Sebastian Gonnet is the founder and president of Transfer Pricing Economists for Development (TPED – www.tped.eu), a Paris-based think tank aimed at promoting the development and sharing of business economics knowledge in transfer pricing as an enabler of development of emerging economies and developing countries. He is also vice president in the Global Transfer Pricing practice at NERA Economic Consulting.
In recent years, Mr Gonnet has been particularly involved with transfer pricing design, intellectual property and valuation projects for multinationals in a range of industries. He also acts as an expert economist in advance pricing agreements and tax audits.
Mr Gonnet has authored numerous publications on the economics of transfer pricing and, most recently, a series of articles dedicated to comparability adjustments in the absence of local comparables, as well as a series of articles on location-specific advantages, providing an economics-based analytical framework for governments and multinationals in the BRICS countries and developing economies. Mr Gonnet is also a frequent speaker at transfer pricing, intellectual property and valuation conferences and training workshops, and he has presented to tax authorities.
Mr Gonnet is listed in International Tax Review's World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors. Before joining NERA Economic Consulting, Mr Gonnet was an economist at KPMG. He holds an MSc in management from HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) Paris and an MSc in international taxation from Paris II Law University.