Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has appointed Imran Khan to bolster the firm’s UK transfer pricing practice.
Jenny Austin has been named chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Transfer Pricing Committee.
According to ABA, the Committee aims to establish itself as the “most important forum for global transfer pricing issues.” It will provide advice to members as well as US and foreign government agencies that administer transfer pricing rules.
Austin concentrates her practice on federal tax controversy and litigation, working across all industries, including medical device, pharmaceutical, health care, retail, and technology companies. Her tax controversy experience spans a diverse array of subject matter areas: transfer pricing, cross-border acquisition issues, debt-equity issues, settlement agreements, withholding, privileges, summons enforcement, and penalties. She also has experience with transfer pricing issues at the state level.
Baker McKenzie Luxembourg has promoted Miguel Pinto de Almeida and Nicolas Jeangeorges in the firm’s Tax and Transfer Pricing Practice Group.
Alvarez & Marsal Tax LLP has appointed transfer pricing expert Rasmus Steiness as a Senior Director.
Steiness will work with Managing Director Richard Syratt in London to help international clients solve increasingly complex transfer pricing issues.
Steiness brings more than 16 years of experience supporting banking, capital market, and fintech clients. He specializes in the alignment of tax and operating models, IP, and financial transactions.
Des Hanna has joined leading tax firm Andersen as a director in the firm’s international tax group.
Global law firm Greenberg Traurig has added a tax team in its Mexico office.
Todd Chelius has joined the tax practice of global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.
Ara Stepanyan has joined the transfer pricing and tax controversy team of The Brattle Group, a US-headquartered consulting firm.
US accounting and advisory firm Weaver has hired Josh Finfrock as director of the firm’s transfer pricing and international tax team.
The Swiss Federal Council has appointed Tamara Pfammatter as the new Director of the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) with effect from April 1, 2023.
Pfammatter, who will succeed Adrian Hug, is currently an ambassador and a member of management at the State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF). As the Head of the Tax Division, she is responsible for Switzerland’s international tax dossiers and for the multilateral negotiations in the OECD’s project on taxing the global economy.
For over a year prior to her current post, she was deputy divisional head in the Tax Division and divisional head in the Corporate Taxation Policy Division at SIF. From 2009 to 2020, she worked as a project leader in the Tax Policy Division of the FTA.
The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) is pleased to announce Martín Guzmán as a new Commissioner.
Martín Guzmán served as Argentina’s Minister of Economy between December 2019 and July 2022.
Guzmán advocated for the interests of emerging and developing countries during the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework negotiations to reform the international tax system that led to the global agreement in October 2021.
Law firm White & Case LLP has roped in Carlos Martinez as a partner in the firm’s Global Tax Practice.
Martinez will be based out of Mexico. Martinez joins White & Case from Creel Abogados, S.C.
Martinez has extensive experience providing tax advice to domestic and multinational companies on corporate transactions. He also provides advice on international taxation, transfer pricing and tax litigation.
White & Case partner Sang I. Ji, Global Head of the Tax Practice, said: “Carlos brings a wealth of experience acting as tax counsel on complex, cross-border deals. Further strengthening our tax capabilities in Mexico through Carlos’s arrival will support the continued growth and development of our corporate practice in this key market.”
The OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs has designated Fabrizia Lapecorella as the next Chair of the Committee beginning January 2022.
Lapecorella has served as Italy’s Director General of Finance since June 2008. As Director General of Finance, she is responsible for tax policy, domestic European and international, the governance of the Tax Agencies, the coordination of the IT infrastructure serving the whole Tax Administration, and the administrative services for the Tax Judicial system.
Tax firm Andersen has hired Brian Untermeyer as a Managing Director in the firm’s Dallas office.
Untermeyer will join the firm’s international tax practice while serving in a key national role within the US National Tax practice. Untermeyer comes to the firm with more than 30 years of experience in advising inbound and outbound multinational public and private companies on US domestic and international tax issues across multiple industries.
Richard Minor has joined the US Council for International Business (USCIB) as its International Tax Counsel.
Leading Swiss law firm Bär & Karrer has hired Raoul Stocker as a tax partner.
Daniel Hochstrasser, senior partner, commented: “He will support our tax team in corporate tax law, dispute resolution in national and international tax law, as well as transfer pricing. His legal expertise and know-how will help us continue to grow our offering for our clients.”
Global law firm White & Case LLP has hired Will Smith as a partner in the firm’s London office.
Emily Clark has joined corporate law firm Travers Smith LLP as head of tax.
Julia McCullagh has joined BDO LLP’s London office as Partner, International Corporate Tax.
International tax veteran Brian Abbey has joined Global Tax Management as Managing Director, International Tax.
Transfer pricing specialist Kevin Norton has joined Deloitte Ireland’s tax team as partner.
Global law firm Shearman & Sterling has roped in Jay Singer as partner to the firm’s tax practice. Jay will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
A former US Treasury international tax Counsel, Brian Jenn, has joined McDermott Will & Emery as its partner.
Jenn will be based out of the firm’s Chicago office.
Transfer pricing advisory Questro International has hired Chris Whitehouse as a transfer pricing partner for its Zurich office.
Transfer pricing specialist Questro International has hired Manuel Koch as a Partner for the firm’s office in Stuttgart, Germany.
Koch brings significant experience of over ten years specialization in transfer pricing consulting. Koch has wide experience in international tax planning engagements for international corporates including holding and principal structures as well as Swiss finance branches and IP boxes.
Global advisory firm Duff & Phelps has announced that Jill Weise will succeed Michael Heimert as the Global Leader for the firm’s transfer pricing practice.
Weise has nearly 25 years of expertise in transfer pricing. She previously served as the firm’s transfer pricing practice leader for North America.
