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The impact of COVID-19 has been profound. Companies are facing disruptions to supply chains, customer demand, operations and output, and are being confronted with liquidity concerns. In many cases, governments across the world have announced tax provisions and other programs to dampen economic hardships and free much needed cash resources.

We invite you to read our Special Report, COVID-19: Impact on (the Other) TP, which Baker McKenzie has produced in partnership with Bloomberg Tax and Accounting. This report identifies the most critical transfer pricing issues companies should be analyzing now.

COVID-19: IMPACT ON (THE OTHER) TP

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Salim Rahim is the chair of the Firm's Global Transfer Pricing Group. He has extensive experience in transfer pricing matters, including transfer pricing planning, compliance, and tax controversy. He has represented clients in all administrative phases of a controversy. Salim has also represented companies in various alternative dispute resolution forums, particularly the Advance Pricing & Mutual Agreement Program. Salim is a frequent speaker on transfer pricing matters in seminars sponsored by various organizations and universities. He also participates in programs sponsored by Bloomberg BNA, Alliance for Tax, Legal and Accounting Seminars (ATLAS), Tax Executives Institute (TEI), International Tax Review, Organization for International Investment and the American Bar Association.

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Brendan Kelly is a partner in the Tax group, and based in Baker McKenzie’s Shanghai office. He has over 15 years of tax advisory experience. He is ranked as a leading tax lawyer by top legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, PLC Which lawyer? and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Kelly worked as a partner in the Tax and Business Advisory Services Group at the Beijing office of one of China’s biggest accounting firms. His professional affiliations include serving on the editorial board of China Tax Intelligence—one of the premier China tax publications—and on the board of governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.

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Dr. Carlos Alberto Linares Garcia is a principal economist of Baker McKenzie’s Latin America Transfer Pricing practice. He is knowledgeable in the fields of transfer pricing, financial valuation and antitrust. His professional experience includes more than 13 years in consulting and three years in the public sector. From 1993 to 1995, Dr. Linares was a deputy director with the International Tax Department of the Mexican Ministry of Finance in Mexico City. From 1996 to 1999, he was an associate economist at Houston-based Baker & Associates Energy Consultants and from 2000 and 2004, he was a senior manager and a partner in the energy economics and transfer pricing group at a big-four firm in Houston and Monterrey. Dr. Linares received the Banamex Economics Award in 2000, as well as the Inter-American Social Security Award in 2002. He has lectured at various institutions such as the IFBD, Rice University, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

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Michael leads our transfer pricing practice in Singapore, where he has been based for the last nine years. Michael is a seasoned transfer pricing economics and tax practitioner and has advised multinationals across various industries throughout the planning, compliance and audit cycle.

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Caroline Silberztein is nominated by France on the list of independent persons of standing authorized to serve as arbitrators for the application of the European Arbitration Convention. She is a member of the United Nations Sub-Committee on Transfer Pricing and continues to be involved in policy dialogue with OECD and non-OECD countries. She is a visiting Professor in several European Universities. She was the Head of the OECD Transfer Pricing Unit from 2001 to 2011.

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Kent Stackhouse is a member of the Firm’s North America Tax Practice Group in Amsterdam, where he mainly practices in the area of US federal taxation of corporations. Prior to that, he was a member of the Firm’s Washington, DC office. Kent is a former teaching associate at Georgetown University Law Center for an international tax and business planning course. He also is a frequent speaker at tax conferences.