Centrum Auditing & Consulting have added an innovative software platform to its transfer pricing services that converts Excel-base Country-by-Country Reports into XML format that is consistent with the OECD XML Schema. To adapt to the OECD’s new three-tiered transfer pricing documentation, Centrum has developed its own value chain analysis that is included on the master file of Turkish multinationals. Burçin Gözlüklü is the managing partner of the tax team.
Gözlüklü leads the transfer pricing case for a holding company that needs assistance with preparing missing transfer pricing documentation consistent with the BEPS directive. Centrum’s tax advisors were able to implement an advance module that assesses the group’s compliance position with OECD-BEPS Action Plan.
Özgür Toros is the transfer pricing services leader for the Istanbul office of Deloitte. Prior to joining the Turkish transfer pricing practice, he worked as a transfer pricing specialist in the Dallas and Washington DC practices of the firm.
Esin Attorney Partnership is part of the global Baker McKenzie network of law firms. Erdal Ekinci is the head of tax and his practice area offers full tax advice to Turkish and multinational companies. This included due diligence aspects of M&A deals, restructuring, international taxation, tax planning and indirect tax matters. It is one of the few firms in Istanbul able to provide transfer pricing advice on complex matters because of the novelty of transfer pricing in Turkish tax legislation.
The firm represented a Turkish subsidiary of a multinational producer of cement in a litigation case with the Administrative Court. The case was regarding an investigation by the Capital Markets Board concerning disguised dividend distribution to associated parties. The team won a stay of execution for the client, and it was the first stay of execution won against the Capital Markets Board.
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.
The transfer pricing practice at KPMG in Turkey is led by partner and head of tax Abdulkadir Kahraman. Its services include dispute resolution, planning and restructuring, among others.
The transfer pricing team at PwC in Turkey is made up of eight practitioners, including three managers, three senior managers and one director. It is led by partner Özlem Güç Alioğlu. It was recently recognised as the ITR Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year 2018.