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Petra Zimmermann-Schwier is a managing partner of Pape & Co.. As an experienced consultant she is the direct contact person and the entrepreneurial confidante of her clients.
Her areas of specialization include economic and taxation advice for mid-sized companies, German subsidiaries of international groups and private equity. This covers corporate transactions such as acquisitions and sales and related services such as financial and tax due diligence and valuation services as well as issues of national and international accounting and tax consultation both on a national and international level. For cross-border projects she works closely with the consultants abroad of our network CPA Associates International. Further areas of specialization are assurance services and non for profit organizations.
Mrs. Zimmermann-Schwier studied Economics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Cologne, supplementing her studies with extended stays in the USA, France and Russia. She began her professional career in 1992 at the an international audit and tax consulting firm Arthur Andersen (since 2002 Ernst & Young). She joined Pape & Co. in 2003. She is a German Certified Public Accountant and Certified Tax Consultant as well as Specialized Consultant for International Tax Law. Since 2015 she is a member of the supervisory board of SOS Childrens’ Villages Herman-Gmeiner-Fonds Deutschland e.V.
Petra Zimmermann-Schwier is married and mother of three children. She lives near to the Alps and likes to go hiking with her family. She loves travelling, books, classical music and jazz, and plays the flute and the piano.