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Amanda Pletz

Associate Director

Contact

London
Tel: +44 20 7659 8528
Fax: +44 20 7659 8501

Geneva
Tel: +41 22 819 94 94
Fax: +41 22 819 19 90

Email: amanda.pletz@nera.com
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Education

Master's in economics, Honours in economics, Bachelor of Commerce in economics, University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Experience

Ms. Pletz is an Associate Director in NERA's Global Transfer Pricing Practice. She specializes in cross border related party transactional pricing and asset valuation issues, with a focus on the financial services sector and financing arrangements.  She has also been involved in a range of studies for various multinationals across a number of sectors.  In the financial services sector she has carried out transfer pricing studies in private banking, asset management, private equity (including venture capital funds), real estate, insurance, trading, retail banking and many others. She has assisted clients to realign the group’s transfer pricing policies with the new business models.

Ms. Pletz has also advised on intercompany capital structure issues, pricing of loans, guarantees, and structured convertible bond offerings, captive insurance arrangements and loan, company, and other asset valuations.  She has experience in the valuation of oil field exploration ventures.

Ms Pletz has provided expert opinion reports in relation to European and US 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, retrospective banking business valuations, intercompany financing arrangements, and trade analyses. She has been involved in dispute cases involving state aid and has provided economic analysis for international arbitration.

Prior to joining NERA, Ms Pletz provided health sector cost-benefit analysis, macroeconomic analysis and automotive segmentation modeling for a leading automotive producer, labor market supply and demand studies for local government bodies, and economic analysis relating to the real estate sector. Ms. Pletz lectured on economics and banking for the University of Pretoria and on Microeconomics for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the University of London. Ms Pletz regularly lectures on the topic of economics of intercompany financing transactions.

Ms. Pletz received a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor Honours degree, and a Master's degree in economics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Title Type Author
BEPS Action 10: Discussion Draft on the Transfer Pricing Aspects of Commodity Transac... Regulatory Filing By Amanda Pletz and Dr. Emmanuel Llinares
The Value of Intangibles in a Changing Global Financial Services Sector Presentation By Dr. Emmanuel Llinares and Amanda Pletz
Determining Taxable Income According to the Profit Split Method for Financial Service... Presentation By Dr. Stuart Harshbarger and Amanda Pletz
Comparability Adjustments in the Absence of Suitable Local Comparables in Emerging an... Published Article By Sébastien Gonnet, Dr. Vladimir Starkov, and Amanda Pletz with Madhura Maitra
Thin Capitalisation: An Issue That Should Not Be Looked At Thinly Published Article By Amanda Pletz, Dr. Emmanuel Llinares, and Robert Patton
Lasting Implications of Global Crisis: Firm Decisions and Transfer Pricing Published Article By Amanda Pletz with former NERA Senior Consultant Artur J. Bonifaciuk
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NERA Economic Consulting Promotes Nine Global Experts 03 February 2015 Press Release