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UnscheduledPrinciples of Transfer Pricing

This transfer pricing course focuses on major transfer pricing issues and concerns that all professionals involved in transfer pricing will face.


Please note: This course is not currently scheduled. The price, program and instructors are detailed as per the previous course for information purposes only and may be subject to change.


Tax Courses
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
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Client offer:
20% discount for IBFD Membership clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.
Early bird discount: a 30% discount will be automatically applied for registrations received 60 days or more before the commencement of the course (cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts).
Principles of Transfer Pricing

Overview and learning objectives

It is often said that transfer pricing is not an exact science. Hence, in order to develop an understanding of transfer pricing principles and methodologies, consideration of their practical application is paramount. This five-day intermediate-level course introduces participants to transfer pricing principles and methodologies and then covers the application of these principles and methodologies to specific categories of intra-group dealings. The theoretical sessions are complemented by case studies that cover the application of the principles and methodologies in practice. The focus of this practically orientated course is on the requirements of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations and the issues that can arise in the application of these requirements. On 5 October 2015, the OECD published its reports addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). The developments related to the BEPS project will also be covered in this course.
This course serves as good preparation for the CIOT's ADIT Paper III  – Option F. For more information about the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation you can visit the CIOT’s website.
This is an interactive course with a maximum of 32 participants. Participants will have access to relevant online collections on the IBFD Tax Research Platform for a period of two weeks. 

Field of study


Who should attend?

The course is suitable for finance and tax personnel of multinational enterprises, tax accountants, economists and lawyers, in-house tax managers, tax and transfer pricing advisers, and government officials and tax officers.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level course, containing introductory sessions. Whilst prior experience of transfer pricing is desirable, it is not a prerequisite to satisfactorily participate in this course.

Pre-course preparation

In order to participate in this particular course, no advance preparation is necessary. Participants will have access to relevant online collections on the IBFD Tax Research Platform for a period of two weeks.

Interactive course - "Group Live" 

To safeguard the interactive nature of the course, including group discussions and case studies, a maximum of 32 participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended. 

We invite you to send us in advance any technical, content-related questions you may have. During the course we will try to address your specific questions, but please note that this will depend on the amount of time available, the relevance of the questions and the order in which the questions are received.
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Disclaimer: The information provided during the course has been prepared solely for the instruction of course participants. This information is not intended to constitute advice on any particular matter.


Continuing Professional Education

Recommended NASBA CPE points for this course: 33 (in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE points, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour). Read more information on CPE points and accreditation for ITA courses.

Course fee and registration details

The course fee covers participation in the course, all course materials, lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments. The costs of accommodation and transport are not covered. If you have any other questions regarding attendance of the course, travel arrangements, payments and cancellations, please consult our FAQ.


  • Introduction to transfer pricing
  • Comparability analysis - part I
  • Transfer pricing methods
  • Comparability analysis - part II
  • Intra-group services and cost contribution arrangements
  • Transfer pricing and intangibles
  • Intra-group finance transactions
  • Business restructuring
  • Permanent establishments
  • Transfer pricing documentation
  • Administrative approaches to avoiding and resolving transfer pricing disputes
  • Managing the customs-transfer pricing nexus
  • Transfer pricing risk management
  • Case studies


  • Vladimir Zivkovic
    Vladimir Zivkovic is a director in Baker McKenzie Amsterdam’s Transfer Pricing team. He has more than ten years of experience in transfer pricing and operating model structuring. He started...
  • Sharvari Kale is a Senior Associate in the Transfer Pricing and Specialist Knowledge Group of IBFD in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is responsible for editing transfer pricing publications and...
  •  Sandra Esteves
    Sandra Esteves is the Director Global Transfer Pricing/Global Enterprise Model (TP/GEM) at SABIC, a leading chemicals company. Before joining SABIC, she worked in the international tax and...
  •  Erik Jan van Sten
    Erik Jan van Sten has been a transfer pricing professional since 1999. Prior to joining Shell in 2009, Mr Van Sten was a transfer pricing consultant in private practice. As a member of Shell’...
    Bernard Damsma is an Associate Partner within the transfer pricing practice of EY and a member of the transfer pricing controversy team of EY. He has extensive experience in transfer pricing,...
    Omar Moerer, CFA, is a Director with PwC’s Transfer Pricing Team. Mr Moerer advises clients on transfer pricing matters ranging from design to implementation and from documentation to...
  • Bo Wingerter
    Bo Wingerter is a member of EY’s Transfer Pricing and Operating Model Effectiveness (OME) group in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He recently spent a couple of years working for EY in the...
  • Hans Pijl has Linguistics (MA) and Law (LLM) degrees from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He is an independent tax lawyer and was until recently of counsel to Deloitte in matters...
  • Eduard Sporken is a Director of KPMG Meijburg & Co in Amsterdam and a member of KPMG Meijburg & Co’s Dutch and Global Transfer Pricing Services/Value Chain Management and Global...
  •  Brian Mulier
    Brian Mulier is a partner in the International Tax and International Trade & Customs Practice Group of Bird & Bird LLP and is based in The Hague. He has extensive experience in advising...
    Susanne Verloove has over 12 years of experience in international taxation, fully specializing in transfer pricing since 2011 and with a focus on US-based multinationals. As a transfer pricing...
  • Sander Biemans
    Sander Biemans is Group Tax Director for GrandVision NV, a global leader in optical retail, operating in over 40 countries. He heads the group tax network within the finance organization of...