To a thriving, multinational enterprise, a smart, fully integrated transfer pricing strategy is essential. To properly deal with intercompany revenue and expense allocations and to avoid costly audit disputes and penalties, these companies need an efficient and coherent multi-country transfer pricing policy that will set prices, document the methods used to establish them and, if necessary, defend prices on audit in multiple taxing jurisdictions.
Mayer Brown's transfer pricing lawyers are known for employing innovative techniques in all of these areas, as well as offering experience in negotiating advance pricing agreements and providing guidance on a worldwide basis. Our transfer pricing lawyers have broad experience in the representation of corporate taxpayers in audits, IRS Appeals and Competent Authority, as well as in the US federal courts. We also have extensive experience in the negotiation of Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with tax authorities around the globe. One of our partners founded the first APA program while he was at the IRS.
With offices in Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Paris and London, alliance partners in Barcelona and Madrid, as well as correspondents in most other European countries, Mayer Brown can provide on-the-ground experience with the varying compliance and documentation rules throughout Europe, as well as local experience with the tax administrations. In 2008, we launched our fully integrated European Transfer Pricing Centre, headquartered in Brussels, to coordinate transfer pricing strategies in the area. The breadth of practice experience, the ability to manage Pan-European projects and the concentrated EU focus of the Centre will ensure that each client's transfer pricing strategy is optimized on a multi-country level.
Mayer Brown's transfer pricing lawyers can also assist in developing a strategy for integrating your transfer pricing policy with the other aspects of your international tax planning.