Since 2019, SLB is the first law firm in the Philippines to have a fully-dedicated transfer pricing team. SLB’s transfer pricing team delivers a wide range of transfer pricing solutions to companies in order to satisfy all aspects of their transfer pricing design/planning, compliance, and risk management requirements.
Broadly, SLB’s transfer pricing services consist of the following:
- Transfer pricing design/planning Transfer pricing strategy/structure, business context and business process/company analysis, functional analysis, transfer pricing design/planning papers, and benchmarking studies.
- Transfer pricing documentation Masterfile, local file and country-by-country documentation, transaction-based documentation, transfer pricing review of legal agreements, corporate transfer pricing policies, and implementation support.
- Dispute resolution/management services Transfer pricing risk assessment and management, audit support, Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs), Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAPs), arbitration, expert testimony, advocacy and litigation support to manage/resolve transfer pricing disputes and controversies arising before the tax authorities and/or various courts of law.
Armed with both technical and practical expertise from years of transfer pricing experience locally and in the region, SLB’s transfer pricing team works closely with each client and ensures that services are tailored specifically to meet client needs and that services are provided promptly and cost-efficiently. The team provides a practical hands-on approach whereby the Transfer Pricing Partner is fully involved in service delivery.
SLB’s transfer pricing team has assisted clients from many and varied industries, ranging in size from large global multinationals to mid-tier multinationals to smaller and emerging companies. Its growing list of transfer pricing clients includes those from the following industries: oil and gas, banking and financial services, business process outsourcing (BPO), manufacturing, trading, software development, gaming, hotels, logistics/freight forwarding, health maintenance organization (HMO), and engineering services.
SLB has been recognized by World Transfer Pricing in cooperation with International Tax Review as a Tier 1 transfer pricing firm in the Philippines for three consecutive years (2019-2021). It is the only law firm in Tier 1, the rest being big 4 accounting firms.