MacIntyre Hudson hires Batanayi Katongera as TP Partner
MHA MacIntyre Hudson has appointed Batanayi Katongera as transfer pricing partner, effective January 2019. MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the U.K. member firm for Baker Tilly International and Batanayi will be based in the London office.
Batanayi will be leading the transfer pricing service line at MHA and has over 18 years of transfer pricing experience in the UK across a broad spectrum of industry sectors including financial services, private equity, funds, manufacturing, media and technology, as well as life sciences and telecommunications. Batanayi has a particular focus on transfer pricing dispute resolution involving complex transfer pricing enquiries and extending to handling MAP proceedings and agreeing APAs, and ATCAs.
Batanayi also brings with him a wealth of experience working on Africa related Transfer Pricing Projects.
Commenting to TaxGrotto.com, Batanayi said:
“The transfer pricing environment has never been more complex and clients are looking for value-for-money solutions that work on a practical basis across multiple jurisdictions. I am excited to be joining a firm and a network that understands this and is focussed on quality growth and advice on a global scale.”
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Rakesh Shaunak, Managing Partner and Group Chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson, says:
“We’re very pleased to have Batanayi join us to drive our transfer pricing service offering. His appointment adds to our fast growing team of specialists to strengthen our service for clients with cross-border transactions, an important part of our involvement in the Baker Tilly International network.”
Chris Denning, Partner and Head of Corporate International tax at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, adds:
“Following the OECD’s BEPs review, and high-profile media coverage of multinational tax structures, the focus of global tax authorities is on the taxation of the value derived in and from their local marketplaces. This is clearly evidenced in the UK with anti-avoidance measures such as diverted profits tax, a proposed digital services tax and now a diverted profits disclosure facility.
“Strengthening our transfer pricing resources and expertise is a key objective to ensure we can proactively help our clients deal with the complexities of transfer pricing both from a compliance and strategic planning perspective.”