Transfer pricing expert Mark Madrian has joined Valentiam Group as a Partner in the firm’s West Coast practice.
Madrian has advised clients on complex cross-border transfer pricing and other international tax issues. He was recently recognized as a Leading Transfer Pricing Adviser by Legal Media.
Jeffrey Tate has joined US law firm Arent Fox’s tax practice as a Partner.
Michael Smith has joined BDO Melbourne’s transfer pricing team as a partner.
Smith has nearly 20 years’ of transfer pricing experience from around the world. He has worked in London, New York, and Sydney.
Audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP has named Manal S. Corwin as the principal-in-charge of the firm’s Washington National Tax practice.
Corwin is based in Washington DC and succeeds Joe Pari. Corwin has served the firm for over five years as national leader of the firm’s International Tax practice and principal-in-charge of international tax policy.
Curtis Best has joined the New York office of Andersen Tax as Managing Director.
Curtis has over 26 years of experience in several areas, including international tax structuring. Best will be a part of the firm’s Commercial Practice group, with a particular focus in international services.
Loren Ponds has joined US law firm Miller & Chevalier as a Member in the firm’s tax department.
Previously, Ponds served as Tax Counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, where she was instrumental in the development of the international tax provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Leading audit, tax, and consulting firm RSM has appointed two new tax directors to join the firm’s Manchester office.
The US Senate has, by a 64 – 33 vote, confirmed Charles Rettig to be the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner.
During his more than 35 years of professional career with Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC, Rettig represented numerous taxpayers before every administrative level of the IRS as well as in matters before the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice, and various other tax authorities.
Former OECD Head of Transfer Pricing, Jefferson P. VanderWolk, has joined international law firm Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in the Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice. VanderWolk will work from the firm’s Washington DC office.
Transfer pricing advisory firm Quantera Global has announced its strategic partnership with Africa Transfer Pricing, a professional services firm specializing in transfer pricing in South Africa.
In a significant expansion drive, Grant Thornton, leading audit, tax, and advisory firm, has added offices in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and St. Maarten, boosting its already wide presence in 13 locations across the Caribbean.
Global law firm DLA Piper has announced the appointment of Vicki Bales as a Transfer Pricing director in the firm’s international tax practice. Bales will be based in London.
Houthoff, one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands, has hired Franka Sturm as Counsel for the firm’s tax practice.
Sturm has over 13 years of experience as a tax specialist in international practice with a focus on M&A and oil and gas.
Before joining Houthoff, Sturm worked with the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration and with PwC as a Senior Tax Manager.
Audit, tax, and consulting firm RSM has appointed Robert De La Rue, former Head of Tax of Jardine Motors Group, as a tax partner in Chelmsford.
Law firm Baker McKenzie has announced the election of 13 new tax partners.
The newly elected partners are: Michael Nixon (Singapore), Simone Bridges (Sydney), Kirill Vikulov (Moscow), David Jamieson (London), Jessica Eden (London), Rodrigo Castillo Cottin (Bogota), Paul F. DePasquale (New York), Tatyana Johnson (New York), Victor Alejandro Morales-Chavez (Mexico City), Jonathan Welbel (Chicago), Joshua Nixt (New York), Andrew C. O’Brien-Penney (Chicago), and Ivan Tsios (Chicago).
Artur Braga has joined São Paulo firm WZ Advogados as a Tax Partner.
Braga joined WZ Advogados after a 20-year career at Ernst and Young (EY). Braga specializes in advising clients in cross-border tax planning, tax litigation, audit reviews, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings.
Tax and business advisory firm True Partners Consulting has promoted Matthew John McNally to the position of Managing Director in New York. He leads the firm’s partnership tax group in the northeast.
Tax expert Anthony (Tony) Carbone has joined leading law firm Morrison & Foerster to serve as co-chair of the firm’s Global Tax Department.
Global advisory firm Duff & Phelps has hired Ted Keen, who will serve as the European leader for the firm’s transfer pricing practice from London.
Former Microsoft Tax Counsel, Mike Bernard, has joined US tax technology solutions company Vertex, Inc as the Chief Tax Officer. Bernard will succeed Peggi Rockefeller.
Austria’s leading tax lawyer, Franz Althuber, has left DLA Piper to start his own firm, Althuber Spornberger & Partners.
David Lewis has joined Duff & Phelps’ as a managing director in the firm’s transfer pricing practice. Lewis will be located in Melbourne, Australia.
KPMG UK has announced the appointment of Sarah Churton to its international tax practice.
Global Tax Management, Inc., leading US corporate tax services firm, has added transfer pricing specialist Kevin Croy to the firm’s international tax practice.
International law firm Hogan Lovells has hired Tom McFarlane as head of transfer pricing (EMEA) for the firm’s growing transfer pricing practice. He will be working from the firm’s London office.
Global law firm Morgan Lewis has added to its Chicago tax team Joshua Richardson, Adam Beckerink, and Michael Liu, who will assist the firm’s clients operating in the aftermath of historic changes in the US tax laws.
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații Tax SRL, an affiliate of Romanian law firm Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, has hired transfer pricing specialist Andreea Florian to strengthen its tax advisory practice.
On January 11, 2018, international law firm DLA Piper announced that it has appointed Jessica Tien as a principal economist in Silicon Valley.
On January 17, 2018, multinational law firm DLA Piper announced the appointment of Federico Pacelli as a partner in its international tax practice based in Italy. Federico will be leading the firm’s Italian transfer pricing team.
KPMG India to newly appoint Hitesh Gajaria as Head of Tax from April 2018. Gajaria will succeed Girish Vanvari.
In a major expansion drive, Dutch law firm Houthoff has welcomed Paulus Merks as a new partner in the tax team.