Register for the 10th Annual NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium, convening online July 21-23, 2020. 

This year's TPS is going digital! Registration is FREE for NABE members. 
 
Each year, the NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium gathers leading professionals from business, government, and consulting firms to discuss and debate the most relevant economics topics in the field of transfer pricing. The NABE TPS uniquely focuses on the economics of transfer pricing and the latest technical thinking in this area.

   
 Matt Andrew
OECD
     Stewart Brant
OECD

This year's program will feature an update on OECD Pillar One developments with Matt Andrew and Stewart Brant from the OECD.


The Symposium planning committee includes Karen Kirwan, CBE, of the Internal Revenue Service, Donna McComber, of Baker McKenzie Consulting LLC, Michael McDonald of EY, Perry Urken of Economics Partners, LLC, and Jill Weise, CBE, of Duff & Phelps.


Program


Tuesday, July 21      
11:00am-11:15am     Welcome / Introduction
       
11:15am-12:30pm     Panel 1: Transfer Pricing Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic
                                                                                 
Helena Aten
, EY  
Denise Guthrie, Carrier  
Kartikeya Singh, PwC 
Inigo Zapater, IRS  
       
      This session will explore the transfer pricing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related aftermath. Among the issues the panel expects to cover are: Considerations around the contractual relationships between related parties and the economic realizations of risks; allocation of operating losses and certain governmental assistance in response to COVID-19; potential lack of comparables in assessing / incorporating COVID-19 impact; how the transfer pricing position taken by companies given COVID-19 would impact characterization and future transfer pricing positions; and potential difficulty in applying current TP rules and guidelines due to COVID-19, for taxpayers, tax authorities, and practitioners.
       
       
12:30pm-1:15pm     Break
       
1:15pm - 2:30pm ET     Panel 2: Transfer Pricing Insurance: a new way of thinking about tax certainty?
     
Clark Armitage, Caplin Drysdale
David Haigh, Atlantic Group
Jesse Rosenthal, Discovery
Perry Urken, Economics Partners
       
Wednesday, July 22      
11:15am-12:30pm     Panel 3: Considerations Regarding Implicit Support from the OECD’s Guidance on Financial Transactions

   
Steve Labrum, Baker McKenzie 
Stefanie Perrella, Duff & Phelps
Amanda Pletz, NERA 
Loren Ponds, Miller Chevalier
       
      This panel will offer an overview and critical analysis of the OECD’s guidelines on intercompany financial transactions.  After providing an overview of the relevant case law and legal considerations the panel will engage in an interactive conversation covering economic considerations related to implicit support drawn from the guidance.
       
       
12:15pm-1:00pm     Break
       
1:00pm-2:15pm ET     Panel 4: TP Debate  (Economists vs Lawyers)
       
         Topic 1: Who Drives the Bus in TP Engagements?  Economists or Lawyers?
         Topic 2: The Future of TP: Will our Grandchildren’s' Grandchildren live in a world where transfer pricing is still administered through the ALP?

     
      Mark Bronson, Duff & Phelps
Thomas Linguanti, Morgan Lewis
Mike McDonald, EY
Elizabeth Stevens, Caplin Drysdale
       
      A team of lawyers will face off against a team of economists to debate two identified transfer pricing topics.  
       
Thursday, July 23      
11:00am-12:30pm ET     Panel 5: Update on OECD Pillar One Developments: Interview with Matt Andrew and Stewart Brant from the OECD

     
Matt Andrew, OECD  
Stewart Brant, OECD 
 
       


NOTE: The 2020 Transfer Pricing Symposium will be a live virtual event via the Zoom webinar platform. Playback recordings will not be available. 





In 2019, more than 250 Transfer Pricing professionals from nearly 60 firms and government agencies participated in the TPS.








Individuals who have earned the Certified Business Economist® (CBE) Certification are required to earn 30 continuing education credit hours every two years. The NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium qualifies for 6.75 continuing education credit hours. Please track your hours separately to be reported to NABE at the time of your renewal. CBEs are encouraged to track their credit hours on the CBE Continuing Education Form, which can be downloaded from www.NABE.com/CBE.  



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Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2020 Transfer Pricing Symposium? Download the sponsorship packet or contact Tom Beers, NABE Executive Director, at tbeers@nabe.com.

 

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