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The year ahead in transfer pricing

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“What transfer pricing issues will dominate 2014?”

We posed that question to approximately 2,000 EY transfer pricing professionals around the world. During our upcoming BorderCrossings webcast, three of EY’s most experienced transfer pricing professionals will share those predictions and insights. Join us to learn more about how transfer pricing trends, issues and events worldwide could affect your global compliance, controversy and planning in the months ahead. Among topics to be covered:

  • Transfer-pricing aspects of the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS project, including a discussion of the 2014 timeline, expected discussion drafts, and possible OECD approaches)
  • Efforts by the BRICS and other developing countries to shape global transfer pricing compliance strategies
  • Trends in transfer pricing enforcement in the United States, Canada, the European Union, and other OECD countries
  • An update on the merged US Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement (APMA) program, including a discussion of the key proposed changes to the US mutual agreement process and the APA process reflected in Notice 2013-78 and Notice 2013-79, respectively

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. EDT New York/Toronto; 10:00–11:15 a.m. PDT Los Angeles/Vancouver

  • Wednesday, 26 March 2014



John Hobster

Ernst & Young LLP (UK), Transfer Pricing

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 20 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.

Paul Mulvihill

Ernst & Young LLP (Canada), Transfer Pricing

Paul Mulvihill is a member of the Transfer Pricing practice of Ernst & Young LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership. He is based in Ottawa and has more than 15 years of experience in transfer pricing. Paul practices primarily in the area of transfer pricing controversy, dispute resolution and risk management. He is a member of the Ernst & Young organization’s Global Transfer Pricing Controversy Network.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Paul was the advisor on Tax Dispute Resolution at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Center for Tax Policy and Administration in Paris, where he worked on various transfer pricing and tax treaty policy issues.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Alberta and the University of Windsor. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance.


Craig Sharon

Ernst & Young LLP (US), Transfer Pricing

Craig Sharon is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Transfer Pricing practice. He is based in Washington, DC, but spends considerable time on the west coast.

Craig practices in all aspects of transfer pricing planning, compliance, and controversy and has particularly deep experience with advance pricing agreements (APAs) and competent authority proceedings. Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP in May 2013, Craig served as the IRS APA director from 2008-11. As APA director, Craig was a member of the senior executive team within the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) (ACCI), and in his last year with the IRS, Craig was intimately involved in the development of the restructuring plan that led to the creation of the IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) Division and the merged Advance Pricing Agreement and Mutual Assistance (APMA) Program.

Craig received his BA in Economics from the University of Idaho and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He was an adjunct transfer pricing professor in the graduate tax program at Georgetown law from 2006 to 2012. Craig is also a frequent writer and speaker on transfer pricing and related international tax issues.