Prof. Dr. Habil. Günther Strunk

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Prof. Dr. habil. Günther Strunk is the director of the Hamburg Insitute of Family Owned Business (HIF) since February 2011.

Prof. Dr. Strunk studied Business Administration in Bochum and Berlin (Dipl.-Kfm.). At the same time he completed an apprenticeship “Kaufmann der Grundstücks- und Wohnungswirtschaft” and a trainee programme at the Veba corporation (today E.ON). Posts in the UK and South Korea as well as the completion of a Phd in the field of international business taxation and the habilitation followed. From 1999 to 2005 Prof. Dr. Strunk worked as a university professor at the Illmenau University of Technology, Thüringen. Between September 2005 and July 2011 he worked at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences and has been a managing director and tax advisor at the Strunk Kolaschnik Partnership from 2005 to 2015. Since June 2014 Prof. Dr. Strunk is a visiting Professor at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg for Management and regional Entrepreneurship. Sine 2015 he is a Partner and tax advisor at BWLS Bieg Wilke Lohse Stoffersen.


Prof. Dr. Strunk is the author of a large number of publications about national and international tax law and also the leading editor of a commentary about double tax agreement law as well as a regular speaker at national and international seminars.