Hogan Lovells has hired Fabrizio Lolliri as European Director of Transfer Pricing. He will join the corporate (tax) team in the London office on 14 October 2013.
Fabrizio has nine years’ transfer pricing experience and joins the firm from Alvarez & Marsal, a global firm specialising in turnaround and interim management performance, where he was Global Economic Specialist. Before that he was at France Telecom where he was Group Head of Transfer Pricing. Previous to this he spent time at Deloitte and KPMG. Fabrizio has acted as both a client and an adviser and also comes from a strong economics background enabling him to build his own financial models.
Commenting on Fabrizio’s arrival, Fulvia Astolfi, global Co-Head of Hogan Lovells tax group said:
“We are seeing an increasing need from clients for transfer pricing advice, particularly in the current climate where there is a particular focus internationally on transfer pricing as governments look to protect their revenues in the context of the global economic crisis. Fabrizio’s appointment allows us to provide the highest level of customised transfer pricing advice in the context of commercially-driven group projects and M&A transactions.”
“Transfer pricing is a truly international discipline and Hogan Lovells has a first class global tax practice. Hiring Fabrizio, and also Rupert Shiers (London) and Gerard Neiens (Luxembourg) earlier this year, reflects our continuing commitment to grow and strengthen our global tax practice further.”
Fabrizio Lolliri said:
“Hogan Lovells boasts a highly regarded tax practice which will now provide an excellent global and full-service transfer pricing offering to clients. The current changes in tax legislation and transfer pricing regulations (e.g. BEPS and new OECD Chapter 6) will bring more focus to the economic and legal aspects of transfer pricing and Hogan Lovells will be uniquely placed to support clients in this respect. I am looking forward to working with the team here in London and internationally”.
Fabrizio’s arrival comes just four months after the hire of direct tax disputes partner Rupert Shiers (London) and shortly after the appointments of tax partners Gerard Neiens to the firm’s new Luxembourg office and Cameron “Cam” Cosby to the Washington office.
Spotted a new role on the OECD Careers site today. If you think you can fill Joe Andrus’ shoes then read on. However, salary seems pretty low for such a senior post – EUR 93,600 (tax free) per year. I guess the attractiveness will depend on how how heavily taxed you are at the moment ! Joe Andrus had retired from the PwC US partnership (2009) when he took up the post. https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl
Carolo Navarro joined Deloitte this month, working for the South East Asia practice and based from Singapore. He will cover or lead several TP practices for the Firm in the region.
He joins from EY where he has worked since 2005, latterly as Head of TP for Indonesia, working from the Jakarta office.
In 2011, he was voted by Expert Guides as a leading TP advisor in Indonesia in its Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers.
Theo Elshof, a senior transfer pricing specialist and global leader in the profession has joined Quantera Global this week as a Senior Partner based in The Netherlands.
Theo, a former Big 4 Senior Transfer Pricing Director from Deloitte, brings with him over 20 years of specialized experience in international tax and transfer pricing management. He has delivered transfer pricing solutions to support many leading multinational clients in a variety of industries.
Quantera Global is a global transfer pricing practice that launched earlier this year. The firm has grown rapidly over the past couple of months since establishing and now has 10 offices located globally.
Theo says that the move to Quantera Global means that he can place even more focus on servicing the increasingly challenging and global demands of his multinational clients.
“Quantera Global is uniquely positioned to deliver these services. The firm not only already has a strong network of leading transfer pricing specialists in all key countries in Asia, but it is now boosting its presence in Europe as well, shortly after Swiss and Italian based specialists have joined the firm,” he said.
Theo’s former experience also includes as the head of the APA team and a senior member of the Coordination Group on Transfer Pricing at the Dutch tax authorities, as well as tax director functions at two large multinationals.
His deliverables include APAs (unilateral, bilateral as well as multilateral), Mutual Agreement procedures, audit defence, design and implementation of transfer pricing systems and business modelling.
Theo says that he is looking forward to working with multinational clients to provide optimal and sustainable transfer pricing support from design, documentation up to and including strategic defence, and negotiation and conclusion of APAs and MAPs.
Steven Carey, Senior Partner of Quantera Global says that with the addition of Theo in Europe the firm will be perfectly positioned to provide optimal support to multinational clients with respect of inbound and outbound transactions and investment flows between Europe and Asia.
“Theo contributes significantly to our ability to satisfy the needs of our global multinational clients. He has an excellent track record and is very well connected to the (Dutch) tax authorities. He will be a trusted strategic partner to clients, in assisting them to navigate the increasingly rough transfer pricing waters around the world,” he said.
Quantera Global is a transfer pricing practice that launched in early 2013 by a select group of senior transfer pricing partners from another global transfer pricing consulting firm.
Enrico comes from TPA where he served as Partner and head of the global customs practice.
