Planning Advisory / Economic Valuation / Dispute Resolution
American Appraisal and McDermott Will & Emery deliver transfer pricing solutions globally in a changing world.
Business today is global, with increasing and varied cross-border intercompany transactions giving rise to a multitude of international tax valuation issues. Among these issues is transfer pricing, the application of valuation principles in the context of international tax rules in the determination (and documentation) of an arm’s length result.
More than 70 countries now require companies to substantiate and document that intercompany transactions are on an arm’s length basis for income tax compliance purposes. The practices and principles applied in transfer pricing and financial reporting are converging, particularly in areas such as ASC 740, Income Taxes (FIN 48), and intangibles related to international business restructuring transactions. Tax authorities throughout the world have increased their resources to intensify their scrutiny and enforcement of transfer pricing.
But transfer pricing is more than just compliance. Companies seeking to improve their strategic position and shareholder value through business combinations, supply chain and cost rationalizations or other organizational restructurings can effectively tailor their transfer pricing position, through proper planning and structuring, to mitigate tax exposure and optimize their global effective tax rate.
A New Standard of Value
Growing, dynamic companies face a business environment characterized by continual technological change, increasing regulatory scrutiny and unrelenting competitive pressures. Tax directors require transfer pricing advisors who are experienced, leading-edge and effective. American Appraisal has teamed with McDermott’s international tax and transfer pricing practice to deliver transfer pricing solutions on a global basis.
American Appraisal and McDermott proactively assist companies in mitigating tax exposure and optimizing their global effective tax rate, whether in conjunction with business combinations, supply chain rationalizations or other restructurings, or simply advance tax planning to improve their strategic position and increase shareholder value.
About American Appraisal
Wherever and whatever your transfer pricing needs, American Appraisal has a global team ready to serve you. With 900 valuation professionals in 26 countries, American Appraisal has the experience, reach and resources to address and deliver transfer pricing solutions anywhere, anytime. Our solutions provide local insight and are coordinated globally to ensure consistent standards and best practices.
Through our collaboration with McDermott, we are able to address any transfer pricing issue.
McDermott is one of the world’s premier transfer pricing law firms. Our interdisciplinary team of lawyers, economists and accountants has more than 20 years of experience in transfer pricing controversy, planning and dispute resolution. As one of the largest transfer pricing groups of any law firm globally, we routinely handle some of the largest transfer pricing cases around the world. As a result, our team has established working relationships with, and an understanding of, taxing authorities worldwide. We apply our deep knowledge of the pertinent legal, tax and economic issues to transfer pricing in the context of international tax planning, compliance and documentation, advance pricing agreements and controversy and the interface of tax/financial accounting. Read a recent press release about McDermott's transfer pricing team.
Working Together for You
American Appraisal and McDermott bring a unique mix of skills and experience to deliver transfer pricing solutions tailored to your needs. Our service is distinguished by our:
Unified global network of professionals providing a singular standard of consistent, high-quality service
Partner/Director-led execution from introduction to conclusion
Flexible pricing solutions including turnkey, limited-scope and client-based staffing models
Integrated 360° approach to transfer pricing and financial valuation
Pragmatic, proven leadership in international dispute resolution