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. International Tax Review has ranked several of Mayer Brown's partners among the leading transfer pricing advisors in the US.
With offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Mayer Brown can provide on-the-ground experience with the varying compliance and documentation rules worldwide, as well as local experience with 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.
Our team shares timely analysis of the latest developments in the world of transfer pricing on our "Best Methods" blog. Our blog focuses on new guidance, legislative and regulatory changes, and cases from the United States, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and tax jurisdictions around the globe.