EY International Tax Webcast

International tax talk quarterly series with the EY Global Tax Desk Network

Dissecting disputes over the OECD arm's-length principle

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While most countries apply the OECD arm’s-length principle to their transfer pricing, subtle distinctions often emerge over interpretation and enforcement of transfer pricing matters.

These differences in the treatment of the OECD arm’s-length principle can lead to financially significant, complex and time consuming multi-jurisdictional disputes between national tax administrators and business.

In this quarterly “International tax talk” webcast we focus exclusively on the myriad issues that confront businesses facing such a scenario. We will provide examples of common areas of dispute and differing interpretations. And, we will discuss the alternate approaches available to tax administrators and businesses alike to resolve such disputes.

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 likely be of interest to vice presidents/directors of tax/international tax, directors of finance, CFOs, international tax managers and tax accountants looking for the latest practical information and planning ideas to support their global business initiatives. We hope you will be able to join us.


Monique van Herksen

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

Monique van Herksen is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services — Transfer Pricing practice in Washington, DC. Monique is EY’s Global Head of Transfer Pricing Controversy and EMEIA Head of Tax Controversy, specializing in cross-border dispute resolution including Mutual Agreement Procedures and Arbitration. Her practice focuses on international tax controversies, compliance, policy and planning, including transfer pricing, tax treaty, tax policy and other matters.

Monique regularly teaches to government officials including through the EU Fiscalis Programme that serves to provide internal training to the tax authorities of EU Member States. She has also taught transfer pricing at several leading universities for over 12 years.

Monique received her JD from the University of Amsterdam Law School. In addition, she received an LLM in International Trade and Banking from American University and an LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University. Monique is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar (The Netherlands) and the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia (US).

Charles Menard

Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats, France Controversy Leader


Arjo van Eijsden

Ernst & Young Belastingadviseurs LLP, Netherlands Controversy Leader



Michael Anderson

Ernst & Young LLP (US), Australian Tax Desk, International Tax Services

Michael Anderson is an international director with Ernst & Young LLP in New York, where he leads the firm’s Australian Tax Desk.

Michael’s practice area is corporate and international taxation. During his career, he has developed a deep knowledge of the Australian income tax issues facing large domestic and foreign corporate groups, structuring and executing complex cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions (including due diligence assignments), and the direct tax aspects of infrastructure and public private partnership transactions.

Michael has a BA (honors) from Australian National University and a Master of Commerce (Accounting) from University of New South Wales. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.