How we support transfer pricing and tax advisers globally

Transfer pricing advisers choose us partly because of our specialist expertise, of course, but also because we work well with them. We support their efforts to develop their client relationships, and we give those clients the best possible service. (We have made a deliberate decision not to advise on tax or transfer pricing because we do not want to be competitors to our TP adviser clients.)

When a TP adviser comes to us, we’ll often start by providing a free workshop for their team. This will cover key issues such as how ICAs interact with a group’s TP policies, global best practice, and how the adviser can apply all this in their day-to-day work.

We might then have a general discussion about the client’s objectives in project, and how we would approach the work. (The adviser doesn’t have to say who the client is at this point.) We outline the main legal implementation issues and explain the basic process we would use.

We then provide a quote – often on a fixed-price basis – and once that is approved we start work. Throughout the process, we are always fully focused on providing a seamless service that enhances the adviser’s relationship with their client.

Because our specialism involves working with teams in the client group that the adviser may not have much contact with, we quite often become aware of additional needs outside the core project that the adviser could address. If so then we make the adviser aware.

Bringing in an outside expert is always a big decision. You need people with the expertise to do the work to the very highest standards. Who have the experience to spot problems before they occur. Who can work well with your team and develop your relationship with your client. And who will do it all cost-effectively. That’s LCN Legal.

Why work with us?

World-leading
Legal
experts

We are the world-leading experts and educators in intercompany agreements and related corporate structures.

Global and
cross-functional
approach

We liaise with all the stakeholders involved, not just in tax, to ensure that the intercompany agreements and legal structures we maintain support all of the group’s objective.

Ongoing support
to maintain tax-audit
readiness

We provide an outsourced management service for multinational groups, to ensure that their intercompany agreements are maintained in a tax-audit ready central archive.

I worked with Paul Sutton for many years whilst he was at McGrigors / Pinsent Masons, in my role as Group Tax Manager of Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (Europe) Ltd (SEWS-E Ltd), and also for a period as SEWS-E Ltd Company Secretary. In this time I had extremely valuable assistance and advice from Paul, not only as regards general corporate law matters, but also particularly across a wide spectrum of legal aspects of SEWS-E Ltd group transfer pricing policies, implementation, inter-group agreements and legal compliance.

Martin L Kinsey, Group Tax Manager
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (Europe) Limited

I have worked with Paul and his team in structuring significant Corporate Debt and have found his approach to be commercial, pragmatic and measured. I would have no hesitation working with Paul again, as we value his commercial and responsive approach.

Joanne Luce, Director
Acqua Trust Company Limited, Jersey

All-Fill Inc, a US based manufacturer of packaging machinery, has had the distinct pleasure of working with Ivan Hanna and the LCN Legal team in relation to our overseas acquisition projects. Ivan has displayed patience and intricate knowledge of English law as it applies to us as a foreign company. Ivan’s counsel has been calculated and sound, together we tailored an approach that is telling of our company’s aggressive nature. I was most impressed at Ivan’s willingness to dig deep into the details and investigate any way to give our side a competitive advantage while negotiating. Ivan has been our guiding light since our initial engagement.

Ryan Edginton, President & CEO
All-Fill Inc

I have been working with Ivan Hanna over the past year on various corporate matters including a group share restructuring project and intercompany agreements for our transfer pricing compliance. Compared to other corporate law firms I have worked with, Ivan took the time to understand our business, our stakeholders and my needs. He was incredibly responsive and went above and beyond to manage our various stakeholders and turn around a big piece of work in a short amount of time. I have no hesitation in recommending Ivan or LCN Legal – they are what all solicitors should be!

Becky Karver, CFO
Deallus Consulting

It is my privilege to recommend Ivan. He is able to process requirements quickly and formulate an effective strategy that protects one’s commercial interests. He is very personable and exceeds expectations. A great lawyer!

Roop Singh Sood, Executive Producer
AKA Filmworks

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