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The World of Transfer Pricing

MENA region podcast series

Welcome to our podcast series! 

The world of Transfer Pricing podcast series, is where our leaders converge to discuss some of the latest tax trends, transfer pricing developments, and challenges throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.

The podcasts will equip you with knowledge on the latest regulatory changes and developments, and how they may impact your business. You can listen to episodes at your convenience via your desktop computer or smart phone.

Episode 1: Transfer Pricing implications of COVID-19 on MENA businesses 

Mourad Chatar

Assess the impact on your transfer pricing arrangements now, Respond with appropriate measures and Monitor the results closely; any change comes with risks and opportunities

This is a special instalment in the series that covers the current COVID-19 crisis and the effect it will have on MENA businesses who are dealing with Transfer Pricing issues. We hope that this episode will help you to mitigate the risks and to seize the opportunities. 

Mourad Chatar Transfer Pricing Director and the UAE Transfer Pricing Lead, discusses the recent Transfer Pricing implications of COVID-19 on MENA businesses.  

Episode 2: Transfer Pricing implications of COVID-19 on financial transactions

Rabia Gandapur

Short term funding, which is key for businesses right now, has been the immediate priority for taxpayers. It is important for MNE’s to consider additional sources of funding more medium term, including external financing or restructuring existing debt

This installment of our podcast discusses the financial transactions guidance issued by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) earlier this year. Our Transfer Pricing experts discuss the key highlights from these guidelines, as well as insights on topical Transfer Pricing issues being faced by taxpayers.

Rabia Gandapur, Transfer Pricing director and UAE Financial Services Lead in the Middle East, discusses the implications of the new financial transaction guidelines for Middle East taxpayers in light of Covid-19.


Episode 3: Transfer Pricing implications of COVID-19 on policy design

Hesham Lotfy

There are a number of economic changes multinational enterprises will need to deal with in 2020 and it is important to factor those changes into their Transfer
Pricing policies and documentation

This installment of our podcast discusses the major elements influencing the Transfer Pricing Policy of a multinational enterprise in a crisis environment. We will also shed light on the techniques that can be used in an economic analysis and benchmark studies during a downturn. This episode is aimed at helping businesses understand the major influences on Transfer Pricing policy design, benchmarking approaches during a crisis and which industries may be impacted from a Transfer Pricing perspective.

Hesham Lotfy, Transfer Pricing Senior Manager and Abu Dhabi Lead in the Middle East, discusses the implications of COVID-19 on policy design. 

 

Episode 4: Transfer Pricing developments and controversy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Danial Khalid

Given the changing business landscape and new economic environment, multinationals need to consider the relevance of their existing transfer pricing policies.

This is a special instalment in the series that covers the current COVID-19 crisis and the latest Transfer Pricing developments and controversy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We hope this podcast can help minimize the impact on your business. 

Danial Khalid, KSA Transfer Pricing director and Gohar Ali, KSA Transfer Pricing
Manager discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Transfer Pricing policies in KSA. 


Episode 5: Transfer Pricing planning for cash management 

Hesham Lotfy

Transfer Pricing for Financial Transactions needs to reflect the arm’s length conditions. In the current market, the financial climate will likely be very different from the normal business conditions.

This installment of our podcast discusses the importance of Transfer Pricing planning for cash management in a crisis environment for businesses in the MENA region. This episode is aimed at helping businesses understand the importance of cash management in unprecedented times such as COVID-19.

Hesham Lotfy, Transfer Pricing Senior Manager and Abu Dhabi Lead in the Middle East, discusses the implications of COVID-19 on cash management. 


Episode 6: Transfer Pricing implications of COVID-19 and the effect on MENA businesses

John Henshall

Tax authorities are likely to argue against anything that reduces their taxable profit so you have to plan and prepare for that challenge, if it comes. It certainly did follow the last recession so those who were prepared early were best able to avoid a detailed tax audit.

This is a special installment in the series that covers the current COVID-19 crisis and the major elements effecting MENA businesses. We hope this podcast can help minimize the impact on your business.  

John Henshall, Middle East Transfer Pricing Leader, discusses the Transfer Pricing implications of COVID-19 on MENA businesses. 


Episode 7: Qatar Transfer Pricing developments and dispute prevention strategies 

Banashwar Ghosh

Qatar executive regulations introduced new transfer pricing compliance requirements. Preparing proactively will support taxpayers’ position during audits.

This installment of our Podcast series covers the roadmap for complying with the Transfer Pricing requirements in Qatar and provides practical guidance to mitigate potential Transfer Pricing enquiry risks. 

Mourad Chatar Transfer Pricing Director and UAE Transfer Pricing Lead and Banashwar Ghosh, Qatar Transfer Pricing lead discuss the Transfer Pricing regulations in Qatar.


Episode 8: Country by Country Reporting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

George German

Preparation is the most important of coordinated and systematic approach to CbC Reporting in KSA. Ensure you start early to gather the financial data needed in time.

Listen to this episode of our podcast series to learn about the requirements, best practices, and lessons learned from the first year of CbC filing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Danial Khalid, KSA Transfer Pricing Lead, George German, Transfer Pricing Manager, and Okky Sustiyono, Transfer Pricing Manager discuss the latest CbCR developments in KSA


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