Reed Smith hires Theodor van Stephoudt as TP Economist in New York
Theodor van Stephoudt has moved from Dentons US to Reed Smith this month.
He is a well known transfer pricing economist who has worked in Switzerland, as a partner with KPMG, and latterly in the US with law firms.
Theodor has extensive experience working with clients in providing assistance in the development of transfer pricing documentation, the planning of appropriate intercompany prices and the valuation of intangibles, tangible assets and entities for tax purposes. Theodor has defended clients in tax audits conducted by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax authorities in Europe and in Asia. His clients include multinational companies with cross-border intra-group transactions. He has advised clients of all sizes, from smaller startup companies to very large, well-known global multinational corporations.
Theodor has analyzed intercompany pricing and fee structures for various industry sectors, including manufacturing, high-tech and financial services, and provided analyses regarding royalty rates, including brand name royalties and related tax and transfer pricing advice. Theodor has developed management fee systems for clients in a number of industries and has assisted clients in determining the most advantageous location for intangibles/value drivers. During his five years in Switzerland, he assisted clients with the establishment of principal structures in that country. Theodor has also advised clients in obtaining advance pricing agreements on a bilateral and unilateral basis. Unilateral advance pricing agreements were established with the IRS. Theodor advised on bilateral advance pricing agreements with Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, and Norway.
Theodor has valued trademarks, technologies, startup companies, other tangible and intangible assets, and entire corporations. He has assisted in due diligence processes to evaluate potential transfer pricing risks.
Theodor has presented at tax and transfer pricing forums, and his articles on transfer pricing have been published in both English and German magazines.