DLA Piper lures 2 TP Economists in Amsterdam

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DLA Piper has announced that two economists have joined its Amsterdam office as transfer pricing experts. [private] Ágata Uceda and Frank Schwarte have joined the tax group as economists.

Ágata joins DLA Piper from the Amsterdam office of KPMG where she worked for almost nine years, advising multinationals on the management, design and implementation of their transfer pricing policies. She has extensive experience in all aspects of transfer pricing planning, dispute resolution and compliance, and has managed a wide range of assignments covering economic, management and fiscal aspects of transfer pricing. Ágata’s has extensive experience advising pharmaceutical and chemicals companies, but has also undertaken projects for high-tech and software, food and general industrial multi-nationals. Earlier in her career, Ágata spent two years in industry working as a consultant at the World Trade Center in the US and subsequently at the Argentinean Ministry of Economy in Los Angeles.

Frank also joins from KPMG where he worked as part of Ágata’s team. He specialises in transfer pricing, preparing transfer pricing documentation, defending clients in transfer pricing tax audits, and advising on the transfer pricing aspects of valuations and business restructurings. Frank’s main area of expertise is financing transactions, including interest rate analyses, spread analyses for intermediate financial services companies, debt capacity analyses and guarantee fees.

Ágata and Frank join the global transfer pricing team within the Tax group, and will work closely with co-heads of the US Transfer Pricing team, Bernhard Von Thaden and Clarke Norton. Their arrival brings the total number of economists within DLA Piper’s Transfer Pricing team to ten.

Roderik Bouwman, Head of DLA Piper’s EMEA Tax Practice, said:

“I am delighted that Ágata and Frank will be joining us. Their considerable experience and expertise further strengthens our capabilities, both in terms of our tax practice across EMEA and, more specifically, our international transfer pricing team. Having a global team of experienced lawyers, tax advisers and economists enables us to address the full range of issues faced by our multinational clients in a cost-effective manner, wherever they do business.”

Frank officially joined DLA Piper on 8 June; Ágata joined on 15 August 2009.[/private]

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