He brings with him over 12 years of specialized experience in customs and transfer pricing management and trade remedies issues. Specifically, he has delivered comprehensive customs valuation and transfer pricing solutions to support many Italian and other European multinationals with a global presence.
Quantera Global has grown rapidly since establishing in April this year and now has offices located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Brisbane and Zurich. The addition of Enrico based in Italy strengthens the firm’s European presence.
Enrico says that the move to Quantera Global means that he can service the increasing demands of his clients in supply-chain restructuring projects, in the design, implementation and defence of their transfer pricing systems, customs valuation policies and internal control frameworks.
“Quantera Global is uniquely positioned to deliver transfer pricing services. The firm not only already has a strong network of specialists in all key countries in Asia, but it is growing rapidly elsewhere as well, and has an unrivalled network of alliances with leading advisers around the world,” he said.
“Being part of Quantera Global will allow me to continue to provide best practice transfer pricing and customs support to multinational companies of all sizes,’’ he said.
Douglas Fone, Senior Partner of Quantera Global says that Enrico will enable the firm to provide greater transfer pricing and customs support to multinational clients with respect of inbound-outbound investment flows between Europe and Asia.
“Enrico will support global clients on their customs and transfer pricing needs. He will use his considerable expertise and skills to deliver specialized customs and transfer pricing assistance to our large and medium-sized multinational clients.” he said.
Quantera Global added a Zurich office in April with the addition of Senior Partner Hendrik Blankenstein. The Italian office led by Enrico De Angelis is the second European office for the firm.
Brian Trauman has been promoted. He is now National Transfer Pricing Leader for the KPMG US firm and also retains his role as Deputy Global Lead of KPMG’s Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution practice.
Mr Trauman joined KPMG in 2010 as a Principal, having previously held a partnership role at Mayer Brown. He was educated at University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law, New York University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center.
WTP Advisors announced today that Stéphane Dupuis, who was most recently a KPMG partner, has joined its transfer pricing practice.
“Stéphane’s global approach and his Canadian perspective will further strengthen our ability to serve our global clients,” says Dave Wain, partner and co-founder of WTP Advisors.
Based in Montreal, Stéphane has over fifteen years of transfer pricing experience with Big Four accounting firms, including over ten years as the Chief Economist of KPMG’s transfer pricing practice in Montreal.
Michael Flaherty, WTP transfer pricing partner, says, “WTP Advisors is truly fortunate to be able to add Stéphane to our team of transfer pricing professionals. We stress a multi-disciplinary approach to transfer pricing, providing our clients with highly experienced lawyers, economists, and analysts working as a team to offer international tax-planning solutions and value-added resources to our clients. Stéphane adds significantly to the capabilities of our team in North America, and we look forward to introducing him to our clients and global affiliates.”
Stéphane will team up with WTP Advisors to develop the Canadian market for transfer pricing services and also partake in developing WTP Advisors’ global reach. As a managing director, Stéphane will also deepen WTP Advisors’ practices in the industries where he is known for his vast experience and knowledge, particularly in the life science and biopharmaceutical sectors.
“I’m excited to work with Stéphane again,” says Guy Sanschagrin, WTP Advisors transfer pricing managing director. “He is very creative and has a strong reputation in the field for his technical skills and knowledge. At the same time, he maintains a practical, balanced approach our clients need and expect.”
As companies increasingly look to transfer pricing as an essential element of their strategic planning, WTP is uniquely positioned to offer its expertise, productivity improvement frameworks and analytical tools to support company objectives.
“WTP’s agility lets us focus completely on our clients, and deliver world-class services more quickly and efficiently than our competitors who must navigate through cumbersome internal channels and administrative requirements,” says Guy.
“I’m very excited to join WTP Advisors and particularly its great team of transfer pricing professionals”, says Stéphane. “Having seen the quality of resources and the client service culture of the firm, I feel we are set to make a difference and bring outstanding value-add solutions to the market.”
Graham Garven joined VDB Loi this month from KPMG, where he was Head of Transfer Pricing.
Graham has over 20 years of professional tax experience, 15 of which have been in Indonesia. He is widely acknowledged as one of Indonesia’s most experienced foreign tax advisers. He was formerly a partner with KPMG Indonesia, where he established its Transfer Pricing practice. Under his leadership, this unit went on to be recognized as the “Indonesian Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year” in 2010 and 2012.
Graham has a rare combination of skills: he has structured many cross-border deals and transactions, but he also has in-depth knowledge and experience with the intricacies of the Indonesian tax system. His areas of focus, aside from transfer pricing, are dispute resolution, transactional work and M&A. In addition to regular tax advisory work and dispute resolution for major multinationals, Graham has been involved in due diligence and structuring work for high profile deals in several sectors, including financial services, FMCG and airlines. He has advised on local and international private equity transactions and assisted new entrants to the Indonesian market.
Graham holds a Master’s degree from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.