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Practical Transfer Pricing Defence Strategies | 25 May 2022

Please join us on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, at 10 am (Singapore time) for a live webinar on “Practical Transfer Pricing (“TP”) Defence Strategies”.

The speakers for the event will be Adnan Begic (Transfer Pricing and International Tax Specialist – previously Head of Transfer Pricing at Michelin) and Christine Schwarzl (Regional Transfer Pricing Director at DFDL). Jack Sheehan (Partner and Head of Regional Tax Practice at DFDL) will moderate the discussion.

With continued international tax reforms driven by the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting framework and the increased transparency of multinational enterprise (“MNE”) activities through global reporting mechanisms, competent authorities have the tools to increase scrutiny and audits on taxpayer transactions and pricing.

How can taxpayers manage transfer pricing audit risks across their company and establish effective TP defence strategies within this increasingly complex landscape, often within limited operational TP budgets in this setting?

Our speakers will share their experience, provide an overview of the options for managing tax audits and tax dispute risks in Asia, and share practical insights into the key considerations for planning and developing a robust transfer pricing defence strategy.

Join this live webinar to find out about:

  • What transfer pricing defence strategy options are available in Asia
  • Why and when to develop a defence strategy or response
  • Which Asian jurisdictions support the Mutual Agreement Procedure (“MAP“) and Advanced Pricing Agreements (“APAs“)
  • How to deal with Competent Authorities
  • How to develop a practical defence strategy (MAP and APA example)
  • Tips on executing a TP defence strategy

About the Speakers

Adnan Begic

Transfer Pricing and International Tax Specialist – previously Head of Transfer Pricing at Michelin

Adnan is a Transfer Pricing Specialist with 15+ years of experience in transfer pricing and international tax and has previously worked in Big 4 firms in New Zealand and Singapore. In addition, Adnan has extensive in-house experience with large European MNCs, where he led the APAC regional TP practice.

Adnan is an independent TP advisor and is currently advising large European, US, and Asian MNCs on all aspects of TP including TP compliance, TP planning, implementation of TP policies, managing audits & dispute resolutions, APAs, and operational TP across the Asia Pacific. 

Christine Schwarzl

Regional Transfer Pricing Director

Christine is a Transfer Pricing Director, based in our Singapore office. Her areas of practice covers transfer pricing and international tax specialising in TP/international tax planning, TP advisory (incl. TP technical issue resolution), TP policy development, TP documentation and disputes in Asia.

Christine brings her extensive experience, of over thirty years in business, experience in both ‘big four’ firms and since, working with companies across a wide range of industries including professional services, software-as-a-service, consumer goods, electronics, chemicals and industrial manufacturing throughout the region.

Jack Sheehan

Jack Sheehan

Partner & Head of the Regional Tax Practice

Jack is a Partner and the Head of the Regional Tax Practice. He specializes in providing advice on the tax structuring of investments, corporate and international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing and supply chain structuring, and tax controversy matters in Asia.

Jack is listed as a leading tax adviser for 2022 by the Legal 500 and is a Highly Regarded Tax Adviser by the World Tax Guide 2022.

Jack is regularly a speaker and writer on tax matters in Asia and has delivered lectures at several leading Universities, including Queen Mary’s University London, Chulalongkorn University Thailand, Law Dundee University Scotland, and leading tax bodies such as the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), and leading business associations across Asia.