Elvira Barriga Allvin
Södra Hamngatan 53
Elvira Allvin, a tax partner at Deloitte in Sweden, is both the leader of the Swedish transfer pricing group and head of the tax practice in Gothenburg. She has more than 17 years of experience as a transfer pricing adviser in various jurisdictions.
Elvira's international experience includes four years of work in the US and Germany with transfer pricing teams in New York, Boston, and Düsseldorf. Elvira has extensive experience advising on business model optimisation, effective documentation strategies, policy implementation, and controversy management. More recently, Elvira has been advising many of the largest Swedish multinationals on how to align their transfer pricing models with BEPS requirements both from a substance, policy and compliance perspective. Given the increasingly complex tax environment and diligent local tax authorities, Elvira has also been assisting clients to pro-actively secure their position by approaching the Swedish Tax Agency via APAs or other available channels.
Over the years, Elvira has advised many of the largest Swedish multinational companies, as well as other global players, in a broad range of industries. Given Elvira's multicultural background, her advisory services may be provided in English, Swedish, German, Spanish and French, as requested by clients. Elvira is a guest lecturer at transfer pricing seminars and a frequent author of articles on transfer pricing.
Elvira's education includes a BA in International Studies and Economics from Boston College and graduate management courses at Harvard University. Elvira is a certified tax adviser and has been recognised in Euromoney's Transfer Pricing Expert Guide 2015.
Maria Andersson is a partner and the head of international tax at KPMG Sweden. International tax is the firm's largest service area consisting of specialists in corporate tax, transfer pricing and M&A tax. Maria is also responsible for KPMG Sweden's value chain management services, focusing on supply chain and business restructurings.
Maria has various sector experience within retail and consumer markets, IT and software, engineering, paper and packaging, automotive and the forestry industry. Maria has experience from many different areas within transfer pricing and is specialised in business restructurings, intangible property valuation and intra-group services. She also works with transfer pricing documentation, tax audits, permanent establishment allocations, multinational transfer pricing projects and advance pricing agreements (APA) as well as mutual agreement procedures (MAP).
Maria has a master's degree in business administration and finance from Jönköping International Business School and is a certified tax adviser (CTA) with FAR, Sweden's professional institute for authorised public accountants. Prior to joining KPMG in 2005, Maria took part in implementing a Shared Service Center for Axfood, an Axel Johnson Group Company.
Ulrika Bengtsson leads the tax controversy team of Deloitte Sweden. Ulrika has 26 years of experience in controversy services.
Ulrika joined Deloitte in 2012. Prior to this, she was an expert in tax penalties and tax controversy proceedings at the legal department of the Swedish tax agency.
Ulrika has wide-ranging experience in tax controversy matters. Primarily, she assists clients with tax litigation matters in court. She also assists clients with tax disputes and tax audits. Ulrika has a broad background and has dealt mainly with Swedish and international corporate tax matters, but also with VAT matters involving tax controversy.
During her studies, Ulrika worked as a legal trainee in London. After receiving her LLM from the University of Uppsala she started her career at the District Court of Linköping, after which she worked with a major Swedish law firm. During her years at the Swedish tax agency, she worked mainly as an expert, a role which included litigation, developing trainings, giving internal and external presentations, delivering tutorials and providing legal advice to the tax agency.
Ulrika is a member of the board of the Institutet för Skatter & Rättssäkerhet (the Institute of Taxes & Legal Certainty) a non-profit organisation aiming to promote better legal certainty in tax for individuals and companies. Ulrika is also a frequent lecturer and panel member at seminars and conferences.
Lina Engman is a partner at Skeppsbron Skatt, the leading independent full service tax adviser in Sweden.
Lina has long and extensive consulting experience in the field of Swedish and international VAT and tax litigation in the area of VAT.
In her role as a VAT adviser, Lina has experience in a wide range of business sectors. Lina always strives to give the customers, from small to listed companies, concrete and practical advice and assume responsibility for ensuring that the advice is implemented in the best way.
Lina is also an appreciated speaker at conferences and seminars and she is heavily engaged in Skeppsbron Skatt's special interest group dealing with questions regarding real estate and VAT.
Before joining Skeppsbron Skatt, Lina worked at KPMG and before that at the County Administrative Court. Lina has a master's degree in law from Lund University.
Svalner Skatt & Transaktion
Ulrika Grefberg is a partner at Svalner Skatt & Transaktion, and is one of the leading indirect tax advisers in Sweden. For more than 15 years she has advised Swedish and foreign companies, from small to listed companies in a wide range of business sectors. Ulrika's main focus areas are telecom, energy, retail, automotive, healthcare, transportation and cargo handling, pharmaceutical and public service. Ulrika is often engaged to assist in lobbying and preparation of draft laws.
