Claus leads the HLB amavat® Initiative providing VAT Compliance Services for e-commerce businesses in the EU and is Member of the Leadership Team HLB Poland and Managing Partner of HLB member firm getsix Group.
After studying business administration, he worked for many years for a German construction group operating worldwide. After working successfully as an expatriate in many countries, most recently as managing director in Poland, Claus decided to found his advisory firm in 2007 so that he became one of the partners at getsix®. Now getsix® is one of the leading accounting firms in Poland.
Claus knows from his own experience the challenges which are faced to the management of international companies in order to successfully complete projects in new and sometimes difficult markets. His international work experience has helped many getsix® clients to successfully complete their market entry in Poland. As Managing Partner of getsix®, Claus also acts as a contact for Polish companies intending to expand abroad especially to Germany.
At the beginning of 2017 Claus launched the HLB amavat® initiative with the aim to support online sellers in their obligations regarding their VAT Compliance in Europe. amavat® now serves successfully several hundred online sellers and e-commerce businesses and provides clear proof that the HLB network provides clients with professional cross-border services.
In Poland Claus is as well member of the Leadership Team of HLB Poland.