BorderCrossings with EY transfer pricing and tax professionals

Transfer pricing in transactions: the current state of play

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To help you stay informed and able to adapt to an increasingly uncertain and challenging global tax environment, EY is pleased to bring you this twenty-fifth installment of BorderCrossings – our monthly webcast series devoted to transfer pricing and related tax issues.

As reflected in EY’s 2013 Global Transfer Pricing Survey, tax authorities around the world continue to increase the scrutiny of transfer pricing. One of the main triggers for transfer pricing examination is a business restructuring. Nonetheless, businesses change to lower costs, improve supply chain efficiency and pursue new opportunities. Business restructuring is necessary to effect these changes, and restructurings are taking place despite the potential exposure to transfer pricing examination. Further, acquisitions and spin-offs trigger the same kinds of transfer pricing decisions.

This BorderCrossings webcast will focus on all aspects of transfer pricing in transactions, including:

  • Current global transfer pricing enforcement environment
  • Taxpayer perspectives on restructuring matters
  • New and frequently used approaches
  • Leading practices to consider

During this live, interactive webcast, you will have the opportunity to ask questions through the website and the panelists will answer as many of your questions as time permits.

This program will be of interest to vice presidents/directors of tax/international tax/transfer pricing/customs/global trade, directors of finance, CFOs, international tax managers and tax accountants looking for the latest practical information and guidance to support their global business initiatives. We hope you will be able to join us!


Save the date for the next BorderCrossings webcast:

1:00–2:15 p.m. EST New York/Toronto; 10:00–11:15 a.m. PST Los Angeles/Vancouver

  • Thursday, 21 November 2013



John Hobster

Ernst & Young LLP (UK), Head of Global Accounts, International Tax Services

John Hobster is the Head of Global Accounts for the EY organization’s Global Transfer Pricing and Tax Effective Supply Chain Management (TESCM) service line, based in the London office of Ernst & Young LLP (UK).

John has more than 17 years of experience providing strategic transfer pricing advisory services to major multinational companies, including transfer pricing design, business reorganization, documentation and controversy/dispute resolution. John was the first dedicated transfer pricing partner in the UK firm and grew the practice to a team of more than 35 people before assuming a succession of roles for the global organization.

John has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Durham (UK) and undertook his tax training with Inland Revenue (now HMRC) — the UK’s tax administration.

Scott Layne

Ernst & Young LLP (US), Transfer Pricing, International Tax Services

Scott Layne is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services practice, focusing on transfer pricing. He joined the firm in 2000 and is based in the New York office. Scott’s specific skills focus on international transfer pricing, supply chain structuring and international tax planning for multinationals.

Scott is responsible for the development and coordination of multidisciplined international engagements involving US federal, state and local tax, local country income and indirect taxes, global transfer pricing methodologies, business process improvement and supply chain restructuring.

Scott holds an MBA and BBA in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; he has been a contributor to various tax journals and is a frequent speaker on tax topics.


Steven Wrappe

Ernst & Young LLP (US), Transfer Pricing, International Tax Services

Steven Wrappe is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services National Transfer Pricing practice based in Washington, DC. He also provides services in the firm’s West Coast Transfer Pricing practice. He is the Americas Director of Advance Pricing Agreements for the Ernst & Young organization.

Steve has served as Chair of the Transfer Pricing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section. He serves on the Board of Advisors of New York University School of Law’s International Tax Program and BNA Tax Management (Transfer Pricing). Steve is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Florida School of Law and New York University School of Law. He recently published the third edition of his leading transfer pricing treatise and has written more than 100 articles on transfer pricing topics. Steve speaks with governments and taxpayers on transfer pricing and dispute resolution.