Peter Schmittmann is the Chief Operating Officer of White & Case in Germany who oversees the operations of all the Firm's offices in that country. He is responsible for managing and directing the support functions of the Firm in Germany, including finance, marketing, human resources, professional development, information services, office management and procurement. He works closely with the German management on defining and implementing the Firm's strategy.
Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Schmittmann worked for AXA REIM in different functions and roles (including accounting and fund financial management). During that time, he gained in-depth experience in strategic and operational management in the service industry. Being part of the change process from a local to a global and functional organization, he developed the relevant operational skills and emotional intelligence necessary to keep the balance between the different demands. Having worked as a professional tax advisor for more than 10 years in different legal and audit firms and for five years on the client side in complex transactions, he is strongly familiar with legal and professional services concepts. By designing and introducing new products within an existing organization, Mr. Schmittmann has demonstrated high sensitivity to organizational culture in order to influence and motivate when partnering with the involved stakeholders and departments.
He has published a number of articles and has been an occasional speaker on tax matters at various seminars.