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ITR Global Transfer Pricing Forum Europe 2017


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Keynote speaker: Jefferson VanderWolk

Jefferson VanderWolk
Director, Centre of Tax Policy and Administration

Jefferson VanderWolk is the head of the tax treaty, transfer pricing, and financial transactions division at the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. He is a lawyer who has been engaged in international tax practice, policy development, and scholarship since 1985. He has been a partner at Baker McKenzie and Deloitte in both London and Hong Kong, a corporate tax director at Merrill Lynch, a special counsel at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, a law professor in Hong Kong, London, and Washington DC, and international tax counsel to the US Senate Committee on Finance. Before joining the OECD in July 2016, he was with Washington Council EY in Washington DC.

He has published extensively on tax law subjects and participates in numerous professional organisations. He became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 2004, serves on the academic committee for the CIOT’s advanced diploma in international taxation, and is a distinguished fellow of the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law.  He is admitted to practice in both the US and the UK and is a citizen of both countries.

Maura Parsons


Deputy Director, Head of Transfer Pricing

Maura Parsons is the deputy director, head of transfer pricing at HMRC (Business, Assets and International) and chair of HMRC’s transfer pricing and diverted profits boards. Prior to taking on this role in January 2015, she was an assistant director in HMRC’s large business (financial services) where she was a customer relationship manager working with global banks.

This followed a period as head of HMRC’s APA programme, heading up the team responsible for negotiating advance pricing agreements with other tax administrations.

Earlier roles in business international involved acting as policy adviser on the interpretation of UK's transfer pricing legislation and acting as UK delegate to the OECD WP6 Business Restructuring project.

Carolina Graterol

Global Head of Tax and Transfer Pricing
Rosen Group

Maria Carolina Graterol is a lawyer, specialised in international taxation, with a Master in business administration from HEC Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris). She has more than 20 years of experience in the tax and transfer pricing area.

Graterol has advised multinational companies in different industries, first in Latin America where she had her own law firm dedicated exclusively to tax practice specially, international tax litigation. In Europe, she has worked as in house tax and transfer price adviser for leading companies in the pharmaceutical, automobile, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, and the oil and mining sector.

She has led multiple business restructuring projects throughout her professional career in Europe, including conversion of full-fledged distributors into commissionaires, conversion of full-fledged manufacturers into toll manufacturers, centralisation of procurement functions and supply chain reorganisation, and implementation of OECD/BEPS recommendations in multinational companies.

Glyn Fullelove

Glyn Fullelove

Group Tax Director

Glyn Fullelove leads the tax team at Informa. He is also chairman of the Technical Committee and vice president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has worked in tax for over 30 years, and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. He has previously held senior finance roles at a number of UK headquartered multi-national companies, including Williams, Invensys and Misys.

Clive Baxter

Clive Baxter

Head of Tax Governance and Policy

Clive Baxter is head of tax governance and policy at Maersk. With activities that include shipping, offshore industry services, and energy, the group is active in over 120 countries throughout the world.

Before joining Maersk 17 years ago, Baxter was first vice president of tax at Danske Bank. Baxter is a UK and Danish chartered accountant. He was joint national reporter at the 1996 and 2000 International Fiscal Association congresses and a panellist in 2008, 2014 and 2016.

During 2009-10, he was president of the EMEA chapter of the Tax Executives Institute and during 2015-2016 was vice president of Region XI (Asia, Latin America and EMEA). He is also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Tax Commission.

Yordan Nenkov

Yordan Nenkov

Group Head of Tax

Yordan Nenkov is a multilingual international tax expert with 15+ years of wide-ranging tax experience (including 10 years practicing as a French lawyer in leading law firms in France). Nenkov possesses an exceptional track record in structuring complex cross-border transactions and managing global tax affairs of large multinational businesses.

As group head of tax at Coface, Nenkov guides the organisation's global tax strategy and proactively manages the tax affairs of the group credit insurance, reinsurance and finance activities in 70+ countries. Nenkov also manages a team of 11 members including four direct reports and seven indirect reports.

Christopher Lenon

Christopher Lenon

Green Tax

Chris Lenon is the founder of Green Tax and a consultant on tax transparency, tax policy, transfer pricing and environmental tax.

Lenon was the global head of tax at Rio Tinto for 17 years from 1993-2010, followed by two years as the company’s group strategic adviser for tax policy from 2010-2012. He chaired the Tax Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD until 2012.

He also chaired the Green Tax Group at Business Europe and was a member of the Tax Policy Group at Business Europe until July 2014. From 1976 to 1986 he worked for HMRC, including 1983-1986 at the Oil Taxation Office. Lenon was a member of the ICC Tax Commission specialising in environmental tax and sustainable development, and a member of the EU Platform for Tax Good Governance.

Mathias Hildebrandt

Mathias Hildebrandt

Group Head of Tax

Mathias Hildebrandt heads Zalando’s tax department. Zalando is a fashion and technology company transforming into a multi-service platform for fashion. With a strong workforce of more than 12,000 employees of over 100 different nationalities, the company aims to impact the fashion industry and add value to all players in the fashion ecosystem. In 2016, Zalando had over €19 billion active in 16 European markets and €3.6 billion in revenue.