Another main focus area is litigation. Ulrika is advising and representing clients in litigations mainly within the area of indirect tax.
Ulrika is also regularly enlisted as a lecturer at conferences and seminars.
Before joining Svalner Skatt & Transaktion, Ulrika's previous roles included a stint as a tax lawyer at EY, as well as at the Swedish Tax Agency and District Court.
Ulrika holds an LLM from Uppsala University. She speaks (and works in) both Swedish and English and has published articles in various publications.
Ylva Hestréus is on the indirect tax team at Deloitte Sweden. She has worked with VAT matters for more than 20 years, including 11 years with the Swedish Tax Agency. Her work with the Tax Agency included five years as a legal expert focusing on the financial sector.
For the past 12 years, Ylva has worked as a VAT adviser with continued focus on clients within the financial sector. She is also responsible for Deloitte Sweden's VAT/financial services industry team. Ylva is a trusted adviser for many large companies in the financial sector and gives advice to medium and large companies relative to complex VAT matters, correspondence with the Tax Agency and so on. Ylva has also worked with VAT issues for Swedish and international companies in connection with the acquisitions of groups in Sweden. She is a frequent lecturer at VAT seminars and has authored several articles on VAT.
Ylva earned a master's degree in law from the University of Stockholm in 1992 and is certified as a tax adviser by FAR, the institute for authorised accountancy professions in Sweden. Ylva is also a board member in policy matters of taxation for FAR.
KPMG in Sweden
Susann Lundström is a tax partner and serves on the board of directors of KPMG Sweden. In addition, Susann leads the indirect tax practice of KPMG Sweden in which she advises a number of clients, in a wide variety of industry sectors such as real estate, financial services and construction. She has extensive experience in advising clients in relation to M&A transactions, construction and infrastructure projects.
Susann has 20 years of experience in advising clients on indirect tax issues and has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, most recently being named as one of the leading indirect tax advisers in the world in International Tax Review's Indirect Tax Leaders guide.
In addition to her work with clients, Susann also represents KPMG in the steering committee for the tax section at FAR, Sweden's professional institute for authorised public accountants and is KPMG's representative in the industry's support group for the foundation of "Centrum för Skatterätt" founded by the Stockholm School of Economics.
Susann holds a Master in Law from Stockholm University and is a certified tax adviser by FAR, Sweden's professional institute for authorised public accountants. Before Susann joined KPMG she worked for the County Administrative Court in Sweden
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Monica Söderlund joined Grant Thornton Sweden in August 2009 as head of tax.
Monica's previous in-house experience is with IKEA Services as global head of tax, as well as having held advisory positions with KPMG and Arthur Andersen/Deloitte. She also has experience of working as an official at the Swedish Tax Agency.
In the profession, Monica has developed substantial expertise within the field of corporate and international taxation, focusing on inward investments, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.
Monica primarily focuses on leading the Swedish tax practice, which comprises of more than 85 tax consultants dealing in all areas of domestic and international taxation.
Monica strives for high client satisfaction based on pragmatic and commercial tax advice.
Monica is a member of the council of the tax department at FAR, the institute for the accounting profession in Sweden, as well as FAR's tax authorisation committee.
Tina Zetterlund is the senior partner and head of tax at KPMG, and is one of the leading tax advisers in Sweden. Tina has advised Swedish and foreign companies in a wide range of sectors for more than 15 years. Her clientele comprises both Swedish and foreign multinationals and she has extensive experience of advising on Swedish and international taxation, mergers and acquisitions, tax litigation, tax compliance and tax accounting. During her time as head of tax, the tax department at KPMG has reached all-time highs in both revenue and number of practitioners and has received numerous awards, most recently being named as the Swedish Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review at its European Tax Awards.
Tina is regularly hired as a speaker at conferences and seminars covering a wide range of tax issues, and is prominent speaker on the issues of responsible tax and tax and sustainability. With her combined skills in accounting and tax, Tina is appreciated by her clients for her ability to see the full spectrum of tax related issues and questions and is regularly consulted on tax issues with financial statements impacts, such as FIN 48. Tina is also widely recognised for her candid and operative advice, based upon her own previous experiences as a CFO and audit manager.
Tina holds a Masters in Economics and Business from Stockholm School of Economics. She is a certified tax adviser with FAR, the professional institute for authorised public accountants
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