Demystifying the Current Landscape of Transfer Pricing: Best Practices Explored
Recording Available: Friday, January 29, 2021
The global transfer pricing landscape has been in flux over the past years. Key factors driving change include intensified enforcement by tax authorities, changes to international tax rules, new case law, the impact of digitalization in the economy, and the COVID-19 crisis.
With all these complexities and challenges, it is imperative for multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their counsel to be acquainted with the legal updates and governing compliance principles in this area of law to ensure sound compliance and abate potential exposure to legal risks.
In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the current transfer pricing landscape. Speakers will also offer best practices considering the recent trends, developments, and legal challenges.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Transfer Pricing: Legal Overview
- Recent Regulatory Trends and Developments
- Transfer Pricing and COVID-19 Implications
- Risks, Challenges, and Pitfalls
- Best Compliance Practices
- What Lies Ahead
Charles River Associates
Charles River Associates
2021 Transfer Pricing Priorities and Risk Assessment
- Current issues and observations in benchmarking
- OECD and tax authority guidance on pandemic impact
- Issues with intercompany contracts
- Prioritization of tax department resources for 2021 and beyond
The Brattle Group
The Brattle Group
- An update on domestic and international digital advertising and services taxes
- A discussion of the OECD BEPS digitalization initiative
- A discussion of the interaction between the proposed or implemented digital taxes and the OECD BEPS digitalization initiatives
- Comments on the key questions these initiatives need to address going forward
Who Should Attend:
- Transfer Pricing Lawyers
- Tax Lawyers
- Transfer Pricing Managers
- Chief Finance Officers
- Finance Executives
- Financial Reporting Officers
- Tax Managers and Directors
Robin Hart is a Principal within CRA’s Transfer Pricing practice based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Robin is a highly regarded transfer pricing and tax economist with 18 years of experience serving clients in the life sciences, technology, and consumer products sectors. He has assisted taxpayers with their strategic objectives relating to the transfers and licensing of intangible property, alignment of supply chains, the establishment of high-value and shared service centers, and intercompany financing. Focused primarily on innovative Bay Area companies, Robin has executed on cross-border and domestic transactions involving cost-sharing and IP planning, post-acquisition integration, global BEPS alignment, the launch of new digital business models, and business restructurings. Prior to joining CRA, Robin was a Managing Director with Deloitte Tax in San Francisco.
Robin Hart is a Principal within CRA’s Transfer Pricing practice based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Robin is a …
Anna Soubbotina is a Principal within the Transfer Pricing Practice, based in New York. Ms. Soubbotina has guided companies through the life cycle of their controlled transactions: from international expansion to business and regulatory change, through to effective controversy resolution. She has advised Fortune 100 companies on transactions involving intangible, tangible and financial assets, as well as services, effectively balancing local regulatory requirements across over 200 jurisdictions. These companies typically face additional scrutiny and are most actively engaged with tax global authorities. In her current role, Ms. Soubbotina leverages her experience working with Fortune 100 companies to guide clients through business change and disruption, such as an IPO, global supply chain expansion/contraction, market shocks, profitability and cost changes. Companies going through business transformation need to consider the cross functional implications of their transactions. Ms. Soubbotina’s advisory approach allows flexibility to customize every project and team to bridge the gap between regulatory constraints and business needs.
Anna Soubbotina is a Principal within the Transfer Pricing Practice, based in New York. Ms. Soubbotina has guided companies through …
Dr. Margaret McKeehan is an associate at The Brattle Group with concentrated experience working on tax controversy litigation involving economic substance analysis, transfer pricing, valuation, and debt/equity classification. Dr. McKeehan has experience working with the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Justice, and taxpayers in a wide variety of industries including information technology, healthcare, energy, and insurance sectors. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Rice University in 2017, where she focused her academic research on both theoretical and empirical issues in capital and personal income taxation. She has published her research in the Public Finance Review, International Tax and Public Finance, and the Review of Economics of the Household.
Dr. Margaret McKeehan is an associate at The Brattle Group with concentrated experience working on tax controversy litigation involving economic …
Mr. Cohen has extensive experience in finance matters that include landmark decisions on economic substance, structured finance and transfer pricing, including Long-Term Capital Management, GlaxoSmithKline, Eaton, Altria, BB&T, Fifth Third, Pritired, Buyuk, ITS, and Bank of New York. He has also been involved in several high-profile public health investigations for the federal government involving housing conditions, lead violations, and EPA emissions requirements.
He specializes in valuation, damages and financial analysis across a wide range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with two decades of experience in both standard valuation of corporations and assets, and complex valuation of subsidiaries and financial instruments. He has provided testimony in U.S. District Court and the Court of Federal Claims and has been retained by taxpayers and corporations to provide testimony on valuation, economic substance, and damages.
Mr. Cohen has extensive experience in finance matters that include landmark decisions on economic substance, structured finance and transfer pricing, …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of transfer pricing
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
1.5 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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About Charles River Associates
Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategy expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world.
With proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, CRA consultants have provided astute guidance to clients in thousands of successful engagements. We offer litigation and regulatory support, business strategy and planning, market and demand forecasting, policy analysis, and risk management consulting.
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About The Brattle Group
The Brattle Group answers complex economic, regulatory, and financial questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We have been retained by dozens of Fortune 500 companies and governments as consulting and testifying experts in litigations related to energy, finance, and litigation and regulatory support – including tax and transfer pricing disputes.