Our Team
  • Co-headed by a Chinese-German team of two experienced professionals
  • Supplemented by specialized and experienced partners in the fields of audit, tax, M&A
  • Involving all members of Staff through cultural awareness trainings and communications
Dipl.-Kaufmann Matthias Schenkel
Dipl.-Kaufmann Matthias Schenkel
Certified Public Accountant
Tax Advisor
Managing Partner
Telephone: +49 2619431322
Email: mschenkel@sw-germany.com
MANAGEMENT AUDIT

ACHIEVEMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diplom-Kaufmann Degree from University of Saarbrücken (Prof. Wöhe, Prof. Küting) in 1995
  • 5 years of experience with Ernst & Young
  • Qualified German Tax Advisor since 1999
  • German Certified Public Accountant since 2001
  • Partner in Dornbach since 2002
  • International Contact Partner for Dornbach’s international contacts and networks since 2002
  • Member of the International Board of SW International
  • Member of the European and International Executive Committee of GMN International
  • Specialized in the Audit and Advisory of medium-sized and large family-owned companies
  • Specialized in Group Accounting, Internal Audits and Tax Compliance
  • Long standing industry expertise in manufacturing, construction and retail
Philipp Breker
Philipp Breker
Certified Public Accountant
Tax Advisor
Managing Partner
Telephone: +49 2619431412
Email: pbreker@sw-germany.com
MANAGEMENT / AUDIT / TAX 

ACHIEVEMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences (FHDW) in Bielefeld
  • Tax Advisor and German Certified Public Accountant
  • 6 years of experience with PwC in Germany and abroad in the field of “Assurance - Industrial Services”
  • Working at Dornbach since 2013, Partner since January 2018
  • Focus on audit (annual audit, various special audits), group accounting and the comprehensive consultancy of medium-sized companies
  • In-depth knowledge of International Accounting (IAS/IFRS)
  • Special knowledge in the field of company valuations, Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), EACVA e.V.
Prof. Christoph Hell
Prof. Christoph Hell
Certified Public Accountant
Tax Advisor
Managing Partner
Telephone: +49 6818919718
Email: chell@sw-germany.com
MANAGEMENT / AUDIT / CONSULTING

ACHIEVEMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diplom-Kaufmann Degree from University of Saarbrücken (Prof. Küting, Prof. Kußmaul) in 1998
  • More than 5 years of experience with Ernst & Young
  • 3 years of experience in public energy sector (Corporate Development, Investment Management, Group Accounting)
  • Tax Advisor since 2002
  • German Certified Public Accountant since 2003
  • Certified Valuation Analyst since 2013
  • Managing Partner in DORNBACH since 2009
  • Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, Saarbrücken
  • President of the Chamber of Public Accountants (Saarland)
  • Numerous publications on accounting and valuation topics
  • 20 years of experience in Business Valuation, Purchase Price Allocation, Valuation of Intangible Assets, Transaction Advisory, National and International Accounting
Dipl.-Kaufmann Marcel Meyer
Dipl.-Kaufmann Marcel Meyer
Certified Auditor
Certified Tax Advisor
Managing Partner
Telephone: +49 4035533637
Email: mmeyer@sw-germany.com
MANAGEMENT / AUDIT / CONSULTING

ACHIEVEMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Year-end audits
  • Group accounting
  • Company valuations
  • Special audits
Xun Zhang
Xun Zhang
Managing Director
Tax Advisor
Audit Manager
AUDIT / TAX


ACHIEVEMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in tax and law
  • Native Chinese speaker fluent in German
  • German Certified Tax Advisor since 2020
  • Working at Alpers Wessel Dornbach, Hamburg since 2020
  • Many years of experience in the fields of auditing and consulting (in particular, auditing of annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements in accordance with the German Commercial Code HGB and IFRS)
  • Specialized in auditing of real estate project companies, investment fund companies and shipping companies
Dr. Thomas Tesche
Dr. Thomas Tesche
Certified Valuation Analyst
Partner
Telephone: +49 6818919731
Email: ttesche@sw-germany.com
CONSULTING

ACHIEVEMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diplom-Kaufmann Degree from University of Saarbrücken in 2006
  • Several years engagement as research assistant/consultant at the Centrum for Accounting and Auditing (University of Saarland, Saarbrücken; Prof. Küting)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst since 2012
  • Partner in Dornbach since 2018
  • Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Saarland
  • Over 10 years of experience in Business Valuation, Purchase Price Allocation, Valuation of Intangible Assets, Transaction Advisory, National and International Accounting
  • Dissertation on Right of Use approach according to IFRS 16 Leases
  • Author of various publications (valuation and accounting)
Prof. Dr. René Schäfer
Prof. Dr. René Schäfer
Tax Advisor
Telephone: +49 6818919714
Email: rschaefer@sw-germany.com
TAX


ACHIEVEMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diplom-Kaufmann Degree from University of Saarbrücken and Diploma from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Lyon
  • 4 years of experience as a scientific assistant at the Chair for Business Management Studies, particularly Business Taxation from Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Kußmaul
  • Doctorate on the subject of “Taxation of a German-French company” in 2003
  • Tax Advisor since 2005
  • Member of the tax department of DORNBACH, Saarbrücken (branch), since 2005
  • Partner in DORNBACH since 2011
  • Honorary Professor in the subject of Business Administration at the Saarland University since 2015
  • Specialized in International Taxation issues regarding medium-sized and large family-owned companies
  • Specialized in (cross-border) reorganisation tax law
Yudan Liu
Yudan Liu
Director China Desk
Accounting Manager
IHK Certified Accountant
Telephone: +49 694269094011
Email: yliu@sw-germany.com
ACCOUNTING

Achievements and Qualifications

  • Diplom Degree in industrial engineering
  • IHK Certified Accountant since 2014
  • CINA® - (Certificate in International Accounting)
  • Certified Data Protection Officer TÜV Nord Stuttgart
  • Native Chinese speaker fluent in German and English
  • 10 years of experience in the corporate Controlling
  • Specialized in accounting and preparation of financial statements
Jieyun Ruan
Jieyun Ruan
Accountant
Telephone: +49 694269094015
Email: jruan@sw-germany.com
ACCOUNTING

Achievements and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Finance / Logistics and Operations Management
  • Native Chinese speaker fluent in German and English
  • Years of experience in financial accounting
Yueyuan Zhang
Yueyuan Zhang
Tax Apprentice (Azubi)
Telephone: +49 694269094013
Email: yzhang@sw-germany.com
ACCOUNTING

Achievements and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in German Language
  • Native Chinese speaker fluent in German
  • Tax apprentice at SW Germany since 2022
  • Experience in financial accounting and payroll accounting