NERA Welcomes Transfer Pricing Expert Masatake Kuramoto

02 February 2023

NERA Economic Consulting is pleased to announce the arrival of Masatake (Masa) Kuramoto to our Global Transfer Pricing Practice in our New York City and Tokyo offices.

Mr. Kuramoto is highly accomplished in transfer pricing strategy, documentation, planning and implementation, disputes, and advance pricing agreements (APAs). He has over 25 years of experience working with Japanese multinational clients on engagements across a variety of industries in Japan and the US.

“We are very pleased that an expert of Masa’s caliber has joined NERA’s transfer pricing team,” said Dr. Emmanuel Llinares, Chair of NERA’s Transfer Pricing Practice. “His unique experience, and in particular his experience working with multinational companies in Japan, will be an asset to clients. With high demand for transfer pricing economic analysis around the globe, Masa will add to NERA’s long history of trusted advisement. He’s a wonderful addition to the practice.”

“I’m honored to join a team of experts of such high caliber at NERA. I look forward to working with my new NERA colleagues to extend our reach and support of Japanese multinationals in projects and matters related to transfer pricing,” said Mr. Kuramoto.

Mr. Kuramoto regularly participates in transfer pricing-related Japanese chambers of commerce organizations and Japanese business associations. He holds an MS in economics and a BA in political science from Michigan State University.  

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