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Master's and Bachelor of Commerce in economics (with Honors), University of Pretoria, South Africa
Ms. Pletz is a Senior Consultant in NERA's Global Transfer Pricing Practice based in London. She specializes in cross border issues with a focus on the financial services sector, company valuation, financial transaction valuation, and pricing. She has been involved in a range of transfer pricing studies for various financial institutions including private banking, trading, retail banking, asset management, private equity, real estate, insurance, and others.
She has also performed various pricing studies on intercompany capital structure issues, intercompany loans and guarantees, structured convertible bond offerings, and loan and company valuations. She also has experience in the valuation of oil field exploration ventures.
Ms. Pletz has performed large global financial services sector transfer pricing planning studies, the objectives of which were to realign the group's transfer pricing policies with the new business model. In addition, she has also provided numerous expert opinion reports in relation to European wide tax audits and has assisted clients with economic analysis for advance pricing agreements with local authorities.
In litigation, she has been involved in cases considering intercompany guarantees, notably with respect to the banking industry, retrospective banking business valuations, and trade analysis. Ms. Pletz also carried out economic analyses regarding the appropriateness of a project mark-up in the context of international arbitration.
Prior to joining NERA, her experience included health sector cost-benefit analysis, macroeconomic analysis and automotive segmentation modeling for a leading automotive producer, labor market supply and demand studies, and economic analysis relating to the real estate sector. In addition, Ms. Pletz was a lecturer in economics and banking for the Department of Economics, University of Pretoria as well as a seminar leader in Microeconomics for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the University of London.
Ms. Pletz received a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honors, and a Master's degree in economics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.