Transfer Pricing

Strategy Design

Strategy Design

Transfer pricing strategy and planning issues often arise when MNCs undertake new initiatives in mergers and acquisitions, performance benchmarking, business restructuring, and incentive management policies. NERA's strategy work focuses on developing sound transfer pricing solutions based on economic principles that satisfy management objectives and regulatory requirements. Leveraging our expertise in economics, NERA’s transfer pricing experts employ unique supply chain management, tax valuation, and value chain alignment models to provide our clients with transfer pricing strategies that consistently exceed expectations.

Supply Chain Management

Efficient supply chain management cannot be sustained without taking intercompany pricing into account. Transfer pricing has a strategic role in managing and controlling the allocation of profits among entities inside a multinational enterprise. Transfer pricing is essential for the successful management of a MNC's effective tax rate, and for its risk management. NERA is experienced in developing sustainable transfer pricing solutions to support our clients’ supply chain optimization initiatives and incorporating the desired tax planning strategies.

Transfer Pricing Due Diligence

NERA’s global regulatory work focuses on helping clients analyze and document their cross-border intercompany transactions in accordance with the tax regulations in the countries in which they operate. Our transfer pricing experts benchmark clients’ businesses against industry comparables in order to assess the risks they face. NERA’s access to financial databases and our knowledge of the transfer pricing compliance environment enable us to determine whether the transfer prices, commissions, royalties, or interest rates in a given transaction are in line with the arm’s length standard and country-specific requirements.

Transaction and M&A Support

Transfer pricing plays an important role in strategic business decisions related to internal restructuring processes and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). NERA’s transfer pricing experts have developed considerable experience in assisting clients with various aspects of restructuring and M&A activities, from support during the due diligence process to the management of post-merger integration issues. Our advisory work in this area includes:

  • Assessing clients' transfer pricing risks during the due diligence processes (buy-side);
  • Valuation of intangible property to determine an arm’s length taxable basis in the country of its ownership (sell-side);
  • Valuation of intangible property in the context of business combinations (IFRS 3);
  • Development of a "blueprint" for new or revised global transfer pricing policies in the context of post-merger integration; and
  • Valuation of intangibles or owner's equity, and design of transfer pricing policies in the context of business restructuring.
Name Title Location Phone Email
Dr. Harlow Higinbotham Managing Director Chicago +1 312 573 2803
+86 21 6103 5544
+86 10 6533 4395
harlow.higinbotham@nera.com
Dr. Emmanuel Llinares Managing Director
Head of Global Transfer Pricing
Paris
Geneva
London
+33 1 70 75 01 93
+41 22 819 94 94
+44 20 7659 8650
emmanuel.llinares@nera.com
Sébastien Gonnet Director Paris
Geneva
+ 33 1 45 02 30 00
+41 22 819 94 94
sebastien.gonnet@nera.com
Dr. Stuart L. Harshbarger Director White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4185 stuart.harshbarger@nera.com
Nihan Mert-Beydilli Associate Director Los Angeles +1 213 346 3035 nihan.mert.beydilli@nera.com
Dr. Vladimir Starkov Associate Director Chicago +1 312 573 2806 vladimir.starkov@nera.com
Tom Braukmann Principal Frankfurt +49 69 710 447 511 tom.braukmann@nera.com
Guillaume Madelpuech Principal Paris +33 1 70 75 01 58 guillaume.madelpuech@nera.com
Pim Fris Affiliated Consultant Brussels
Paris
+32 2 282 4355
+33 1 70 75 01 91
pim.fris.affiliate@nera.com
Dr. Alexander Voegele Affiliated Consultant Frankfurt +49 69 710 447 501 alexander.voegele.affiliate@nera.com
Title Type Author
Comments on OECD Discussion Draft on the Revised Guidance on Profit Splits Regulatory Filing Emmanuel Llinares, Harlow Higinbotham, Nihan Mert-Beydilli, and Vladimir Starkov
Apple and the CCCTB: Can the European Commission Have Both? Published Article By Dr. Emmanuel Llinares and Guillaume Madelpuech
Economic Analysis for Developing Countries—Comments on the IMF, OECD, UN, and World B... Regulatory Filing By Dr. Vladimir Starkov, Sébastien Gonnet, and Guillaume Madelpuech
Field Tax Audits in Germany Published Article By Dr. Alexander Voegele and Philip de Homont
The take on comparables: A French perspective Published Article By Guillaume Madelpuech
Comments on the OECD Public Discussion Draft on the Attribution of Profits to Permane... Regulatory Filing By. Pim Fris and Guillaume Madelpuech
Separating intangible value by surveys Published Article By Philip de Homont and Alexander Voegele
Risks Redefined in Transfer Pricing Post-BEPS Book By Sébastien Gonnet
Discussion of the Amendments to Chapter IX of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines on... Memo By Pim Fris and Guillaume Madelpuech
Practical treatment of transfer pricing adjustments Published Article By Philip de Homont and Alexander Voegele