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 and operational transfer pricing practice serving clients’ needs across all jurisdictions.
Led by Oslo-based partner Sveinung Baumann-Larsen, it brings together multi-disciplinary experience and resources focused on IT, accounting, and tax from the entire region 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, to name but a few.
Pinhas Rubin is the firm chairman and Daniel Paserman heads the tax department. There are more than 180 attorneys working for the firm, allowing it to offer a full range of tax services to its extensive client base, ranging from small local companies to large multinational groups, in all industries. It has experience advising multinational groups in niche, complex cases that set precedent in the tax legal practice, and it has been representing clients in Israeli courts, including the Supreme Court of Israel, for more than 50 years.
Paserman is leading a team of three practitioners advising a multinational group on transfer pricing agreements between the client and its subsidiaries in Israel. The client operates in the semiconductor market. The firm is also representing it in tax appeals for multiple transactions.
Mier Linzen leads the transfer pricing department at Herzog Fox & Neeman. The team has been active in the transfer pricing advisory market for more than 15 years offering various clients – local, small and large-to-multinational groups – advice on all transfer pricing matters. This includes the newly adopted OECD BEPS guidelines and its implementation in Israel. The transfer pricing team has a 100% success rate for its transfer pricing studies for both Israeli and foreign tax authorities.
Yariv Ben-Dov advised a conglomerate group on transfer pricing compliance for factoring, calculation of the factoring criteria, interest and drafting the intercompany agreement. The factoring between the client’s subsidiaries was cross-border and needed to take into account both comparable data and the CUP method.
The firm has bolstered its transfer pricing team with the recruitment of three tax partners: Yariv Ben-Dov, Eyal Bar-Zvi and Anthony Leibler.
Yair Benjamini Law Offices is a boutique tax firm led by Yair Benjamini. Recent examples of its transfer pricing work have included acting for an international media group in relation to the negation of an overpayment to tax authorities based on the location profits were assigned.
The team at Yigal Arnon & Co works on a range of matters relating to Transfer pricing. Recently that has included work representing Microsoft in a matter against the Israeli authorities focused on the post-acquisition sale of intellectual property.