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Transfer pricing
Arsene Taxand

Dedicated tax firm Arsene covers all tax work including transfer pricing. Three dedicated partners, Antoine Glaize, Vincent Desoubries and Benoit Bec lead a team of 12 professionals. The team is comprised of lawyers, economists and tax advisers.

The firm was the lead adviser to a multinational asset management company seeking advice for the design and implementation of a new transfer pricing policy. It cooperated with its Taxand network across the US, Italy and Germany in proposing and implementing a common transfer pricing system for the group, implemented VAT costs and more.

Baker McKenzie

Baker Mckenzie in France has more than 40 tax professionals working in France and has more than 950 tax practitioners globally. Caroline Silberztein, partner, leads the transfer pricing team. 

The firm has comprehensive experience in negotiating with the French competent authority. It has reached numerous APAs and MAPs for various clients, of which many are CAC 40 companies.

Dentons

International law firm Dentons provides full tax services including transfer pricing. The practice has three partners assisting in TP documentation and dispute resolution: Jessie Gaston, Sandra Hazan and Julien Le Guyader.

Hazan assisted international Japanese food company, KellyDely, with setting up its transfer pricing policy and advising on the group structure. The challenges included determining and evaluating intangible IP assets such as recipes, logo, branding and more.

EY

The EMEIA Tax Center at EY is organised as a supranational entity covering the entire Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region, with its Intercompany Effectiveness Platform, Solutions & Intelligence and operational transfer pricing practice serving clients’ needs across all jurisdictions.

Led by well-recognised, Oslo-based partner Sveinung Baumann-Larsen, the operational transfer pricing team brings together multi-disciplinary experience and resources focusing on IT, accounting, and tax from the entire region to bring to bear in its work. This work covers some of the leading global companies in their respective fields and includes those involved in retail and consumer products, energy and pharmaceuticals.

LPA-CGR

International, full-service law firm LPA-CGR provides full tax services including transfer pricing advisory. Jacques-Henry de Bourmont is the partner leading the TP practice with the support of counsel Mathieu Selva-Roudon. 

The firm advised Dehon Group regarding its global transfer pricing, which involved making sure the TP policies adhere to tax treaties, domestic and international tax laws. The work involved analysing policy strategy, preparing documentation and intercompany contracts.

Mayer Brown

Global law firm Mayer Brown specialises in international tax matters and is experienced in assisting clients with their transfer pricing policy. Benjamin Homo, partner, advises on transfer pricing. The team collaborates with its European TP centre in Brussels when conducting innovative stress tests, and to assess the soundness and risks of a client’s TP policy in relation to BEPS.

Taj

Grégoire de Vogüé, partner, leads Taj’s transfer pricing team which offers a full transfer pricing service. This includes documentation, dispute resolution, examination defence and MAPs, transfer pricing policy set-up and financial services. The team has six partners specialising in transfer pricing, who use their skills as economists, lawyers and consultants to provide complex solutions to client problems. 

The firm was involved in the committee-led discussions on requirements for transfer pricing documentation implemented in France, from which the team gained specific knowledge on what to include in transfer pricing documentation.

The company has developed digital tools to assist its clients to better determine transfer pricing exposure, facilitate managing its day-to-day operational transfer pricing and to build a reliable documentation pattern worldwide, providing the ability to guide and monitor transfer pricing from the centre.

The firm assisted a European group company in optimising its supply chain in Asia, which has a significant transfer pricing implication on IP revenues collected by its French and foreign companies within the group. The work involved defining legal flows for inter-group transactions and determining the suitable TP policy, defining clear operational TP rules, estimating impact of TP activities and more.