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J. Matthew Lowe, Senior Analyst, NERA Economic Consulting to Speak at KC’s Event on Transfer Pricing: Crucial Strategies on 9/10/08

New York, NY, June 22, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that J. Matthew Lowe, Senior Analyst of NERA Economic Consulting will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference and webinar entitled: “ Transfer Pricing: Crucial Strategies”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for September 10, 2008, Wednesday, at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Transfer pricing has become a big challenge to companies who are conducting operations in different countries in which their subsidiaries transact business with each other. Without proper documentation that would justify an arm’s length price of transactions, double taxation, imposition of stiff penalties and significant losses might result. The entities that are most impacted by this kind of challenge are the smaller companies, as compared to multinational companies. What kind of strategies should these companies execute in order to avoid the adverse effects of transfer pricing?

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished speakers to talk about effective strategies on how to handle this kind of challenge. Key regulators and experts in the field of finance and taxation are scheduled to speak in a two-hour teleconference and webinar.

About J. Matthew Lowe

J. Matthew Lowe is an economist in the Transfer Pricing Practice at NERA Economic Consulting in Washington, DC. He has co-authored numerous valuation studies for tax, litigation, and business planning purposes. He has extensive experience in valuing tangible and intangible property for transfer pricing studies across a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, and automobiles. In his transfer pricing work, he has used accounting, financial, statistical, and econometric analyses to identify arm’s-length prices consistent with U.S. and foreign tax guidelines. Mr. Lowe appeared before the APA Group at the Internal Revenue Service to discuss statistical models he prepared for a client to value intangible property. He co-authored the article "Patent Wars and Authorised Generics in the USA: Assessing the Issues" (with R. Rozek and E. Radel) published in Healthy IPRs: A Forward Look at Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property (M. Pugatch and A. Jensen, editors). He has also conducted statistical and econometric analyses for litigation matters ranging from damage calculations for alleged breach of contract disputes to evaluating market/commercial success for products embodying intangible property whose patents are challenged for invalidity. His litigation experience spans many industries including computer software, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. He received B.S. degrees (magna cum laude) in Business Management and Economics from Mary Washington College. Mr. Lowe earned his M.A. in Applied Economics from The Johns Hopkins University.

About NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting is an international firm of economists who understand how markets work. They provide economic analysis and advice to corporations, governments, law firms, regulatory agencies, trade associations, and international agencies. Their global team of more than 600 professionals operates in over 20 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

NERA provides practical economic advice related to highly complex business and legal issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation. Their more than 45 years of experience creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations reflects their specialization in industrial and financial economics. Because of their commitment to deliver unbiased findings, they are widely recognized for their independence. Their clients come to them expecting integrity and the unvarnished truth.

NERA Economic Consulting, founded in 1961 as National Economic Research Associates, is a unit of the Oliver Wyman Group, an MMC company.

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