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The Transfer Pricing Value Chain Simplified

A Practical and Complete Understanding of Transfer Pricing Fundamentals

Expert Speaker Dr Sowmya Varadharajan

$535.00 (including GST)


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Save 10% when you register by 25 June 2019. Use code JUN19 at checkout.


The transfer pricing value chain consists of:

  • Designing related party transactions in a manner consistent with the arm’s length standard (i.e. price setting)
  • Documenting the related party transactions (i.e., outcome testing)
  • Defending the related party transactions


This practical workshop will cover the concepts and fundamental principles of transfer pricing by providing theoretical and practical knowledge across the transfer pricing value chain. The A to Z of transfer pricing will be explained using a balanced approach, by detailing the basics of transfer pricing and then proceeding to specific topics that are highly relevant in today’s environment, including handling tax authority queries.

What You Will Learn

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the A to Z of transfer pricing and its value chain
  • Understand the key drivers of transfer pricing
  • Be able to set your transfer prices in a manner consistent with the arm’s length standard
  • Evaluate various transfer pricing methods to determine if your transfer prices achieve the arm’s length standard
  • Be aware of transfer pricing risks
  • Heightened knowledge on handling tax authority queries

Programme Outline

Overview to Transfer Pricing

  • Key drivers of transfer pricing
  • Expanded definition of arm’s length
  • Transfer pricing methods

Pricing your Related Party Transactions

  • What related party transactions exist in your organisation
  • How should such transactions be priced
  • Ex ante vs. ex post analysis

Documenting your Related Party Transactions

  • Understanding transfer pricing documentation compliance
  • Testing your related party transactions
  • Do your related party transactions demonstrate compliance with the arm’s length standard

Defending your Related Party Transactions

  • What do tax authorities look for in a transfer pricing review
  • How should you defend your related party transactions?
  • Dispute resolution and prevention strategies

Target Audience

Anyone who needs a fundamental understanding of transfer pricing or a refresher on the concepts

  • CFOs
  • Financial Controllers/Finance Directors/Managers
  • Tax Managers/Professionals

Expert Speaker

Dr Sowmya Varadharajan is a Director at IC Advisors Pte Ltd, a firm that helps companies design and document appropriate transfer pricing strategies and approaches for their related party transactions. Having been trained in the U.S. on international tax and transfer pricing issues through blue-chip corporations, Sowmya now applies her transfer pricing training to transfer pricing issues in the Asia Pacific region.  Sowmya has extensive experience in the high technology/semiconductor as well as pharmaceutical/biomedical industries. In addition to transfer pricing, Sowmya is also skilled in IP valuation.  With the growth in transfer pricing related audits in the Asia Pacific region, Sowmya has assisted clients in India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore in defending their transfer pricing arrangements with tax authorities. Sowmya is an economist with Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University and has more than 15 years of transfer pricing consulting experience.

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