With more than 12 years’ experience in national and international tax matters Hildebrandt’s mission is to transform Zalando’s tax department into a strong team providing in-house advice.

Hildebrandt can also be seen as a speaker on panel discussions at tax seminars, focusing on transfer pricing, tech and big data transactions, permanent establishments, digitalisation of tax departments as well as tax compliance management.

Prior to Zalando, he worked for British American Tobacco and Baker Tilly Roelfs (now RSM). Hildebrandt is a lawyer and certified tax adviser, holds a Master of business Law and did his Ph.d. at the University of Kiel.

Rocío Bermúdez Becerra

Rocio Bermudez Becerra

Global Transfer Pricing Manager

Since 2013, Rocío Bermúdez Becerra has been the global transfer pricing manager at Repsol, responsible for setting up transfer pricing policies across the group. She is involved in the preparation of worldwide transfer pricing documentation, support in tax audits, providing technical advice to new intercompany transactions, and participation in TP forums (BIAC, Business Europe, UN).

In 2014, Bermúdez Becerra was designated as one of the 15 non-governmental Members of the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum (Mandate 2015-2019).

Previously, Bermúdez Becerra worked for Deloitte, both in Madrid and Rotterdam for more than seven years in the transfer pricing and international tax department, dealing with transfer pricing assessment, APAs negotiations and different tax planning projects.

She has a degree in business administration and a degree in law with a masters in corporate taxation. She is also fluent in English and French.

Sam Barrett

Sam Barrett

Head of International Tax & Global Transfer Pricing Director

Sam Barrett is the head of international tax & global transfer pricing at Sandvik, a high-tech and global engineering group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Barrett is responsible for a team of tax lawyers and operational transfer pricing controllers managing the international tax and transfer pricing consequences of the company’s global operations including compliance, planning and controversy. Prior to joining Sandvik, Barrett was global transfer pricing manager for Kimberly Clark where he was in charge of all transfer pricing related activities including TP planning and controversy, as well as global and local country documentation efforts. Prior to joining Kimberly Clark, Barrett gained over 10 years of experience working as an adviser and was responsible for global transfer pricing in a number of multinationals located in the US, UK, Luxembourg and Mexico.

Larissa Neumann

Larissa Neumann

Partner, Tax
Fenwick & West

Larissa Neumann is a tax partner at Fenwick & West. Her practice focuses on US tax planning and tax controversy with extensive transfer pricing experience. She has successfully represented clients in federal tax controversies at the audit level and in IRS appeals, the US tax court and other federal courts.

Euromoney’s Women in Business Law named Neumann the “America’s Best Transfer Pricing Lawyer” in 2017. She also was named by Euromoney as one of the “World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors” (2017).

Neumann was counsel in the recent important taxpayer victory involving transfer pricing in tax court for Analog Devices, Inc. v. Commissioner, 147 T.C. No. 15 (2016), and the 2017 successful resolution for Sanofi Aventis, S.A. v. United States, US Court of Federal Claims Dkt. No. 11-647T. She also is counsel for VF Corporation/Timberland in TBL Licensing LLC v. Commissioner, Tax Court Dkt. No. 21146-15, a pending tax court case that also involves § 482.

Neumann appears in International Tax Review's “World's Tax Controversy Leaders” and Euromoney’s “World’s Leading Tax Advisers”.  She also appears in Euromoney’s Women in Business Law (a short list of the top women tax lawyers in the world) and International Tax Review’s “Women in Tax Leaders”. Euromoney Women in Business Law shortlisted Neumann twice for the “America’s Best Lawyer in Tax Dispute Resolution” award.

Neumann teaches international tax at the University of California, Berkeley Law School and co-authors a monthly column in Tax Notes International.

Julia Ushakova-Stein

Julia Ushakova-Stein

Associate, Tax
Fenwick & West

Julia Ushakova-Stein, an attorney in the Fenwick & West tax group, focuses her practice on US tax planning and tax controversy matters with an emphasis in tax pricing practice and litigation. She has represented a number of Fortune 500 companies in US federal income tax matters and has successfully represented clients in federal tax controversies at all levels.

Ushakova-Stein was on the trial team that won the Analog Devices, Inc. & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner, 147 T.C. No. 15 (Nov. 22, 2016), transfer pricing case and currently is working on TBL Licensing LLC v. Commissioner, Tax Court Dkt. No. 21146-15, a pending tax court case that also involves § 482.

Euromoney Legal Media Group “Americas Women in Business Law” named Ushakova-Stein the “Best Rising Star in Tax” in 2017 and she appears in Euromoney Legal Media Group Expert Guides: Rising Stars publication as a “Rising Star in Tax” in 2017.

Recent transfer pricing publications include, “IRS Taking a Hard Look at Transfer Pricing”, Daily Journal, September 2016.

She received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and her honors B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, in accounting from the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management.



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