New York, NY, March 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Patrick T. Breslin, MA, Principal, Bates White, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Advance Pricing Agreements (APA).” This event is scheduled for July 30, 2013 from 12:00pm–2:00pm (ET).
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About Patrick Breslin, MA
Patrick Breslin is a Principal at Bates White’s Washington, DC, office. He has extensive experience analyzing complex transactions and regulatory issues in the contexts of litigation and other controversy. He has substantial tax-related controversy, audit, and IRS Appeals experience in transactions involving oil and gas production; the consumer electronics, automotive, pharmaceutical, and medical products industries; and in software, Internet commerce, biotechnology, and other intangible property transactions. He has also served as a consulting expert in patent litigation and testified in major copyright litigation. In addition, Mr. Breslin has been involved in planning, business restructuring, R&D cost-sharing analysis, Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs), audits, and IRS Appeals settlement negotiations involving multinational corporation (MNC) taxpayers. Mr. Breslin was also founder and CEO of Relatable, a software company for which he developed a licensing strategy, negotiated arm’s length software licenses, managed an IP portfolio and conducted business and intangible property valuations.
About Bates White
Bates White is an economic consulting firm offering services to law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. The firm specializes in advanced economic, financial, and econometric analysis and excels at complex matters that require sophisticated problem solving and deep empirical analysis.
Bates White’s Transfer Pricing and Tax professionals provide expert consulting and analysis related to transfer pricing, other tax-related litigation, tax policy, and valuation. Clients include US- and internationally-based taxpayers with operations in a wide range of tax jurisdictions and industries. The practice group has deep experience in establishing and defending arm’s-length pricing for transactions between related parties across multiple jurisdictions that allows the team to focus on clients’ specific needs—from planning and compliance to audit, controversy, and expert testimony.
Over the last few years, multinationals have faced considerable challenges with respect to international tax issues, specifically with transfer pricing (the pricing involved for cross-border intra-firm transactions between related parties). Adding to the challenge is the rigorous regulatory developments and enforcement actions in the ever changing and complex global market. One of the proactive approaches that have emerged to deal with inconsistent rules and/or transfer pricing disputes is the use of Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs). Under an APA, a multinational taxpayer enters into an agreement with one or more tax authorities regarding the appropriate set of criteria to determine the pricing of various inter-company transactions over a defined period of time.
With the growth of cross-border transactions, multinationals must have a complete understanding on how to effectively use APAs to their advantage to keep transfer pricing disputes at bay. Join them as the panel of distinguished thought leaders explores the significant issues surrounding this timely topic plus practical insights on how to get the best out of APAs. The program will be followed by a Q&A session in which the audience will be invited to ask the speakers questions live.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.