Transfer Pricing Trends, Best Practices Subject of Post-OECD Conference

Bloomberg BNA and Baker & McKenzie Offer Comprehensive, Two-Day Conference for International Tax Practitioners in Washington, D.C., June 5-6, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With companies investing more than 35 trillion dollars in cross-border portfolios, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), multinational companies must constantly plan for the future and adjust to a changing tax law environment. The 3rd Bloomberg BNA and Baker & McKenzie North American Transfer Pricing Conference, to be held on June 5-6 in Washington, D.C., will provide a comprehensive industry update for business professionals looking to obtain the latest insights from government, corporate, and private practitioners.


The conference will feature a line-up of top U.S. government speakers, including Michael Danilack, Deputy Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service (IRS); Samuel Maruca, Transfer Pricing Director, Large Business and International (LB&I), IRS; Richard McAlonan, Director of the Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement (APMA) program, IRS; Michael McDonald, Economist, Office of Tax Analysis, Department of the Treasury; Bill Morgan, Senior Economist in Transfer Pricing Operations, LB&I, IRS; Donna McComber, Economist, APMA, IRS; and Christopher Bello, Chief, Branch 6, Associate Chief Counsel (International), IRS.

Additionally, the conference, which closely follows the OECD meeting in Washington, D.C., will present Joseph Andrus, head of the OECD's transfer pricing unit, who will share the organization's latest thinking on its intangibles discussion draft, drafts on safe harbors and timing issues, and the project on base erosion.

Other sessions include Hot Litigation Issues, Intangibles Today: Planning and Development in the Face of Significant Global Challenges; Reputational Risk; Economics of Transfer Pricing; APMA Developments; Competent Authority Issues; Challenges of Operating in the BRIC Countries; and Challenges of Operating in Latin America. Luncheon keynote addresses will be given by Samuel Maruca and Michael Danilack, IRS.

By attending the two-day conference, attendees will:

  • Learn potential consequences of new legislation on the horizon and how it may impact transfer pricing
  • Examine the latest developments at the OECD, including the recent OECD intangibles project and the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting paper
  • Discuss important transfer pricing developments in the emerging economies of the "BRIC" countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and in Latin America
  • Study the technical nuances of transfer pricing for management fees, guarantees, and intra-group financing
  • Identify lessons learned from cases involving cost sharing and other transfers of intangibles 
  • Examine hot topics in litigation

The Bloomberg BNA and Baker & McKenzie North American Transfer Pricing Conference will take place at The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. To register, follow this link or call (914) 328.5656 for further information on special rates.

About Bloomberg BNA 
Bloomberg BNA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Its network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance - the information that matters most to professionals. Bloomberg BNA's authoritative coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment.

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