Register for the 10th Annual NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium, convening online July 21-23, 2020. 

This year's TPS is going digital! Registration is FREE for NABE members. 
Each year, the NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium gathers leading professionals from business, government, and consulting firms to discuss and debate the most relevant economics topics in the field of transfer pricing. The NABE TPS uniquely focuses on the economics of transfer pricing and the latest technical thinking in this area.

 Matt Andrew
     Stewart Brant

This year's program will feature an update on OECD Pillar One developments with Matt Andrew and Stewart Brant from the OECD.

The Symposium planning committee includes Karen Kirwan, CBE, of the Internal Revenue Service, Donna McComber, of Baker McKenzie Consulting LLC, Michael McDonald of EY, Perry Urken of Economics Partners, LLC, and Jill Weise, CBE, of Duff & Phelps.


Tuesday, July 21            
11:00am-11:15am           Welcome / Introduction
            Perry Urken, Economics Partners
11:15am-12:30pm           Panel 1: Transfer Pricing Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Helena Aten
, EY  
Denise Guthrie, Carrier  
Kartikeya Singh, PwC 
Inigo Zapater, IRS  
            This session will explore the transfer pricing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related aftermath. Among the issues the panel expects to cover are: Considerations around the contractual relationships between related parties and the economic realizations of risks; allocation of operating losses and certain governmental assistance in response to COVID-19; potential lack of comparables in assessing / incorporating COVID-19 impact; how the transfer pricing position taken by companies given COVID-19 would impact characterization and future transfer pricing positions; and potential difficulty in applying current TP rules and guidelines due to COVID-19, for taxpayers, tax authorities, and practitioners.
12:30pm-1:15pm           Break
1:15pm - 2:30pm ET           Panel 2: Transfer Pricing Insurance: a new way of thinking about tax certainty?
Clark Armitage, Caplin Drysdale
Austin Cahill, Atlantic Group
Jesse Rosenthal, Discovery
Perry Urken, Economics Partners
Wednesday, July 22            
11:15am-12:30pm           Panel 3: Considerations Regarding Implicit Support from the OECD’s Guidance on Financial Transactions

Steve Labrum, Baker McKenzie 
Stefanie Perrella, Duff & Phelps
Amanda Pletz, NERA 
Moderator: Loren Ponds, Miller Chevalier
            This panel will offer an overview and critical analysis of the OECD’s guidelines on intercompany financial transactions.  After providing an overview of the relevant case law and legal considerations the panel will engage in an interactive conversation covering economic considerations related to implicit support drawn from the guidance.
12:30pm-1:00pm           Break
1:00pm-2:15pm ET           Panel 4: TP Debate  (Economists vs Lawyers)
               Topic 1: Who Drives the Bus in TP Engagements?  Economists or Lawyers?
               Topic 2: The Future of TP: Will our Grandchildren’s' Grandchildren live in a world where transfer pricing is still administered through the ALP?

            Mark Bronson, Duff & Phelps
Thomas Linguanti, Morgan Lewis
Mike McDonald, EY
Elizabeth Stevens, Caplin Drysdale

Moderator: Karen Kirwan, CBE, IRS
            A team of lawyers will face off against a team of economists to debate two identified transfer pricing topics.  
Thursday, July 23            
11:00am-12:30pm ET           Panel 5: Update on OECD Pillar One Developments: Interview with Matt Andrew and Stewart Brant from the OECD

Matt Andrew, OECD  
Stewart Brant, OECD 

Donna McComber, Baker McKenzie Consulting LLC
Jill Weise, CBE, Duff & Phelps

 12:30pm -12:45pm ET           Closing Remarks
            Jill Weise, CBE, Duff & Phelps
Perry Urken
, Economics Partners

NOTE: The 2020 Transfer Pricing Symposium will be a live virtual event via the Zoom webinar platform. Playback recordings will not be available. 

In 2019, more than 250 Transfer Pricing professionals from nearly 60 firms and government agencies participated in the TPS.

The NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium qualifies for 6 IRS continuing education credit hours. Please send your PTIN # to [email protected] upon completion of the event in order to have your CE uploaded automatically. 
If seeking CPE, CLE or other continuing education credits, you can request a Certificate of Completion from NABE by email before July 31. Certificates of Completion can be used to apply for continuing education credits with other certifying bodies. 

Individuals who have earned the Certified Business Economist® (CBE) Certification are required to earn 30 continuing education credit hours every two years. The NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium qualifies for 6 continuing education credit hours. Please track your hours separately to be reported to NABE at the time of your renewal. CBEs are encouraged to track their credit hours on the CBE Continuing Education Form, which can be downloaded from  



Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2020 Transfer Pricing Symposium? Download the sponsorship packet or contact Tom Beers, NABE Executive Director, at [email protected].


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  • NABE Member: FREE 
  • Government Employee* (IRS / Treasury): $75
  • Non-Member (includes Membership Dues): $150

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