a tax advisor and Head of the Tax Advisory Services team. He has been with Schiff-Martini since the beginning of 2017. Following his studies of business administration in Worms, he joined the auditing and tax advisory firm Ernst & Young, where he worked for 12 years. There, he headed the German tax division of its European Tax Centre in London and most recently served as Executive Director of International Tax Services in Germany.

“As a specialist for founding German subsidiaries of foreign corporations, we are experiencing dynamic growth. In his new position as partner and managing director, Peter Zimmermann will be a considerable asset to us as we continue to expand. Personally, I am delighted that we have been able to acquire such an experienced, entrepreneurially-oriented specialist for our executive team, especially because he hails from our own talent pool”, explains Roland Schiff-Martini, founder and Managing Partner of SMC.

SMC’s core business is focused on providing a comprehensive service package to German subsidiaries of foreign corporations. This encompasses everything from start- up consultancy on legal concerns and tax structuring to providing accounting, payroll and compliance, tax advisory services and M&A transaction support in addition to assistance in site selection, personnel recruitment, notary services, legal and management consultancy, insurance brokerage or visa and work permits through cooperation partners.


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