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Transfer pricing
BAHR

BAHR is a Norwegian firm that provides legal support for companies in a range of industries. The transfer pricing team is led by partner Joachim Bjerke. Bjerke has been with the firm for more than 17 years and specialises in international tax work, transfer pricing and structuring M&A transactions. 

The firm has been very active in transfer pricing over the last year. It has been involved in a transfer pricing dispute regarding the arm’s length principle of a loan/deposit between related parties. The team has also been advising oil companies on taxation issues and transfer pricing.

Deloitte

Hans-Martin Jørgensen heads the transfer pricing team at Deloitte. The firm has gained several new transfer pricing team members including new partner Marius Basteviken. It offers clients transfer pricing documentation and compliance, advisory assistance and transfer pricing controversy support.

The team has been working on a tax audit case over the last year. The case concerns a transfer pricing adjustment. It has also developed and assisted in implementing and documenting a new transfer pricing policy for one of Norway’s largest multinationals.

The firm hired partner Marius Basteviken and director Karin Remøe in 2017.

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 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.

KPMG

The full-service team KPMG provides tax and transfer pricing support to domestic and international clients. Per Daniel Nyberg and Svein Andersen lead the transfer pricing team. Both have a wealth of experience in corporate taxation and transfer pricing. 

Over the last year the firm has been involved in preparing transfer pricing documentation and determining appropriate transfer pricing methodologies for a global fibre telecom provider. The team has also assisted a blue-chip company in a complex tax and transfer pricing case that could impact transfer pricing between Norway and other African countries.

Last year the firm made a number of senior hires in the tax and transfer pricing department. Director Ole Angermo, director Harry Tunheim and senior manager Joachim Pande all moved from the EY tax team. Ole-Magnus Kristiansen joined the firm as a manager in the same year. Trond Thorvaldsen and Igner Dalberg joined the firm as senior managers and tax advisors earlier this year. Hanne Myrland joined as an associate in the same year and senior tax advisor Maria Fransson moved to the firm from KPMG Denmark. 

Senior manager Tore Nøtland left the firm last year and joined BDO. Senior manager Jørgen Myhre left the firm in the same year and joined Føyen Torkildsen. Director Jan Aarø also left the firm last year and joined PwC.

Thommessen

Thommessen’s tax department focuses strongly on tax and transfer pricing issues for large projects. Finn Backer-Grøndahl heads the tax and disputes department that provides transfer pricing support.

The firm has been supporting PRA Group Europe in a transfer pricing-related dispute and has supported other clients in a range of sectors.

Tax partner Espen Ommedal joined the firm earlier this year. The former EY tax advisor is a specialist in traditional and offshore shipping and oil services. Senior associate Marianne Overaa also joined the firm in 2018.