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Business activities abroad in a changing transfer pricing landscape – hot transfer pricing topics

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Today’s turbulent transfer pricing environment creates many challenges for multinationals.

Rapid and often unexpected changes are driven not only by the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative, but also by developments at the European Union and local country levels. For our first webcast of 2016, the Global Tax Desk team will discuss the hot transfer pricing topics that may impact your international business activities, with a specific focus on Europe and India.

Our panel of senior transfer pricing professionals will share relevant up-to-date information and provide valuable insights on transfer pricing issues, with a particular emphasis on:

  • Trends in challenging routine structures – viewpoint from a foreign local country transfer pricing perspective
  • Marketing intangibles – an analysis from an Indian and foreign local country transfer pricing perspective
  • Exit taxation – current trends in Europe with a spotlight on Germany

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 all transfer pricing professionals, 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.



Jose Bustos

Ernst & Young LLP, Spain Tax Desk, International Tax Services

Jose (Jano) Bustos is a member of the EMEIA Global Tax Desk Network of Ernst & Young LLP in New York.

Prior to joining the EMEIA Global Tax Desk Network, Jano had over 16 years of International Tax and Transfer Pricing experience and had different outstanding posts at the Spanish Tax Administration, such as Senior Tax Inspector of the International Taxation Central Unit of the Spanish Tax Agency and Deputy Director General for International Fiscal Affairs, dealing with international taxation and transfer pricing audits, international advance price agreements and mutual agreement procedures and the negotiation of double tax treaties.

Jano has great experience working as a Spanish Delegate for international organizations such as the OECD (Committee on Fiscal Affairs in working groups on Double Taxation Agreements, Transfer Pricing and Cooperation and Tax Avoidance), European Union (Tax Commission and Counsel Meetings) and the United Nations (member of the Ad Hoc Group of Tax Experts).

Jano was designated in 2012 by the European Commission as independent expert for the EU Arbitration Convention. In addition, Jano is author of several books regarding international taxation and transfer pricing and has also led training courses on these matters.

Amit Gouri

Ernst & Young LLP, India Tax Desk, International Tax Services

Amit Gouri is a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP and is based in New York. Before his transfer to New York, Amit was a part of the Financial Services — Tax and Regulatory practice of the EY member firm in India. Amit has experience advising multinational companies on their transfer pricing issues. He has also assisted companies in managing their tax litigation matters and represented them before the India revenue authorities.

Amit has worked on advanced pricing agreements in India and has also assisted clients in obtaining favorable orders under the Indian Safe Harbor Rules. Amit has also advised clients on various corporate tax issues including inbound and outbound investment structuring, cash repatriation strategies, and merger and acquisition tax.

Amit has his MBA from the Indian School of Business specializing in Finance and Strategy. He is also a chartered accountant in India.

Maren Holtz

Ernst & Young LLP, EMEIA Transfer Pricing Desk, International Tax Services

Maren Holtz leads the EMEIA Transfer Pricing team of Ernst & Young LLP in New York. She has more than 12 years of experience assisting clients in different areas of transfer pricing, international taxation and accounting. She is certified by the Ministry of Finance of North-Rhine Westfalia as a German tax consultant and certified by the Ministry of Economics of North-Rhine Westfalia as a German chartered accountant.

Maren advises clients in all stages of the transfer pricing life cycle: developing planning ideas, preparation of documentation, tax audit defense and dispute resolution. She has focused on serving US-headquartered entities with German activities or vice versa for several years. She has an extensive record of various transfer pricing planning projects, e.g., supply chain restructurings, IP migration and related projects like applications for advance pricing agreements or binding rulings.

Maren holds a diploma degree of the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart, Germany, in Business Administration (LLM Taxation). She is a licensed German tax advisor (“Steuerberater”) and is admitted to the German bar.


Thomas Eckhardt

Ernst & Young LLP, German Tax Desk, International Tax Services

Thomas Eckhardt is a New York resident senior member of Ernst & Young LLP’s German Tax Desk in New York. He is responsible for German tax law subject matters, with a focus on German reorganization and international tax law issues.

Prior to joining EY in 1997, Thomas had worked as an international tax advisor in the US since 1994. He was admitted as an Ernst & Young GmbH (Germany) partner in 2001. In his work, he practices in the area of US/German cross-border transactions. He has advised US groups and private equity investors on numerous large German reorganization projects as well as US strategic and financial buyers or sellers on major acquisitions and dispositions of German companies and real estate assets. Projects included leveraged buy-out transactions, distressed debt and bankruptcy workouts. In addition, he advised German companies on German tax structuring aspects of major US investments.

Thomas received his legal degrees from the University of Frankfurt (German JD) and New York University (LLM Taxation). He is a licensed German tax advisor (“Steuerberater”) and is admitted to the German bar.