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Corporate tax professionals are beginning to reckon with the challenges and opportunities that the pandemic economy presents. NERA Director Dr. Vladimir Starkov, Caplin & Drysdale Member Elizabeth J. Stevens, and former NERA Associate Director Nihan Mert-Beydilli,  discuss important considerations for tax and transfer pricing professionals in their webinar “Keeping Your International Tax Structure Healthy During a Pandemic.”

This complimentary CLE webinar covers topics such as:

  • How COVID-19-related challenges like supply chain disruptions, stranded workers, and losses will impact corporate taxpayers;
  • Evaluating the NOL carryback election;
  • How to decide whether and which transfer pricing adjustments are warranted; and
  • How to allocate risks and losses.

CLE credit in California and New York is pending approval.



Elizabeth Stevens is a Member at Caplin & Drysdale, where her practice centers on transfer pricing and international tax planning and advocacy for corporate clients. In addition to advising on transfer pricing planning, documentation, and compliance, Ms. Stevens regularly represents companies in the negotiation of Advance Pricing Agreements and in Mutual Agreement Procedure cases. In the broader international tax context, Ms. Stevens assists clients in the structuring of U.S. inbound and outbound investment and business activities and cross-border transactions. She also frequently advises on income tax treaty issues.

Dr. Vladimir Starkov, Director in NERA's Transfer Pricing Practice, is an economist and a testifying expert specializing in transfer pricing and asset valuation. He has provided consulting services for multinational companies, closely held businesses, tax authorities, attorneys, and other clients. His experience encompasses a variety of industries, including agroscience, automotive, banking, biotechnology, high technology, consumer electronics, manufacturing of consumer and industrial products, electric utilities, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, retail, and others.

Nihan Mert-Beydilli is a former Associate Director in NERA's Transfer Pricing Practice focusing on developing and defending effective arm's length transfer pricing strategies for multinational companies. She specializes in designing and analyzing intercompany transfer pricing policies and valuation of intangible and intellectual property. Her areas of expertise include designing pricing methodologies through the use of value chain analysis, determining appropriate intercompany prices for tangible and intangible transactions as well as intercompany services, assisting clients with negotiating and implementing Advance Pricing Agreements with tax authorities, and supporting clients in tax controversy situations.

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