Amanda Pletz has 20 years of experience applying economic analyses to transfer pricing, international tax, and other issues involving litigation, regulation, pricing, and valuation.
In the financial services sector, Ms Pletz has directed numerous projects involving transfer pricing, economic risk modelling and valuation across a broad range of industries including but not limited to private banking and asset management, fintech, private equity, real estate, insurance, trading, and broader banking sectors.
In the area of financing, Ms Pletz is a trusted advisor on capital structure issues, cash pooling, pricing of loans, hybrid instruments, guarantees, captive insurance arrangements, leasing and loans, and other asset valuations.
Ms. Pletz has authored expert opinion reports in relation to tax audits globally and has assisted clients with negotiating advanced pricing agreement (APAs) terms with local tax authorities across Europe. In litigation, international arbitration, and disputes, she has been retained in cases involving intercompany guarantees, retrospective banking business valuations and other business valuations, financing arrangements, and trade analyses. She also has experience in disputes and advisory cases involving state aid for tax and non-tax related issues.
Ms Pletz has been recognised in Corporate Tax as a Global Elite Thought Leader by Who's Who Legal (WWL) for several years and is ranked in Who's Who Legal Corporate Tax–Experts and Who's Who Legal Experts–Financial Advisory and Valuation–Corporate Tax Experts directories. She is regularly invited to speak on the topic of economics of intercompany financing transactions and transfer pricing issues in the financial services sector.
Prior to joining NERA, Ms Pletz experience includes health sector cost-benefit analysis, segmentation modeling for a leading automotive producer, labour 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 at the University of Pretoria and on Microeconomics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Ms Pletz is also a frequent guest speaker at the University of Lausanne and has lectured as part of the University's executive programme in Transfer Pricing on the topic of the economics of intercompany financing transactions.