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Deloitte’s transfer pricing group rises to the top as the ’Best of the Best’ in the world


Four of Deloitte member firm transfer pricing partners named in the top 25

New York, Deloitte is proud to announce seven recipients for the Best of the Best 2009 and the Best of the Best USA 2009 awarded by Legal Media Group, which identifies biannually the top 25 transfer pricing advisers worldwide and in the U.S., respectively.

Four partners of participating Deloitte member firms were among the seven awardees. Mark Atkinson is the leader of the UK transfer pricing group, which consists of more than 100 professionals and is consistently rated highly by International Tax Review. He has more than 20 years of experience as a UK international tax and transfer pricing specialist. Also named is Professor Heinz-Klaus Kroppen, Düsseldorf, who heads Deloitte’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) transfer pricing service line, and is the leader of Deloitte Germany’s tax function. A professor at a local university, his work focuses exclusively on international matters, mainly cross-border transactions, acquisitions, and multinational corporations’ tax issues. Gary Zed, Ottawa, is a partner in Deloitte Canada’s National Transfer Pricing and Competent Authority Group. He has authored several articles and is frequently quoted in international journals concerning competent authority and transfer pricing issues, and the policies and practices of the Canadian Revenue Authority.

Also among those recipients for the Best of the Best 2009 is John Oatway, who is also a partner in Deloitte Ottawa. Oatway represented Deloitte at the recent OECD consultations with regard to the comparability and profit method paper and has been a frequent speaker in the Canadian and international forums.

From Deloitte U.S., Alan Shapiro, Mark Nehoray, and Richard Clark, were among those named in the Best of the Best USA 2009.

“This award is evidence of the dedication and learning of Deloitte professionals worldwide, and their ability to apply their skills in transfer pricing broadly, accurately, and with integrity,” says Deloitte U.S. Partner Jeff Neuenschwander, Detroit, Global Tax Service Line Leader, Transfer Pricing, “I am thrilled for our partners and their teams for this achievement and the recognition by our colleagues worldwide.”

Legal Media Group commissioned its research department to carry out a12-month study of experts in 20 practice areas. The research process for each guide involves sending more than 4,000 questionnaires to senior practitioners or in-house counsel involved in each practice area in more than 60 jurisdictions, asking them to nominate leading practitioners based on their work and reputation. The results are analyzed and screened for firm, network, and alliance bias. Each expert is then independently assessed through a series of interviews with clients and peers. The 25 who received the most votes in each practice area are included in the 2009 edition. Research for Expert Guides, a series of handbooks listing the world’s leading lawyers and legal advisers, is conducted year-round in an effort to obtain the most accurate insight into the leading experts in each practice area.

Read the full list of transfer pricing experts in the most recent Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers.

About Legal Media Group
Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides is a series of handbooks listing the world’s leading lawyers and legal advisers, based on extensive client and peer review. Expert Guides has been researching the world’s legal markets for over 15 years, and has become one of the most trusted resources for international buyers of legal services. Expert Guides research is conducted all year-round to ensure that each guide contains the most accurate insight into the leading experts in each practice area. Legal Media Group is part of Euromoney Institutional Investor, one of the world’s largest international publishing houses.

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